Mad for Palm Springs Mid-Century mod
The oversized orange doors and white geometric exterior walls that greet you upon arriving at the glamorous Parker Palm Springs are the types of design elements that mid-century modernism enthusiasts dream of — and this retro-revival property doesn’t disappoint. Since a 2004 makeover under the guidance of famed designer Jonathan Adler, Parker Palm Springs has been the trendsetter in this desert town's renewal of mid-century design The storied resort — which is spread over 13 acres of lush gardens — is one of Palm Springs' largest, with 144 rooms decked out with colorful, whimiscal decor.
Although the rooms' spacious design and private patios might tempt you to stay put, it’s hard to stay inside with so much to explore on the hotel's vast grounds. There are three saltwater swimming pools, four clay tennis courts, bocce ball, croquet and an oversized chess board. The navy blue-shaded Palm Springs Yacht Club (P.S.Y.C.) pampers guests with massages, body treatments, saunas and yoga sessions held in a fanciful Moroccan tent.