ROCKLEIGH, N.J.—Dolce Hotels and Resorts, operator of 26 upscale hotels, resorts and conference hotels across North America and Europe, announced it will manage a new 200-room “urban lifestyle hotel” to be built in downtown Palm Springs, Calif. The hotel will be Dolce’s third in California.
“This project in the heart of Palm Springs will build our West Coast presence, enabling us to leverage established corporate, group, and leisure relationships,” said Steven A. Rudnitsky, Dolce Hotels and Resorts president and chief executive officer.
The owner and developer of the Palm Springs project, Praetor Investments LLC of California, retained Allen + Philp Architects / Interiors, a Scottsdale, Ariz., firm specializing in hospitality and urban mixed-use projects to handle the design of the hotel.
Construction is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2014 and be completed by August 2015. Set on 10 acres across the street from the Palm Springs Convention Center, the hotel will include 15,000 square feet of function space, landscaped outdoor event space, two restaurants, a lounge, recording studio, screening room, outdoor pools, a spa, and fitness center.
Treatment rooms in the 7,500 square-foot spa and fitness center will open to an outdoor courtyard, and spa memberships will be offered to local residents, who will be able to gain access through a private entrance outside of the hotel.
The hotel’s screening room will ensure that the hotel plays a role in the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival and Palm Springs ShortFest and Film Market, according to Praetor. Similarly, the developers incorporated a professional recording studio into the property’s design to capture a share of the music that is produced in the city.
The Palm Springs project will be Dolce’s second urban lifestyle hotel following the January opening of The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel, a 209-room property in downtown Indianapolis.