Check In/Check Out: Dive Palm Springs

Slip into a different reality at this boutique midcentury gem



Palm Springs is synonymous with vintage glamour, but Dive Palm Springs is taking things to the next level. The private, 11-key auberge, which opened in the fall, nods to the elegance of 1960s Saint-Tropez thanks to co-owner Dale Fox and designer Vanessa Schreiber’s singular touches, from a Christian Lacroix ceiling mural to an ornate Belle Epoque elevator turned canopy bed and a 1954 neon artwork of a girl diving that hangs above the tranquil koi pond and inspired the hotel’s name.

Features include a restored midcentury pool (surrounded by striped loungers, cabanas and Serena & Lily hanging chairs) and a velvet-clad lounge. Co-owner and general manager Abdi Manavi says, “Dive transports our guests to a romantic, forgotten world where it’s still safe to relax, play, explore and release all the trappings of modern life.”

From $300/night. 1586 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760-323-2231.






Feature image: The tranquil koi pond at DIVE PALM SPRINGS. All photos by Brian Ashby.


This story originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of C Magazine.

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