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3 boutique resorts near the heart of downtown Palm Springs are underneath new possession. Kirkwood Assortment, co-operator of the Palm Springs Lodge at 2135 N. Palm Canyon Generate, has ordered the La Serena Villas, Del Marcos Lodge and The Three Fifty Lodge for just beneath $29 million.
The three houses are a stones-throw absent from each individual other near the corner of South Belardo Highway and West Baristo Highway. Constructed amongst 1933 and 1950, just about every lodge has fewer than 20 rooms and claims an personal encounter.
What are the accommodations like?
La Serena Villas — 339 S. Belardo Street / laserenavillas.com
This 18-place hotel options a spa, restaurant, saltwater pool and rooftop bar. Initially developed in 1933, the hotel was renovated in 2016 to produce a far more luxury knowledge, in accordance to Kirkwood. Its on-site cafe, Azúcar, serves what the resort enterprise phone calls “modern contemporary cuisine” — a reasonably normal combine of upscale California fare, according to the menu — when the “Sugar High Rooftop Lounge” serves speciality cocktails with views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
The Del Marco Hotel — 225 W. Baristo Road / delmarcoshotel.com
This 17-area mid-century fashionable home was specified a Course I historic web-site by the Palm Springs Town Council in 2012. Designed in 1947, this residence was famous architect William F. Cody’s to start with unbiased commission, and served kickstart his vocation in the desert.
The Three Fifty Resort — 350 S. Belardo Street / thethreefiftyhotel.com
This 10-room lodge sporting activities a modern-day, minimalist search that is weighty on the white (partitions, home furnishings, sheets, and many others.). Built in 1950, the home was renovated in 2017 and offers a classic Palm Springs pool getaway with each individual home situated about a heated pool.
How did we get here?
Kirkwood Selection traces its beginnings to the 2012 acquisition of a non-public dwelling at 97 Lakeshore Generate in Rancho Mirage, which it rents on small-term rental platform Vrbo, despite the fact that organization license data indicate the firm was formally included in 2016. Affiliates of the team obtained the Palm Springs Lodge the next yr with the company’s portfolio escalating to consist of numerous other boutique resorts in the course of California in spots such as Santa Barbara and Pacific Grove in the years following.
The a few not long ago-acquired downtown Palm Springs resorts had been owned by hoteliers Lars and Kelly Viklund, who experienced acquired and operated them more than about the very last two a long time. Kirkwood Assortment bought all 3 from the pair.
What improvements are in retail outlet for the qualities?
Rather several for the time remaining.
A Kirkwood agent instructed The Desert Sun that the firm is “exploring updates to the properties, but in the meantime, will be integrating the offerings they do throughout all properties, which consist of champagne at check-in, and contactless and textual content concierge providers.”
James B. Cutchin addresses organization in the Coachella Valley. Arrive at him at [email protected].