Palm Springs has welcomed the opening of boutique hotel Villa Royale, a historic part of the city’s ‘Hollywood Hideaway’ legacy. Featuring 38 beautifully decorated rooms and villas, the design of which pay homage to the city’s history, three outdoor pools with stunning mountain views and the brand-new Del Rey restaurant, Villa Royale has been beautifully restored and redesigned to enhance Palm Springs’ hideaway hotel offering
Originally built in 1947, Villa Royale was a popular hideaway for Hollywood’s stars looking to retreat to Palm Springs for some rest and relaxation. Now Villa Royale has been redesigned into an adults-only hotel that channels mid-century design with a modern twist. The Mission-Revival style villas feature custom-made mahogany woodwork, Portuguese and Moroccan tiling, as well as locally-sourced mid-century furniture, creating a modern getaway fit for the A-list.
Art plays a big part in Villa Royale’s design and the hotel is home to over 50 original oil paintings of pop culture icons, desert landscapes and classic cars. The hotel specially commissioned three artists, Juana Casas, Lou Kregal and Sara Radovanoich to create these pieces and bring to life its Hollywood heritage. The striking pieces feature prominently throughout the hotel with portraits including the likes of Debbie Harry, Clark Gable and Lana Turner. The artistic creations aren’t just limited to the rooms though, throughout Villa Royale’s grounds, guests will find vibrant murals adorning the walls.
Villa Royale’s Del Rey, with its vintage booths, twelve-seat oak and marble bar, and outdoor patio, is perfect for relaxing with a cocktail and good food. Diners will find the intimate bar and eatery serves up a playful menu of tapas-style dishes, which are inspired by Spanish and Mediterranean flavours and perfectly complemented by Del Rey’s range of local wines and refined cocktails.
Villa Royale features a range of rooms, including pool-side Deluxe rooms with stunning mountain views and Premier rooms with king-size beds, stunning mahogany feature walls and lofty-vibes. Spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom Suites feature separate living rooms and either a fireplace, patio or cocktail bar, which are perfect for those wanting to entertain.
For a truly special stay though, Villa Royale offers the Evelyn Pell Villa, named in honour of the hotel’s original owner. Featuring all the stylish qualities of the rest of the hotel, as well as a private desert garden, hot tub and lounge area, the Evelyn Pell Villa is perhaps the crown jewel of the hotel.
Sprawled across three and a half stunning acres, the private grounds, vibrant rooms and relaxing pools at Villa Royale offer all the luxuries required for a truly Palm Springs-style retreat.
For more information on the city of Palm Springs, visit: www.visitpalmsprings.com
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About Palm Springs
One hundred miles east of Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a desert playground with year-round sunshine, blue skies and stunning natural beauty. Nestled beneath California’s San Jacinto Mountains, the city is famed for its Hollywood legacy, Native American heritage and huge collection of mid-century modern architecture. The desert oasis boasts a wealth of adventurous hiking trails and historical canyon tours, as well as chic boutiques, world-renowned golf courses and unique experiences, including the chance to stay in the former homes of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. For more information see www.visitpalmsprings.com.