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Hotels in Palm Springs get an average of 354 sunny days a year. It would be a shame to let any of those days go to waste.

With a buzzing pool scene and vibrant flavor from Iron Chef Jose Garces, The Saguaro Palm Springs hotel invites you to the desert for uncomplicated fun with some 1950s Technicolor.

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The story of our Coachella Valley Hotel



Our Story – The Saguaro

The Sydell Group is a company built on the idea of sharing, collaborating, and encouraging a creative process that builds compelling narrative within its hotels.

Sydell launched its first hotel collaboration in 2009 with the Ace New York and Palm Springs. Shortly thereafter we opened the technicolor Saguaros in Scottsdale Arizona and Palm Springs California with Joie de Vivre Hotels. In 2012 Sydell opened The NoMad Hotel in New York and in December 2012, we launched Freehand Miami, a premium hostel. 

The bold color palate of the Saguaro Palm Springs, located in the heart of Coachella Valley, is the work of architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat who challenged the status quo of drab desert colors and instead found inspiration in the bright colors of the indigenous flowers that grow in the local desert. 

Iron Chef Jose Garces was recruited for his unique ability to blend old-world and contemporary flavors.

“Iron Chef Winner, Jose Garces, is responsible for the Basque-inspired menu at Tinto, where you can get a nice cheese plate, pasta with artichokes, or a variety of pintxos. El Jefe, just off the lobby, is a great spot for tequila and tacos.” – Zagat, 2013

The Saguaro continues to seek out creative partners with whom to collaborate. During the Coachella weekends and the new summer weekend festival Splash House, the hotel has hosted artists and musicians including Hello Stranger Creative, A Club Called Rhonda, Sky Ferreira, Curtis Kulig, Henry Holland, Bag Raiders, Miami Horror and Neon Indian among others.

We are working with the locally led Coachella Valley Art Scene as we continue to show different photography and art installations in our public spaces. On our tumblr and instagram we are lucky to share a lot of beautiful photography and stories from our guests. Check it out at and @thesaguarops.