Colony Palms Hotel :: Wanderlust Wednesday

by | Aug 24, 2016 | Famous Hotels, Travel, Wanderlust Wednesday | 3 comments

In the heart of Palm Springs lies a desert oasis that draws a”posh” crowd, the Colony Palms Hotel. Originally opened in 1936 by reputed mobster Al Wertheimer, this former speakeasy has now become the hotspot for Hollywood types off Palm Springs main drag. Intrigue mixed with glamor .

The Moroccan-inspired Colony Palms Hotel is a welcoming splash of color and eccentricity. Redesigned in 2007, by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, it’s the perfect place for those who are seeking luxury accommodations. The rooms boast four-poster beds complete with Turkish headboards embroidered by artisans in Istanbul, vaulted ceilings, and custom chandeliers.

Looking to escape the intense Palm Springs sunshine? You can beat the heat and soak like a Hollywood starlet in an exquisite claw foot bathtub. Or enjoy the backdrop of the cobalt blue San Jacinto Mountains poolside, mixed with  “people watching” underneath swaying palms. The perfect Hollywood “scene” from the comfort of your lounge chair.

Dine in a luxury at the “The Purple Palm” restaurant, a laid-back version of the hotels California-meets-Morocco style. The Colony Palm recruited famed designer (and colorful personality) Martyn Lawrence Bullard to revamp this colorful eatery which includes the addition of elaborate wall coverings and Bullard’s signature mirrors. The effect as delicious as the food.

If you are looking for a “boutique” hotel experience with luxurious amenities and 5-star design, then this Southern California hotel is the perfect retreat that won’t break the bank.


572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262


Until next time,

Live a life well curated…