PALM SPRINGS, CA – March 20, 2009: The Palm Springs Travelodge was purchased last May by two entrepreneurs from Beverly Hills Allen Yadgari and Robert Kashefi who formed a company called Palm Canyon Hotels, Inc. The hotel was originally built in the early 1970’s and has operated with a Travelodge Flag since it first opened. Allen & Robert’s first impression and image of the hotel was the look of a motor lodge. Their vision and ideas were to renovate the property that would include a more modern, chic, affordably hip look by using the existing structure, adding additional amenities with a mid century modern feel. They wanted the look and feel of the property to complement its surroundings and attract a guest who is looking for a new experience in Palm Springs. Once their plans were approved by the by the architectural committee last summer they embarked on this incredible journey to re-invent the Palm Springs Travelodge.
The grounds were expanded by taking out the parking lot in front of the main building. New landscaping that includes desert vegetation and colorful plants has been added around the main pool area along with an outdoor fire pit, new pool furniture, tables and umbrellas which makes the outdoor area very inviting to the guests. The oversized rooms include new furniture with a modern look, bedding with chic duvets, new carpet, and drapes, walls painted with warm and vibrant colors that are soothing to the eye. Room amenities include a refrigerator, coffee service, hair dryer and safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV with Showtime, complimentary USA Today weekdays and complimentary local calls the first 10 minutes. A portion of the 155 guest rooms face the main pool and have patios, while the remainder of the rooms have mountain views with some facing the second pool.
The Lobby has been expanded to include a new front desk with flat screen TV’s, surrounding the lobby area are oversized chairs and sofas that give you the feel you are in your own home. The new lobby décor mimics old Hollywood with black & white pictures of Marilyn Monroe and other famous movie stars. Complimentary continental breakfast is served in the new lobby breakfast area which also opens up to an outside patio. A lobby computer area is tucked away in the corner for guests to use. Future plans include adding a meeting room that would accommodate up to 100 people. The room will be perfect for small meetings, groups that request a room for food functions, or social events from within the community. A deli is being planned which would offer sandwiches, salads, pastries, cold and hot drinks, beer and wine. The hotel is located just south of downtown Palm Springs which allows easy access to everything. For additional information visit www.palmcanyonhotel.com or call the hotel direct at 760.327.1211.