Endless sunshine, palm trees, mid-century-modern architecture and just that perfect holiday vibe: only one city perfectly resonates with those words – Palm Springs. A surreal desert oasis that captures the very essence of the Californian lifestyle.
Vivez Luxe is taking you on a journey to one of the most iconic and historic hotels of the city, a place you cannot fully understand until you have visited this heaven of surreal beauty known as The Parker. The journey begins as soon as you enter the property with a vibrant pop of color from the bougainvillea on the driveway towards the entrance. The impressive white wall of concrete hiding the main entrance is already worth your first pictures and teases the visitor to discover what lies inside this magnificent hotel.
Passing through the double doors, you suddenly step into a different world – retro, quirky, modern and full of details. This is not your average hotel and you soon realize why this place is an absolute favorite among international celebrities. Every little corner across the property offers a surprise: you don’t know where to look first with the superb art collection and sheer endless design elements your eyes don’t want to miss – you almost feel stranded somewhere inside an Andy Warhol painting.
The famous Parker has a rich history as an icon of Palm Springs, built originally to be the first Holiday Inn in California. Having undergone a big transformation in 2017, the hotel now showcases the unique taste and signature interior style of world-renowned designer Jonathan Adler.
The location of the hotel is simply perfect, with the close proximity to downtown as well as the fantastic shopping on El Paseo, while still maintaining that feeling of a secluded oasis. If you want to have even more privacy in this lush estate, the villas with their beautiful private patios are the ultimate place to stay. You will also love the bathroom amenities offering the most surprising and unique combination of luxurious amenities from some of the world’s finest beauty brands – think Aesop, Hermès and more.
Waking up slowly as the sun comes gently through the shades before heading on your terrace or the pool for a cup of coffee and just listening to bird sounds: Heavenly!
You will certainly have to visit what is probably the most stunning spa we have seen this year – you will feel like entering an oh-so-chic yacht. But also the outdoor pools will not disappoint. There is something about the azure blue waters and the lovely umbrellas that just says: holiday! Lounging on one of the extremely comfortable sun beds will transport you into a movie scene with the impressive San Jacinto mountains in the background. After playing a round of Petanque, head over to the Lemonade stand to sip a freshly made drink. Are we in the South France or in the middle of the Californian desert?
The Parker sits in 14 lush acres of grounds that have been tastefully designed like a fun maze, where you will always discover another surprise around the corner. Everything you need is here to entertain you, whether you are seeking relaxation, lounging by the pool or looking for true culinary indulgence.
You will find plenty of options to refresh and eat, wether you prefer something more relaxed or more upscale. Sitting on the patio of Norma’s, amongst the bright retro colors is an experience by itself. In the evening discover fantastic drinks and tasty tapas at Counter Reformation and end up your evening confessing in the authentic confessional – another unique moment worth capturing!
If you are looking for a more upscale fine dining experience, you will love Mr Parkers with the fantastic setting and creative fusion of flavors.
During a stay at this Palm Springs institution you will step back in time. It’s artistic, classy, humorous, chic and timeless – that’s the Parker. Pack your stylish sunnies, swimshorts, charge your camera and book you next stay at this masterpiece. Click here for bookings and more information.
Get e glimpse of what a sunny day at the Parker Palm Springs looks like in the Vivez Luxe Travel Series on Instagram: