LA QUINTA, Calif.—La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs has completed a multimillion dollar restoration. The resort-wide renovation encompasses upgrades of all guest casitas, starlight villas and suites, as well as a re-imagined pool experience. The project also infuses the resort’s 45 acres with additional bougainvillea, roses, and citrus trees.
Drawing inspiration from the desert environs, Los Angeles-based firm Smith & Firestone created a residential-style design featuring custom tile work and wrought iron elements, new furniture, floor coverings, and two-toned blocked drapery panels. The resort’s signature casitas, clustered around 41 showcase pools, are set in a fresh earthen palette of ivory, terracotta, and chocolate offset with citrus overtones. Stylized Palomino textured leather bed benches, crisp hued pillows and throws adorn Wingback style headboards and contemporary Victorian chairs, while upgraded lighting and blue-sky accessories enhance guest bathrooms.
Standout elements include oversized, nail-head embellished headboards flanked by two arched mirrors reflecting the resort’s colorful tile designs. Rich maple furnishings mirror the geometric floor treatment set in beige and cocoa. Starlight Casita patios, popular for their mountain views, debut new fire features as well as couches and tables for alfresco entertaining.
The custom-designed suites, including the El Presidente with a showcase private pool and spa, share a similar design as well as new landscaping, updated patio furniture, and renovated decks. New amenities include 42- to 47-inch flat-screen high-definition televisions, mini refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, charging stations with dual USB ports, upgraded fireplaces, and photography inspired by the history of the resort and its surroundings.