The newly renovated Colony Palms hotel of Palm Springs has a unique history and design. The below history is taken from their website. It was too interesting not to post.
“Originally dubbed The Colonial House by reputed mobster owner Al Wertheimer, the Spanish Colonial style hotel began receiving guests in 1936 featuring plenty of sunshine, a good night’s rest, as well as a legendary underground speakeasy and brothel. The hotel was renamed The Howard Manor in the late 1940’s when Robert and Andrea Leeds Howard (owners of the champion thoroughbred Sea Biscuit) took possession. For the next 25 years the hotel was a haven for young Hollywood in Palms Springs. ”
“Having recently re-opened after an extensive renovation, The Colony Palms Hotel, has regained its swagger as a stunning four-star boutique. The hotel was designed by Los Angeles based Martyn Lawrence-Bullard.”
If I ever make it to the Palm Springs area, I will definitely have to visit this hotel.