PHOENIX–Oxygen Hospitality Group has acquired The Ivy Palm Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California. The 100-room independent, boutique hotel is the first acquisition of Arizona-based Oxygen Hospitality, a real estate investment and management company looking to grow a portfolio of branded and independent hotels in the Sun Belt and other U.S. destinations. Following minor property renovations with extensive asset management restructuring, Oxygen Hospitality will implement a second phase redevelopment plan to transform the four-building, two-story property into a hip, tech-forward boutique hotel that complements Palm Springs.
The Ivy Palm Resort & Spa, located at 2000 N. Palm Canyon Drive, is situated at the north end of the city’s downtown. The hotel will help fulfill the demand for travelers visiting the Southern California desert oasis. Known for hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses, and spas, Palm Springs is a destination with a wide range of year-round events including food and music festivals such as Coachella and Stagecoach, Modernism Week, golf and weekend getaways from neighboring Los Angeles, and more.
“The Ivy Palm Resort & Spa is a perfect canvas to showcase how we plan to differentiate our brand of hotel ownership and operational management in markets that exhibit strong growth,” says Yaron Ashkenazi, CEO and co-founder of Oxygen Hospitality who previously led Germany’s second largest hotel management group. “The hotel’s layout and structure have all the re-development potential required to bring it back to profitability and into an exceptionally modern and upscale boutique property certain to be popular to U.S. and global tourists alike.”
Built in 1982, the hotel sits on approximately three acres centered at the entrance of the city’s north end from the heavily traveled Highway I-10. The property has two outdoor pools, spa hot tubs, business center, a restaurant serving a fresh buffet-style breakfast, guest laundry services, conference room, and 100-person event space. Every room includes high-speed WiFi, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.