The Saguaro Palm Springs
by Daniel Haim
The Saguaro Palm Springs, Joie de Vivre’s new, colorful 245- room boutique hotel property, will officially open on February 1, 2012. It looks like a great place for a photo shoot. We hope that our photographer-readers will pick up on this location and will put together a nice editorial, perhaps in V Magazine.
Centrally located at the corner of Sunrise and East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, CA, this is boutique hotel company Joie de Vivre’s first property in Palm Springs, and the second in an expanding collection of Saguaro hotels, following the successful opening of The Saguaro Scottsdale in November 2011. Designed to reflect the colorful vibrant spirit of the Southwest, the bold color palette is the work of renowned architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, of New York-based Stamberg Aferiat Architecture, who have infused the property with hues that reflect the indigenous flowers of the surrounding desert region. The three-story structure, originally constructed in 1977, will feature an expansive pool located within a lush center courtyard, and an innovative restaurant run by James Beard Award winning Iron Chef Jose Garces, who also oversees food & beverage at The Saguaro Scottsdale.
“We are thrilled to be opening our second Saguaro hotel and to have such a great location in Palm Springs,” said Joie de Vivre President & COO Ingrid Summerfield. “As with The Saguaro in Scottsdale, we believe this concept will bring something very fresh and welcome to Palm Springs.”