One last bit to share from Palm Springs ….. the Parker Hotel. SO cool. We saw little bits of it one evening when we hit Mister Parkers for dinner (by the way – a must see – dark, moody and delicious food – feels more like a private club than a restaurant!). We didn’t have time to wander the grounds and check the place out, so a car rental later on our last day before traveling home we set the GPS for the Parker and explored!
If I get back to Palm Springs some day I think this is where I would like to stay. The grounds were sprawling and I thought cleverly designed. You never knew what you were going to stumble upon. The hedges are labyrinth like with epansive vanishing points and long corridors that almost make you wonder what your going to find around the next corner. What did we find? A lemonade bar in the middle of the property. Yup. Who would have thought? Another couple turns we found some bocce courts tucked behind another hedge. A couple swimming pools? Yup – they have that too. We came to poke around because we heard Jonathan Adler did the redesign – reason enough to come see the unexpected – but the whole experience is what put this on the top of my list for coming back!
Photos taken at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264