PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of Two Bunch Palms, announced the recent purchase of the 75 year-old resort to a Southern California-based company, CCL Holdings, that has hospitality and real estate properties in California and Hawaii.
"We're very excited to share the vision that has been started by the previous owners and move forward with the next phase of expansion," said Tim Chun, Vice President of CCL.
In the last two years, the iconic resort has undergone a renaissance of sorts with a rebranding emphasizing its award winning healing waters considered the top 10 hot springs in the world. A multi-million dollar renovation included refurbishment of existing rooms, addition of new rooms and suites, a new farm to table restaurant and improvements to the infrastructure and public areas. In summer of this year, the property became the first carbon neutral resort in North America with the addition of a 550 KW 3.5 acre solar farm.
"We look forward to enhancing the guest experience with plans of building a world class spa/wellness center, additional hotel rooms, a second hot mineral springs grotto and swimming pool beginning in 2016," says Kelly. He added, "Two Bunch Palms is leading the industry as the first sustainable wellness resort of its kind in the country and we are thrilled that CCL is committed to promoting sustainable wellbeing."
The new management company JRNL Two Bunch Palms (an affiliate of CCL) with Kevin Kelly as its Chief Executive Officer will be retaining the leadership team led by John Trudeau, Managing Director and Rianna Riego, Executive Director of Brand & Communication. The former owners of the storied resort, chaired by Independent Film Producer, Donald Kushner, will retain the undeveloped land surrounding the Two Bunch Palms.
About CCL Holdings
CCL Holdings is a private investment company with hospitality and other real estate holdings in California and Hawaii.
About Two Bunch Palms
Two Bunch Palms (www.twobunchpalms.com) is located in the heart of the California desert at 67-425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, CA and is home to the famed hot mineral springs that have been flowing for 600 years. The 77-acre property sits in Desert Hot Springs, California which is adjacent to the City of Palm Springs – famous for its golf, tennis, hiking, shopping and gaming – and a 2-hour drive from Los Angeles. Two Bunch Palms, with its award winning spa, seeks to reconnect with its historic legacy and grounded in the natural elements while bringing in the best of class healing practitioners, healthier gourmet food and movement programs.
Contact: Rianna Riego
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