The Paloma Resort, a boutique hotel is scheduled to open in August in Cathedral City

CATHEDRAL CITY — The Paloma Resort, a 66-room boutique hotel, located at 67670 Carey Road adjacent to the Cree Estate and Trader Joe’s, is scheduled to open Aug. 4 followed by the restaurant opening on Aug. 7.

The Paloma Resort, located just east of Palm Springs, is a boutique hotel with 66 rooms and private bungalows, an open-to-the-public restaurant and lounge, spa services, and event facilities for small to mid-size corporate and social events. Next door is the historic Cree Estate, which is one of the valley’s most coveted venues for weddings and special events accommodating up to several hundred quests.

Located on 2.5 landscaped and date palm-lined acres, The Paloma is suited to families, friends, and colleagues.

The resort features several dining and entertainment options that will be overseen by Chef Chad Gardner, including Sol y Sombra, a Spanish cuisine restaurant, several private dining spaces, and Poco Sombra, a 1930s-era speakeasy complete with private hidden entrance.

“We are thrilled to be opening this new Coachella Valley destination resort,” hotelier Amy Brinkman said in a prepared statement. “With modern and historic hotel options, superb dining, a unique bar experience and many other amenities, The Paloma Resort offers easy access to all that the desert has to offer including golf, shopping, festivals, hiking, and nightlife. Together with Chef Chad Gardner, Jenn Gold, owner of Grounded Spa at the Paloma, and hotel General Manager Dan Ferrante we look forward to hiring a team of dedicated hospitality professionals to serve our community.”

All rooms and suites at the Paloma feature a king-size bed, an apartment-sized refrigerator/freezer, wet bar and fully stocked mini bar, touchless electronic locks, state-of-the-art communication devices, Keurig coffee makers, large flat screen TVs, glass-enclosed showers with BABOR amenities, hair dryers, high-end linens, and quiet split-unit HVAC units.

About Paloma Resort

The Paloma is a full-service mid-century modern-style resort with a significant history dating back to the 1860s when it began as a Wells Fargo stagecoach stop. This original adobe building is one of the oldest surviving structures in the Coachella Valley.

Forty bungalow rooms were built in 1919 and other buildings were later transported to the property from the iconic Desert Inn (now the site of the Palm Springs Art Museum and downtown park) when that resort closed. Cosmetic mogul Elizabeth Arden started her new brand of relaxation spas for women on the site in the 1950s. After that closed, the property was transformed into The Villas – Palm Springs, marketed to the growing gay community. The property then went through several changes and in 2019 Horizon Gardens expanded it by adding two new buildings with 28 suites, a fitness center, and a conference and event center. The property has been transformed into The Paloma Resort by LITpg, who will also be managing the resort. For more information, email

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  • Outside: The Paloma Resort by LITpg