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Interiors were reimagined by L.A. design firm Smith Firestone Associates, which also oversaw Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. PHOTO: La Quinta Resort & Club.
Interiors were reimagined by L.A. design firm Smith Firestone Associates, which also oversaw Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. PHOTO: La Quinta Resort & Club.

Desert Redux

by C California Style

Known as a playground for the elite Hollywood set …

Known as a playground for the elite Hollywood set (director Frank Capra penned his screenplay It’s a Wonderful Life here), La Quinta Resort & Club is now back on the map following a major, multimillion-dollar overhaul. Framed by bougainvillea and tangerine trees, the 45-acre Spanish-style oasis has been given an outdoor face-lift ranging from refurbished pool areas and patios to new fireplace features. Suites and casitas are appointed with Palm Springs glam-inspired touches in persimmon and chocolate tones including tailored, upholstered headboards with nailhead trim, geometric-printed area rugs, and desert cactus-bloom prints. Rooms from $319; 49499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, 760-564-4111; laquintaresort.com.

Written by Jennie Nunn and Lesley McKenzie.