LA QUINTA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a new day in the desert as La Quinta Resort & Club, the first resort to debut in Palm Springs, adds another gem to its crown: a multi-million dollar milestone restoration befitting of a legendary classic. Shouldered by the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains and a storied Hollywood past, the iconic 1926 landmark steps up with fresh, contemporary look while retaining the glamour and architectural elements that anchor what has always been an authentic experience. Ready for its close up, the resort-wide renovation encompasses upgrades of all guest casitas, starlight villas and suites as well as a re-imagined pool experience. The ambitious project also infuses the resort's lush 45 acres with a bevy of additional bougainvillea, roses and citrus trees. www.laquintaresort.com.
This signature Waldorf Astoria resort has long been a vortex for the sports- and culinary-minded, a haven for urbanites looking to unplug and refuge for Hollywood's elite seeking an escape from the limelight. One can easily decamp here to sketch out a screenplay (as Frank Capra did), drill down a handicap or rekindle a flame. From the stately Spa at La Quinta® to five championship golf courses including PGA WEST's® TPC Stadium Course and award-winning Morgan's in the desert, La Quinta Resort once again sets the stage as California's top desert retreat.
Drawing inspiration from the colorful desert environs, Los Angeles-based firm Smith & Firestone created a residential-style design featuring custom tile work and wrought iron elements, new furniture, floor coverings and two-toned blocked drapery panels. The resort's signature casitas, clustered around 41 showcase pools, are set in a fresh earthen palette of ivory, terracotta and chocolate offset with citrus overtones. Stylized Palomino textured leather bed benches, crisp hued pillows and throws adorn luxurious Wingback style headboards and contemporary Victorian chairs, while upgraded lighting and blue-sky accessories enhance guest bathrooms.
Standout elements include oversized, nail-head embellished headboards flanked by two arched mirrors reflecting the resort's colorful tile designs. Rich maple furnishings mirror the stunning geometric floor treatment set in beige and cocoa. Starlight Casita patios, popular for their stunning mountain views, debut romantic new fire features as well as plush couches and tables for alfresco entertaining.
The custom-designed suites, including the coveted El Presidente with a showcase private pool and spa, share a similar design as well as new landscaping, updated patio furniture and renovated decks. New amenities include 42- to 47-inch flat-screen high-definition televisions, mini refrigerators, Keurig® coffee makers, charging stations with dual USB ports, upgraded fireplaces and photography inspired by the storied history of the resort and its surroundings.
La Quinta Resort & Club participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,100 hotels worldwide.
La Quinta Resort & Club Background
La Quinta Resort & Club, a AAA four diamond property, is a renowned desert destination in the greater Palm Springs region featuring 620 elegantly-appointed casitas and suites and 98 villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta®; 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts and exceptional cuisine at Morgan's in the desert; TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie's at PGA WEST® and elsewhere throughout the resort. www.laquintaresort.com.
PGA WEST® Background
Known as The Western Home of Golf in America®, PGA WEST® is home to the new PGA WEST® Golf Academy, five award-winning public golf courses and four private courses designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. www.pgawest.com.
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About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 29 landmark destinations, each being a true reflection of their surroundings in the world's most sought after locations. Unified by their inspirational environments and unparalleled guest service, Waldorf Astoria creates unique authentic moments through the delivery of True Waldorf Service.
Personal concierges deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. From signature culinary excellence, 12 world-class golf courses and 23 rejuvenating spas, Waldorf Astoria offers luxuriously appointed accommodations and unforgettable experiences. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or www.waldorfastoria.com/offers. Learn more about this expanding portfolio by visiting news.waldorfastoria.com.
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