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Palm Springs is abuzz with new hotels and restaurants

Glitzy playground opens winter tourist season with a bang

Patti Pietschmann

View from the Palm Springs Aerial Tram

So last night we were treated to a fabulous communal-style dinner  at a new (June 2018) French Bistro, Tesse in West Hollywood, by the Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. Besides belly fulls of  a delicious  charcuterie,  followed by equally tasty steak, fish, veggies  and desserts, we got an earful of what's new in the desert playground that sits about a two-hour drive from Los Angeles and plane rides from New  York, San Francisco and other gateways.

 What we discovered was that there are lots of new places to bed down and eat for the hordes of tourists heading to this fall and winter playground for rounds of golf, pampering, sun and diversions. Palm Springs never sleeps but visitors have a couple of inviting new, and reimagined spots where they can get a good night's rest such as:

Hotel Paseo |--The first new hotel in Palm Desert in 30 years, Hotel Paseo is a four-star, 150-room hotel steps away from El Paseo Shopping District. The property features a pool, spa, AC3 Restaurant + Bar serving 'new American' cuisine and a luxury 1950s Airstream Cruiser Suite.

The Rowan--the first and only rooftop pool in Palm Springs (complete with six luxury cabanas, two restaurants, two bars and idyllic views of the San Jacinto Mountains) finds a home at the new Rowan by Kimpton. The six-story, 153-room Kimpton hotel is the latest installment of the Downtown Palm Springs Project responsible for downtown district's renaissance.

Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells was redone by celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard who used a petal-pink palette, Moroccan-inspired décor and mid-century modern accents to makeover this former 1950's time-share. The revamp also includes a brand-new marble-encased spa, and new restaurant Pink Cabana featuring a French and Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Ingleside Inn -- a former hideaway for Hollywood celebrities including Frank Sinatra's rat, this charmer, built in the 1920s was recently refreshed back to its original Spanish Colonial Revival design. Secluded at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains and steps from downtown Palm Springs' finest shopping, dining and nightlife, the Ingleside is also home to Melvyn's restaurant where ole blue eyes and other famous folk came back regularly for the tableside dining, martinis and the dancing.

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is all spruced up after an $8 million renovation, T

And there's a whole lot more on the horizon such as upgrades to Two Bunch Palms; Infusion Beach Hotel, Hotel Indigo, JW Marriott Desert Springs, Andaz Palm Springs, Dream Hotel Palm Springs, opening of Montage La Quinta, Pendry La Quinta, 750 Lofts Palm Springs, Virgin Hotels and others.

New dining spots--Of course  there are still lots of old tried and true dining spots, but  those of you who visit Palm Springs often might like to sink your teeth into something new.
Domo Sushi in El Paseo where Master sushi chef Jin Young transports diners to Japan via awe-inspiring dishes: sushi as art!

Heirloom Craft Kitchen  in  Indio--a casual dining experience featuring local organic product..

Beyond Balisage  in  Cathedral City where Chef Daniel Villanueva seeks to wow diners with his `earth to table' Mediterranean cuisine in his new restaurant located steps away from the aircraft tarmac at Palm Springs International Airport. 

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Grill | Palm Springs hits the Desert with a new walk-up, order and sit concept is casual dining with a full-service bar.

Revel Public House  Palm Springs serves elevated bar food and craft beers exclusively brewed for the restaurant.

Grand Central | Palm Springs -- a retro 1930s building at Downtown's historic La Plaza, Grand Central's menu favorites include avocado toast, almond pancakes, and an Impossible burger.

Paul Bar/Food  Palm Springs --The newest local's bar serves creative cocktails and bar fare, run by a longtime NYC-based bartender. 

Persimmon Bistro| Palm Springs is the Palm Spring Art Museum's new restaurant that  fuses cool wallpaper design with chic comfort food. 

Alebrije Bistro Mexico Palm Springs serving such  unique dishes such as octopus ceviche to roasted suckling pig, owner Alex Bazan brings the flavors of Mexico City to the Coachella Valley - complete with a authentic Mezcal menu.

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