Three hotels in Palm Springs Desert Resorts undergoing renovations
- Category: Hotel
- Created on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:15
Three hotels in Palm Springs Desert Resorts undergoing renovationsA number of properties within the iconic Palm Springs Desert Resorts will be undergoing extensive revamps and renovations over this summer. Three hotels in particular will be dedicating large budgets to refurbish their hotels in 2011. These include the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa, Spa Resort Casino and JW Marriott Resort and Spa.
The Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villa and Spa in the resort of Indian Wells will be undergoing a lobby renovation this summer. It follows the recently renovated Lounge- Agent Sunset, which re-opened last October. The project will consist of a brand new front desk and registration area, new furnishings, expanded ceilings and a private dining and buffet room for the three meal restaurant- Lantana, which serves contemporary Californian Cuisine.
Due to the extensive reconstruction associated with the project, the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort will be closing from 6th – 27th July 2011. During this time, no guests will be permitted to stay in the hotel and limited staff we’ll be on site. The Hyatt believes the renovations will be a positive step in creating a greater resort.
Spa Resort Casino Renovation
Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs will be undergoing an extensive renovation of its guest rooms, corridors and lobby this summer. The iconic hotel features a Don Wexler-designed Colonnade in keeping with the mid-century modern designs prevalent in the Palm Springs Resorts. The renovations are due to begin on 5th July, completed in phases as not to disrupt guests. The finished look is set to compliment the natural, earthly tones of the surrounding landscape.
Once completed, each guest room will be fitted with new mattresses, bedding, flat-screen televisions, iPod docks and new upholstery. The corridors will be furnished with new carpets and curtains, as well as sconces and furniture. The project is being over-seen by architect Craig Pearson and interior designer, Alysha Robb, both of ‘Architects, Inc.’ in Palm Desert.
Brian Hansberry, chief operating officer for Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians which owns and operates Spa Resort Casino, said “Were pleased to reinvigorate the historical hotel and put some of our local construction teams to work in the process. But the ultimate winner will be the guests who get to enjoy staying in these beautiful rooms”. The USD2.1 Million project is expected to be completed by the end of October 2011.
JW Marriott Resort and Spa
JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Palm Desert is undergoing a USD25 Million renovation this summer. The make-over will focus its attention on its 884 guest rooms, suites and hotel corridors, as well as The Palms golf course and Lake View restaurant. The renovation coincides with the property’s 25th anniversary and the hotel will remain open as normal throughout the project. Plans are to take 100-200 rooms and entire floors out of commission at one time, so the revamp does not affect summer guests. The renovation on the golf course tees, bunkers and greens started on 17th May, the beginning of a USD1.6 million which is due to be completed for reopening on 1st November 2011.
The JW Marriot Resort undertook renovations five years ago to its atrium lobby- the gondola area was improved, new chandeliers and a sushi bar were added as well as a redesigned front desk and improvements to the restaurants. A water wall was installed and modern furniture added to create a look indicative with Palm Springs.