New hotels and restaurants for 2022 – The Hollywood Reporter

The Coachella and Stagecoach marquee music festivals return to Riverside County in 2022, Palm Springs’ beloved Modernism Week runs Feb. 17-27, and the desert playground awaits with a slew of new spots.

Bobby Berk
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“I’m really drawn to Palm Springs as an escape from my normal, often busy schedule,” says the design expert and Emmy nominee. weird eye host Bobby Berk, who is currently working hard to restore and design a vacation rental, Casa Tierra, in the area. “It’s a place to completely unwind, completely unwind, ideally by the pool and take in the beautiful desert scenery.”

Berk, who has been coming to the area for getaways since arriving in California in 2015, adds, “Palm Springs, and indeed the entire Coachella Valley, continues to grow and attract visitors from around the world. »

To see and to do

Intersect Palm Springs Art Fair

The party starts with the Intersect Palm Springs art fair – formerly known as Art Palm Springs – hosting a slate of 50 art and design galleries, February 10-13. The list of events includes a conversation with Robert Longo and Jeffrey Deitch on the night of Saturday, February 12.

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The Mojave Project is an experimental transmedia documentary directed by Kim Stringfellow exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert. Image of former accommodation at Zzyzx Mineral Springs Resort, Zzyzx, California, 2017.
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Modernism Week

During Modernism Week, which celebrates all things mid-century modern, highlights include Saving Iconic Architecture’s “A Night for Preservation” in the house designed by Donald Wexler and owned by Leonardo DiCaprio, which is rarely seen open for events and formerly owned by Dinah Shore; and a tour of a recently restored home designed by architect William Cody for actress Beverly Garland; a walking tour of the Mesa, the quirky neighborhood Barry Manilow calls home; and, of course, the Palm Springs Modernism Week Exhibit and Sale, featuring over 90 dealers in furniture, decor and fine art.

“I’m a big fan of architect Albert Frey, so I’m hoping to attend the Cree House tour,” Berk says of another gem open for tours. Michelle Boudreau Design’s Maison Bleue Moderne is also high on Berk’s list.

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The James Logan Abernathy Residence, designed by architect William F. Cody in 1962, is one of many mid-century homes open for tours during Modernism Week.
Courtesy of Jake Holt

Palm Springs Downtown Park

Opened last fall and designed by Rios, the new two-acre Downtown Park is located across from the Palm Springs Art Museum (at the intersection of Belardo Road and Museum Way). It includes two lawns, palm groves and a water feature inspired by the Tahquitz Canyon waterfall. (Nearby and not part of the park is the restored Marilyn Monroe statue in the area, which has been criticized as sexist and “hyper-sexualized”).

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The water feature of the new downtown Palm Springs park, designed by Rios.
Millicent Harvey/Rios


alcohol dogs

Boozehounds dog-friendly restaurant and bar (2080 N. Palm Canyon Drive) offers a menu dedicated to dogs. “A great meal, a stylish space and your four-legged friend by your side? It doesn’t get much better than that,” says Berk, who carries her Bimini pup.

Tailor shop

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey chef Engin Onural draws inspiration from the 1920s for his latest venture, the new speakeasy Tailor Shop (140 W. Via Lola).


Gigi’s (333 E. Palm Canyon Drive) offers everything from wedge salads and deviled eggs to Thermidor lobster pasta with indoor and outdoor seating and a fire pit cocktail area.

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Gigi’s restaurant in Palm Springs.
Jay Evelyne Studios


Queertique Store

“LGBTQ+ culture is a defining aspect of Palm Springs, and Queertique [120 La Plaza] spotlights the queer experience,” says Berk. Selling everything from art to clothing to homewares from independent queer artists, it’s the perfect one-stop-shop to support the community.


Jeff Holt and Peter West, the duo behind Hewn in San Francisco, are opening Scout this spring in Cathedral City’s Perez Road art and design district, selling high-quality gently used pieces selected from their extensive list of interior design insider contacts. It’s right next door to Hedge, a stalwart of accessories and vintage furniture owned by Thomas Sharkey and Charles Pearson, Shirley MacLaine’s former assistant.

Fig & Nash

To complement the bustling business of their Palm Canyon Drive home decor boutique, partners Mick Fox and Dino Raimondi have opened a second Fig & Nash store (73200 El Paseo) in Palm Desert.


Cheetah and Tiki Hotels

Kitschy-minded hotelier Tracy Turco’s newest properties are the 12-room animal-print-filled Cheetah Hotel (from $142, 354 E. Stevens Road) and the 11-room Polynesian-themed Tiki Hotel (from $184, 1333 N. Indian Canyon Drive). The Tiki includes a boutique that sells vintage-style dresses, shoes, and makeup.

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Tracy Turco’s Tiki Hotel in Palm Springs.
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Azure Sky Hotel

The 14-room adults-only Azure Sky Hotel (from $350, 1661 S. Calle Palo Fierro), which will begin accepting reservations May 1, is Acme Hospitality’s first Palm Springs-area property , known for Helena Avenue Bakery and Loquita de Santa Barbara. .

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Guest room at the Azure Sky in Palm Springs.
Acme Hospitality

Hermann Bungalows

Opening March 1, the 24-room Hermann Bungalows (from $1,000, 1,050 E. Palm Canyon) by designer Steve Hermann looks to the desert for its moody, subdued color palette. Guests are invited to take advantage of the facilities at the nearby Hermann’s L’Horizon Hotel and Spa.

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Rendering of the Hermann Bungalows in Palm Springs.
Lukas Rouzbasan

JW Marriott Desert Springs Spa

Billed as “the largest spa in Palm Desert,” the renovated 38,000 square foot spa at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort (74-855 Country Club Drive) offers a new full treatment menu including a Dermyoung Rapid Recovery Facial ( $199) designed by Harvard Medical School skin biologists. The property overlooks 450 acres of desert gardens, mountain views and lakes.

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A kale, pesto and white bean sandwich on the spa menu at the JW Marriott Desert Springs
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Casa Tierra

Berk will soon be finishing his seven-bedroom Spanish-style vacation rental, Casa Tierra (@casatierra on Instagram). “I knew it was the perfect fit,” he says. “My intention is to create a rental unlike anything else on the market.” Due for completion this spring, it will feature two stand-alone casitas nestled into the hillside on two and a half acres just outside of Palm Desert. He admits that his “most memorable desert trips were the ones where I didn’t even leave where we were”.

As for the other places Berk likes to go – when he ventures – the weird eye star shares some favorites:

Locally owned Koffi (four locations) is his “go-to for morning coffee.”

At boutique La Serena Villas (339 S. Belardo Rd.), he highly recommends “having a drink on the rooftop restaurant, Sugar High.”

Berk calls Sunnylands Center & Gardens (37977 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage), the former Annenberg estate, “a quiet place to spend an afternoon admiring the beautiful interiors and desert-inspired gardens.”

He loves exploring Palm Canyon Drive. “Palm Canyon Drive has something for everyone,” Berk says, recalling memorable meals at Workshop and Sandfish. “I always find mid-century chic treasures at Christopher Anthony.”

Berk’s pick for a hike, Andreas Canyon Trail At Indian Canyons, is best experienced early in the morning. “It’s a simple one-mile trail for an easy and scenic way to start your day,” he says.

“The building alone is worth a visit,” says Berk of the Palm Springs Art Museum (101 Museum Dr.). “It’s an incredible mid-century space with 28 galleries, plus a separate architecture and design center.”

A version of this story first appeared in the Feb. 11 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.