Opened in 1936 as a retreat for mobsters, was re-branded in 1979 as The Palms, and then in 2017 as The Colony Palms

colony palms a palm springs retreat in walking distance to downtown

Colony Palms Hotel, Palm Springs, CA        

My kind of place. Originally opened in 1936 as a retreat for mobsters (I guess being a mobster can be stressful), and then re-branded in the 50’s as Howard Manor, a getaway for the Hollywood elite. It was re-branded again in 1979 as The Palms, the first health spa in Palm Springs and then again in 2017 as The Colony Palms.

The facts… This 57-room Spanish colonial style retreat is downtown so walking distance to a lot of cool stuff, and offers two meeting rooms… one seats up to 50, the boardroom seats 16, plus some great outdoor spaces. Picture rich people relaxing around the pool. I wish I could have spent more time pretending to be rich but, no… back on the bus for one more long day and back to the oasis of my family. It was a trip. J


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