Whether you come for the sun, the air, the spas, the style or the natural beauty, there's an undeniable appeal to this oasis of desert modern in the Coachella Valley. Now there's a new place to lay your head while soaking it all up.
At The Saguaro Palm Springs, you'll find elevated design, delicious food and simple comfort. If you ever needed another reason to visit, you have one now.
The Sydell Group acquired the hotel in mid 2011 with a plan to fully renovate the property into a resort celebrating the natural desert surroundings of Palm Springs. The hotel is near Sydell's first Palm Springs project, the Ace Hotel. On the heels of their successful launch of the Saguaro Scottsdale, Sydell assembled the same team of creative partners to help relaunch this hotel, also named The Saguaro [suh-warh-oh], after the iconic cactus of the Sonoran Desert.
Architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat were brought in to infuse local color into the property. The team, known for their bold use of color, advocated recreating The Saguaro around a palette of 14 vibrant tones found in native desert wildflowers.
The brilliant colors now adorn each balcony and patio and anchor the guestrooms, while also enlivening the indoor and outdoor public spaces. The color set follows the light spectrum, which in turn creates different perspectives of the hotel according to the time of day.
Iron Chef Jose Garces, a James Beard Award winner and one of the country's best young chefs, was brought aboard to revamp the food and beverage program. Garces responded with two new restaurants: Tinto, and El Jefe. Tinto is inspired by the renowned Basque region of Northern Spain and Southern France. At Tinto, Garces presents his modern approach to traditional pintxos (Peen-chos), or Basque tapas, and a deep selection of the area's premier wines and native cocktails. El Jefe is a cool celebration of the culture and cuisine of Mexico City, with a menu focused on the cuisine of what is known by locals as the "Distrito Federal ." With a premium tequila bar and lounge seating, El Jefe is a muted backdrop for Chef Garces' modern Mexican small plates.
Sydell wanted the hotel to possess a friendly hospitality that Joie de Vivre is famous for and accordingly tapped the company to oversee the hotel's operations.
Sydell and Joie de Vivre oversaw all aspects of The Saguaro's physical renovation, including a transformed lobby, rooms (now featuring hand-crafted furniture imported from Mexico), restaurants and pool areas. New lighting and carpeting for the indoor and outdoor corridors were installed, as were extensive landscaping and garden elements.