Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Palm Springs

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Rael Development Corporation for an Andaz hotel in Palm Springs, Calif., expected to open in late 2016.

Andaz Palm Springs will be located in downtown Palm Springs, adjacent to the Uptown Design District and walking distance to the shops, restaurant, and galleries that line Palm Canyon Drive. The hotel will also be within walking distance of the Village Center and the convention center, and two miles from Palm Springs International Airport.

The 150-guestroom, 17-suite Andaz Palm Springs will be built as a collection of small buildings and guestroom bungalows surrounding two outdoor pools and garden areas on an elevated patio terrace, offering panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and city. Andaz Palm Springs will also feature spa services, a fitness facility, a signature restaurant, and lounge, as well as an elevated poolside retreat and terrace bar. The first level of the hotel site will include approximately 25,000 square feet of boutique retail space and indoor and outdoor meeting facilities.

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“We are delighted to see Andaz Palm Springs come to life in such an iconic California community,” said David Tarr, senior vice president of development – Americas for Hyatt. “Andaz Palm Springs will embody the local culture, infusing it throughout the guest experience. The hotel will be an urban oasis, offering personal style, comfort, and sophistication synonymous with the Andaz brand.”

“Palm Springs has once again become increasingly influential as an entertainment, arts, and recreation destination in Southern California, and we are excited to introduce the Andaz brand to the Coachella Valley,” said Graeme Rael, principal of Rael Development Corporation. “We felt this brand was the perfect fit for the community as it is a design-oriented, eco-conscious brand with a service model that is personal and uncomplicated.”

Andaz Palm Springs will collaborate with local artists, musicians, designers, and other cultural influencers to deliver events and programs on themes unique to its location in Palm Springs. The Andaz Salon, the brand’s cultural program, features interactive, on-property and virtual events conceived to support and nurture each hotel’s community of emerging talent.