Edit ModuleShow Tags

Palm Springs' La Quinta Resort Turns 90


Published:

Well before Coachella brought hipsters to the desert, and the midcentury modern revival made the valley en vogue, there was La Quinta. The resort, now part of the Waldorf Astoria family, has long been a refuge for Hollywood elite, dating back to 1930s screen legends like Greta Garbo and Clark Gable.

This year, the grand dame of Palm Springs turns 90, with a fresh $22-million upgrade to boot. Despite its whopping 620 rooms, 98 Spanish villas, and 41 pools, the property still feels secluded and quiet, and remains the verdant desert oasis it’s always been. Stay cool with the resort’s new Chilled program, including pushcart cocktails and pool temps set at 84 degrees. Ready, set, summer.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2020

Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels and attractions and win a $200 gift card

A Fall Guide to Julian

What to Eat, Drink, and Do in the Historic Mountain Town

How to Spend 3 Days in Bend, Oregon

All the outdoor adventure and culinary delights to enjoy in Oregon's high desert
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. The Problem With Bright Red Tuna
    Many Americans still think bright red tuna means it’s fresher (it’s not)
  2. First Look: Animae
    Puffer Malarkey Restaurants unveil 5.5 million-dollar pan-Asian concept
  3. The Hunt For San Diego's Best Chicken Wings
    How wings became the No. 1 kickoff food in the U.S., and our hunt for the best
  4. Jason Mraz and his Historic Coffee Bean
    The singer and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters unveil the first California-grown Geisha coffee
  5. How San Diego Are You?
    Take our quiz to see where you land on the newcomer to old-timer spectrum
  6. The SoCal (Social Calendar!)
    From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles

October is Rideshare Month

Join the Rideshare 2015 Challenge and get there together
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Private Dining Guide 2019

These private rooms and dining services are ready to treat you like family

San Diego Holiday Entertaining Guide 2019

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags