This is the time of year we yearn for the sun! Palm Springs is a perfect get a way.
Visitors to Palm Springs might be surprised to see what has happened to the Holiday Inn at the corner of Palm Canyon and Sunrise Way. The hotel is now the Saguaro Palm Springs, and where it was once a dingy shade of green, it is a rainbow of colors — 14, to be exact. “They’re the color of wildflowers indigenous to the area,” said the architect, Peter Stamberg, of Stamberg Aferiat, the firm hired to remake the hotel.
Structurally, not much of the 245-room property has changed, but the lobby, which has a 10-foot ceiling and no windows, is now covered in wallpaper with oversize images of red bird of paradise flowers and an “architectural mountainscape” design, a colorful concept inspired by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán that is carried through to the rooms. The Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Calif.; information: (877) 808-2439
From the New York Times