Descanso is the first men’s resort to open in Palm Springs in over ten years. This exclusive destination offers sophisticated travelers a relaxing, luxurious getaway in the beautiful Coachella Valley desert.
The property, located on the northern side of the city, was purchased by the owners of Santiago Resort in Palm Springs in the summer of 2021. Eager to continue their success with Santiago and expand their offerings in Palm Springs, the partners began extensive renovations soon thereafter. Their vision for Descanso is a reimagined blend of the Hollywood Moderne style and a California garden patio.
The renovations include enhancements to the property’s landscaping to feature a wide variety of plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs native to California. Chosen for the vibrant colors and lush aesthetic they add to the surrounding structures, these include Mexican flame bushes, giant Birds of Paradise, and several types of palm trees.
The 16 spacious rooms and suites have all been completely remodeled in a casual modern style that mirrors the soul of the resort. Custom-designed furniture, luxury linens, and bespoke materials and finishes come together to create inviting spaces offering a soothing respite from the desert sun. Second-floor rooms overlook the interior of the property all with stunning mountain views.
The property’s common areas have also been reimagined to create the distinctive Palm Springs blend of indoor/outdoor living that draws travelers from all over the world. Newly acquired contemporary art dots the walls, offering eye candy both inspirational and provocative. Guests who draw inspiration from more natural works of art won’t be disappointed in the striking mountain views Descanso offers. At the center of it all sits the resurfaced swimming pool, the social heart of the property. The adjacent outdoor spa, also recently refurbished, beckons from just steps away.
Descanso’s sister property is Santiago Resort in Palm Springs.