Kimpton Hotel in Palm Springs

May 24, 2013

Kimpton Hotel Palm Springs Palomar

Kimpton has officially announced that they will be operating a six-story, 190-room hotel that will be built on the former site of Palm Springs’s Desert Fashion Plaza. The new Hotel Palomar will include a “chef-driven, destination restaurant,” meeting and event space, and a rooftop bar and pool, which, somehow, is a first for Palm Springs. I know, that sounds unbelievable to me too. Wessman Development is in the midst of demolishing the old shopping center, and the new Kimpton Hotel is expected to open its doors in 2015. The redevelopment of the 14-acre Fashion Plaza site will eventually also include retail, restaurants, office space, and new streets.


The Enclave at Sunrise

December 28, 2008

Located minutes from the entertainment, dining and shopping districts of Palm Springs on the corner of Racquet Club and Sunrise Way, The Enclave at Sunrise is a development by Bayshore Development and Creosote Partners with design and site plan by nationally renowned architecture firm MVE & Partners. An intimate cul-de-sac community of 52 luxury homes, The Enclave at Sunrise’s three to five-bedroom single-family homes feature 2,800 to 3,300 square feet of elegant interior space.

The vision for this new Palm Springs luxury offering is to encourage a sense of community while emphasizing the natural landscape. “The Enclave at Sunrise combines great home design with the energy of being so close to the vibrancy and character of downtown Palm Springs,” notes Tom Noya, Principal of Bayshore Development.

Each of the single-family homes is located along an inwardoriented cul-de-sac that further nurtures community and neighborhood, complementing the natural landscape and breathtaking mountain views. All homes are set on generous lots that average 10,000 square feet. The Enclave at Sunrise provides a delicate balance between outdoor desert living and an inviting interior that is perfect for a first or second home.

“This community is for the increasingly sophisticated home buyer that envisions his or her home for use as a retreat or place to entertain,” says Carl McLarand, architect and chairman of MVE & Partners. “Homebuyers today appreciate and look for a greater level of attention to detail in the design and construction of their home. That’s what they’ll find at The Enclave at Sunrise.”

A key element of The Enclave at Sunrise experience is the flexibility of each buyer to customize their home to individual needs and tastes. Customizing options include a private detached casita, master bedroom retreats, pre-wiring for a media center, an outdoor living area with fireplace, and a designer pool and spa. Desert-sensitive, front-yard landscaping will be installed and maintained by the community in order to provide a cohesive and stunning landscape design.

The four beautifully designed models are Thursday – Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With prices originally staring in the $700,000s, The Enclave at Sunrise is currently offering Phase 3 Closeout pricing, with homes starting at $599,988. Call toll free (866) 883-8897 or visit the The Enclave at Sunrisesite website for more information.

For more information contact:

Russell Vozzella
1586 Sienna Court
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 864-1661

As of Sunday, December 28, 2008, there are currently 6 homes available at The Enclave at Sunrise:

Residence 1: None
Residence 2: Lot 35; Lot 3
Residence 3: Lot 37
Residence 4: Lot 29; Lot 34; Lot 39

The Enclave at Sunrise – Sales Office
1531 Savvy Court
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(866) 833-8897

43@ Racquet Club

December 28, 2008

Style and elegance were the key drivers behind the design mission of 43@ Racquet Club. Built in 2006, this AIA (American Institute of Architects) award-winning design features 43 detached single-family homes. The interiors feature 22 foot ceilings in a loft design with floor to ceiling windows that offer incredible mountain views. There are three distinct floor plans that range in size from 1415 to 1553 square feet and all homes include dual master suites, 2.5 baths, indoor fireplace, private landscaped backyard with a pool, deck, spa and a 2-car garage. Located in the center of the gated community is a 1 ½ acre park.

Now selling the final units, 43@ Racquet Club comes with all the essentials for modern living at an affordable price and low HOA fees (currently at $126.50).

43@ Racquet Club is located at 2560 Cheryl Way in Palm Springs. The cross streets are Racquet Club Road and Zanjero between Indian Canyon Drive and
Palm Canyon Drive.

Models are open Friday-Monday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more information and to schedule a tour, please call 760-325-7230 or 760-325-0825.


December 27, 2008

Oceo is a new community of nine private courtyard homes and 25 townhomes of built in the style of Mid-century Modern design. Complete with smooth and flowing living spaces that speak to the casually elegant desert mood within you. More than a look, Oceo is an experience — a richly rewarding enhancement to your sensibilities.

  • Single family homes are approximately 2,600 square feet
  • Townhomes range from 1,800 to 2,100 square feet
  • All townhomes feature a private pool
  • All single family homes feature a private pool and spa
  • Each residence comes with a finished two car garage
  • Many residences enjoy great mountain views
  • Walk to neighborhood restaurants, coffee houses and downtown
  • Visit Oceo’s own restaurant and koffi’s newest café on the corner of East Palm Canyon and Camino Real

Four models are open daily.  For more information on Oceo, please contact:

OCEO Palm Springs
1700 South Camino Real
Palm Springs, CA 92264

The Palm Hotel

December 15, 2008

Planned as a four-story, high-end boutique hotel with 51 rooms, including 11 suites, The Palm Hotel will be located in downtown Palm Springs. It will neighbor Le Vallauris to the west, the Palm Springs Art Museum to the Northwest, the Palm Springs Promenade (to be redeveloped as Museum Market Plaza) to the Northeast, a three-story hotel to the east, and Casa Cody to the south.

The main hotel building will be futuristic, with a wide, swooping metal facade, protecting a hip pool scene with cabanas. On top of the hotel there will be a roof lounge, similar to the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles.

Catering to upscale travelers, room rates are expected to range from $300 to $400 per night. The Palm Hotel will offer 500-thread count sheets, plasma screen tvs, down pillows, an onsite restaurant and meeting facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Lesa Bodnar at Wessman Development at 760-325-3050 extension 22 or email

Marriott Residence Inn Hotel – Palm Springs

December 14, 2008

A planned four-story, 126-room Marriott Residence Inn Hotel, is being developed by Nexus Development Co., the developers of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.

The Marriott Residence Inn will sit on a portion of a 10-acre lot at Hermosa Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.  There are plans to put two hotels on that site, each built in phases.  The second hotel would be a 180-room Hyatt Place hotel.  The entire project (approximately $60 million to $70 million total) will also include retail buildings.

The Marriott Residence Inn is being designed by Los Angeles-based Gene Fong Associates and is estimated to cost around $25 million.

Hard Rock on Hold

December 13, 2008

Hard Rock Hotel Logo

Update – The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is currently on hold and not moving forward at this time due to a lack of financing.