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Here's Palm Springs's First New Downtown Hotel Since the '80s

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[Images via Hotel Chatter and Desert Sun]

The big hotel news just won't quit this week. Yesterday Kimpton officially announced that they would be operating the six-story, 190-room hotel that will be built on the former site of Palm Springs's Desert Fashion Plaza. The new Hotel Palomar will include a "chef-driven, destimation restaurant," meeting and event space, and a rooftop bar and pool, which, somehow, is a first for Palm Springs. Wessman Development is in the midst of demolishing the old shopping center, says the Desert Sun, and the Kimpton is expected to open its doors in 2015. The redevelopment of the 14-acre Fashion Plaza site will eventually also include retail, restaurants, office space, and new streets.
· Kimpton Hotels touts future presence in Palm Springs [DS]
· Desert Fashion Plaza Overhaul Bringing Three New Blocks of Retail, Hotel, and More to Palm Springs [Curbed LA]