This Palm Springs Hotel Is Where All Cool Cali Girls Will Escape to This Winter

Photo: Courtesy of Holiday House

Palm Springs has long been a destination of choice for design lovers—or anyone just looking to escape the cold in the name of desert sun rays. The California town flourished when the Hollywood elite started commissioning modernist architecture in the area, putting Palm Springs on the map as a fashionable destination of choice. Today, it's one of the few American cities that retain a true iconic midcentury flair—something that interior designer Mark D. Sikes was determined to preserve when he embarked on his latest project, Holiday House, a quaint modernist hotel in the heart of Palm Springs.

"The hotel was built in the 1950s, and we wanted to keep the authenticity of the architecture but make it feel very fresh," says the designer. We just took it from there, without doing major things architecturally to the hotel, other than modernizing the rooms and bathrooms." The designer, who specializes in high-end residential interiors and also helms the chic resort label M.D.S. Stripes, was the ideal candidate to transform this tired midcentury hotel into a fashionable destination for discerning travelers. Take the tour—we bet you can't scroll to the bottom without calling your girlfriends and booking a getaway.

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