No longer a desert oasis reserved for the exclusive enjoyment of Frank Sinatra and his contemporary proxy Justin Bieber, Palm Springs has become a playground for anyone seeking an accessible getaway – only two hours drive from LA – with a stylish twist. Whether you use it to take the hassle out of your travel plans or to guilt your significant other into booking you a holiday, here’s GRAZIA’s luxury guide to Palm Springs’ most stylish places to stay and play.
Located in Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District, ARRIVE Hotel takes the fuss out of traditional hotel hassles like dealing with the front desk and cumbersome non-touchscreen room phones using the method of communication that more people prefer: text messaging. Nothing says total relaxation like complete silence, after all. If human interaction is more your jam, the only souvenir you need to take away from a trip to Palm Springs is an Instagram taken from the iconic and eclectic Ace Hotel. Fast becoming synonymous with the quintessential P.S. experience, the game-changing Ace boasts everything you could want from a diverse desert escape, from the chill end of the spectrum (natural Feel Good Spa treatments, poolside yoga) to nightly parties that promise to turn into endless karaoke sessions.
Few things in life will restore balance to your body and soul more than a trip to Two Bunch Palms will. Not only is it the oldest hot mineral springs spa in America, it also boasts the title of the country’s first carbon neutral resort. Make an appointment as soon as possible – your zen will thank you. Wellness undoubtedly starts from the inside out, which is a philosophy that’s embraced wholeheartedly by the Ritz-Carlton Spa, a hillside retreat where you’ll not only experience maximum levels of spa smug but experience a personalised approach to your treatment encompassing nutrition, stress reduction and reflection. Namaste.