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Rebecca Hughes


The Parker Palm Springs

As the annual ‘Coachella’ music festival draws upon us, I am reminded of my stay at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs last summer. It was a delight from both a design and experiential perspective.

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In terms of style, the Parker incorporates a number of differing themes from 70’s retro, to relaxing in the Hamptons, to romantic English summers (if they still exist!). Dark natural soft furnishings work well with contrasting light coloured walls to feel cool yet homely against the backdrop of the desert heat.

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Jonathan Adler was the interior designer behind The Parker, his unique eclectic style and sense of fun hit you at the concierge desk. On the wall his ceramic frieze reads ‘EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY FOR TOMORROW YOU SHALL CHECK OUT.

The diverse style influences also make sense due to the differing aspects of the Hotel. From the formal leather and mahogany dining area of Mister Parker's; to the marine inspired spa area; to the aristocratic English gardens, each section of the hotel is given its own unique identity.

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A couple of other guests we met found the diversity of the hotel problematic. However the quality and warmth of the service helped overcome any jitters. We also found the food to be exceptional.

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If you are in Palm Springs neck of the woods, I cannot recommend a stay at this hotel highly enough. It is the perfect anecdote to hectic city life. Also, do ask to speak to Ryan when making your booking, his attention to detail made our stay truly memorable.

The Parker, Palm Springs:

+ 1 760.770.5000


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