Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This luxury boutique hotel is now managed by Evolution Hospitality, officially opened in Palm Desert, Calif.
Located along El Paseo, known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert,” and near Coachella Valley attractions such as golf courses, art galleries and Joshua Tree National Park, the boutique property includes a fully restored 1950 Airstream and a backyard lawn with interactive games and yoga overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains. There are other offerings which include a living art gallery and chef-driven food and beverage.
Hotel Paseo from the house of Marriot International blends the aesthetic of a desert oasis with mid century modern design. The entrance of the hotel is marked by two palm trees rising through an angular porte-cochère. Other design features include a Calacatta marble-floored lobby stocked with a rotating art gallery, a custom-designed glass blown chandelier by Jesus Garcia and pathfinding art pieces such as a collection of vintage-style roller skates leading to the gym.
The 150 guestrooms are bathed in soft gray, white and light blue tones, complemented by modern artwork by local artists, with barn doors opening to spa-inspired bathrooms. The guests seeking a wellness-centric retreat can also book one of three spa-adjacent Oasis guestrooms that include freestanding, oval-shaped soaking tubs.
Hotel Paseo offers nine specialty suites, including a vintage 1950 Airstream by master restorer David Winick. The 25-foot trailer, located on the backyard lawn, includes stainless-steel appliances, an 8-foot reclaimed black walnut bar and a porch with loungers.
The additional one-off accommodations include the Billiards Suite, offering a pool table, wet bar, lounge area and a Shinola Runwell record player complete with a curated collection of old and new vinyl; along with the Grand Desert Suite which includes a motorized expandable boardroom table for intimate meetings. Each guestroom and suite has 55-inch smart TVs, while most rooms have private balconies overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains and valley palms.
The new renovated lawn offers a pool and hot tub with three private cabanas, a poolside cabana bar called Lemondrop, and an outdoor stage with A/V capabilities for live musical performances. The hotel also includes a variety of meetings and event spaces, such as the 3,200-square-foot Grand Paseo Ballroom. The 2,000-square-foot event lawn, adjacent to the main ballroom, serves as an outdoor venue, while the Palm Boardroom accommodates 20 and includes premium A/V capabilities, as well as a 75-inch TV, and views of the lawn and restored Airstream.