A trio of charming properties with retro design touches await your visit
Words by MARIE LOOK and KATHRYN ROMEYN
Kick back at co-owner Dale Fox and designer Vanessa Schreiber’s petite, 11-room boutique escape, Dive Palm Springs, open as of fall 2019. Features include a lounge with velvet accents and a restored midcentury pool complete with Serena & Lily hanging chairs, striped loungers and cozy cabanas. Fun and fresh touches include a Christian Lacroix ceiling mural as well as a Belle Epoque elevator that was given a second life as a canopy bed. And don’t miss the 1954 neon artwork of a girl diving (the inspiration behind the hotel’s name) that hangs above the tranquil koi pond. 1586 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760-323-2231.
Since 1940, Two Bunch Palms has beckoned city dwellers to its 72-acre Desert Hot Springs retreat. This spring, America’s first carbon-neutral resort reveals a $2 million renovation by L.A.’s Studio Mai. Private soaking tubs adorn the new suites, one of which is named for gangster Al Capone, who decades ago hid out in the healing haven that now offers shamanic treatments, craniosacral therapy, aquatic sound baths, a new CBD Vibrational Facial and more. Don’t miss fresh culinary concept Twine, where tapas are paired with organic and biodynamic tea and wine. 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, 760-676-5000.
Opened at the end of January 2020, Les Cactus is an adults-only playground with anything and everything the 21-and-older set could want for a weekend getaway of fun in the sun, including a pool and hot tub, massage room, outdoor fire pit and bicycles to borrow for cruising around the city’s charming Warm Sands neighborhood. Small pets are welcome, too, at this 27-room home-away-from-home decorated in pops of pink and green alongside funky art, a splash of pineapple wallpaper and cacti (naturally) galore. 555 S. Warm Sands Dr., Palm Springs, 760-422-5500.
Feature image: A Capone suite at TWO BUNCH PALMS.
March 4, 2020
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