We hope all of you here in So Cal were able to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather we had this weekend. Although we stayed closer to the coast, we hear the desert was equally as lovely. ATLA reader Emilyn was able to partake in a little mid century modern fabulousness with a stay at the recently renovated Horizon Hotel in Palm Springs and shared some pics...
The Horizon Hotel
was originally designed in 1952 by William Cody. In it's heyday, it was a private oasis for the Hollywood elite, including Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. But, as with many things, time took it's toll and it was due for a much needed face lift. In 2004, it shut down and had an extensive two year renovation. During that time, they practically re-built the whole place from the ground up and have now restored it, preserving its original architecture and also updating all the amenities. The decor is vintage modern glam, and Emilyn says "We had a King room... black and white minimalist, relaxing, private, calm and sophisticated. AC was a little noisy because it was right next you. Solid blinds open to sheer blinds, you had privacy, but with light and a view of the pool. Super cozy bed."
Check out her first hand account at her blog, Supercozy. Has anyone else stayed there recently? What was your take? Click here to check out our recent post on other Desert getaways. We've also included some other Palm Springs/desert links we've posted on AT:LA below:
Best Desert Getaways: Where do you go?
I dream of Palm Springs: The Zait House
House Tour: Lori2's Mom's Palm Springs House
The Lautner Desert Hot Springs Motel
Hope Springs in Deset Hot Springs