Palm Springs, CA

Setting the new standard for Palm Springs luxury, SML working with Jonathan Adler Interiors envisioned a new four acre, ground-up, estate-style resort. Since the early 2000s the Parker Palm Springs has defined a standard of a modern, quirky and upscale boutique resort.  When we approached creating this new resort adjacent to the current property we wanted to reimagine the wonderfully fun and unexpected Parker experience. For this project, the resort is conceived as a 35 room historic streamline moderne estate with buildings and gardens having layers of materials, styles and patina reflecting back to the establishment of Palm Springs before mid-century modernism. 

The resort goes beyond the typical Palm Springs weekend getaway and is designed with unique moments and unfolding gardens at a domestic scale. We used this estate resort as an opportunity for the Parker to expand on their expertise as one of the top destinations for storybook weddings and memorable events. Produce gardens could be used as an outdoor dining room and modern guest suites are conceived as new interventions in what might have been an old stable structure.

The experience of intimacy, privacy and domestic scale took priority on the design. Services, such as kitchens, elevators and employee circulation are cleverly disguised in the architecture in order to maintain the design vision of an old estate converted into a resort.

Media Coverage:
Desert Sun

Project team: Michael MacDonald, Bryan Libit, Allison van Heugten, Gino Lomeli, Cary Ng, Ivan Pérez-Rosselló
Interior designer: Jonathan Adler Interiors
Landscape designer: Elysian Landscapes
Structural + civil engineer: Labib Funk + Associates
MEP engineer + AV/IT: AlfaTech
Lighting designer: Oculus Light Studio
Food service consultant: Clevenger Associates
Traffic + noise consultant: Urban Crossroads
Parking consultant: Sam Schwartz

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Los Angeles, CA 90041

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