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Hotel Zoom-In: The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

From most places in Coachella Valley, you can see The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel (@rowanpalmsprings). Located right off the main drag of the city’s bustling downtown — an area filled with art galleries, trendy shops, and restaurants — the hotel stands seven stories up in the air.

The hotel perfectly melds together mid-century modern design with 21st-century contemporary flair. Upon entrance, grand doors grant entry into a high-ceiling lobby hoisted by sharp-squared concrete pillars. Known as the “living room,” guests and design lovers are particularly attracted to the overt-style bar, and the powerful window above that frames the San Jacinto Mountain backdrop and piercing desert sun. The lobby is full of cool tones; two blue linen sofas, glass & brass coffee tables, and teak floors are just a couple of design splendors that differentiate the property from other Coachella Valley hotels, which try to draw from the warmth of the sun and desert into their color scheme. Another feature in the lobby that you can’t miss, the 16-foot macramé owl laced from top-to-bottom behind the check-in counter. Right to the back, guests can enjoy farm-to-table cuisine at Juniper’s Table – the patio is the perfect spot to enjoy an iced coffee and people-watch.

Take the elevator seven floors up. Here, Palm Springs’ only rooftop pool and accompanying High Bar boast a view of the town and its towering palm trees. We recommend enjoying the pool and expansive view from one of the six luxury cabanas. When there’s no pandemic, it’s worth checking out ambrosial rooftop restaurant, 4 Saints.

All 153 rooms play off a color palette of blues and greens tempered with natural wood, creamy neutrals, and cool white. We love a room with a view, which is why you can’t go wrong here — each one overlooks either the mountains or valley (some even have private terraces).

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