Roam+Board :: The Viceroy Palm Springs

[trip style = sun + luxury]

{Editor’s Note: Two weeks ago I was in Palm Springs with the Bureau of Tourism and had the great pleasure of staying at The Viceroy. I will definitely be returning. It is ultra Trip Styler approved. Stay tuned for our Palm Springs Spotlight next week!}

What The sight and sound of water gently flowing over lava rock into a koi pond is the first note; the rocky mountains climbing beyond the pools and spa is the crescendo. From beginning to end, the 1930s-built former motor lodge that's welcomed the likes of Bing Crosby and Clark Gable charms and enchants all five senses. The Viceroy is fancy without being frou frou and whimsical without being overdone. Like its grand dame of design, Kelly Wearstler, it’s strikingly pulled together with a white canvas, black geometric lines and yellow splashes of colour.

A few calming steps through the secret garden entry reveal a 4.5 acre property that fans out like a gorgeous peacock tail on display. The lobby is tall, slender and cheery leading to Citron restaurant with a polished yet casual atmosphere and fresh Californian cuisine. Follow the lemon trees and topiaries to the 67 guest rooms, spa, three pools, courtyards and grassy patches seemingly made for an afternoon picnic.

Where Palm Springs, California. Ten minutes from the airport {PSP} and one block from downtown’s shopping district. Getting there from Vancouver is a cinch with direct and daily WestJet service.

When Year-round. Planning a fall, winter or spring retreat is a pretty good bet with Palm Spring’s 354 days of sun. For a spontaneous trip style = weekend getaway, check the weather and throw a few essentials in your carry-on.

Who/Why Your hotel match made in heaven marries high design with highly attentive service. Fido is welcome too for $100/stay {with a portion of pet fee donated to the local animal shelter}.

Cost Rates typically start at $150 in the off-season {late spring, summer, early fall}. A daily $28 resort fee includes morning coffee in Citron, gym, steam room, cruiser bicycle use, wifi & parking. {Trip Styler Tip :: Don’t miss the Breathe Easy Package (a steal of a deal) starting at $95 with an additional 25% off all food & bev, spa services and resort fee.}

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