In this year’s Hot List — Conde Nast Traveler editors picks of the year’s top hotel openings — the U.S. lays claim to 26 hot properties, including some surprises in smaller cities. Palm Springs is recognized for three hotels: Holiday House Palm Springs, Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, and The Rossi, according to a city-issued news release.
The trio includes:
Holiday House Palm Springs: With just 28 rooms, the recently remodeled Holiday House in Palm Springs has all the luxurious amenities of a large hotel, but with an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. Points for its pristine white facade, impressive art collection (including David Hockney and Roy Liechtenstein), and gorgeous pool surrounded by mountains and towering palm trees. Conde Nast notes this is an Instagram-worthy hotel, if ever they saw one.
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel: At seven stories, The Rowan is the tallest building in downtown Palm Springs, so you truly can’t miss it. Though built from the ground up, the property’s mid-century aesthetic feels very old-school. The sprawling lobby boasts a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves, and a two-story, picture window looking out on the San Jacinto mountains. It’s all about the view from the rooftop, either while dining at the restaurant, 4 Saints, or having a poolside cocktail.
The Rossi: Walking into The Rossi feels more like walking into a home than into a hotel—it’s intimate, quiet, and wonderfully run by Marina Rossi and her daughter, Avalon. The small lobby has just a laptop and fireplace, and opens onto the incredibly green and lush walled courtyard. The downtown location is walking distance to everything you need.
“We are so excited and proud that three of our hotels in Palm Springs have made the “Top” list, more than any other destination,” Mary Jo Ginther, director of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, said in the release. “This truly is a testament to the unique character of the boutique hotels in Palm Springs, be they under 10 rooms or 150. The combination of a mid-century aesthetic, old world charm, and exceptional outdoor spaces defines the feel of Palm Springs, and these three hotels have captured that vibe perfectly.”