Powerstrip Studio helps design Kimpton’s first project in Palm Springs

Kimpton the Rowan Palm Springs is scheduled to open this fall as the anchor of the $400-million revitalization project in Downtown Palm Springs, Calif. As the area’s first full-scale hotel build in decades and Kimpton’s first in the market, the seven-story, 153-guestroom property is a collaboration between Powerstrip Studio and the Kimpton design team.

Design-wise, Kimpton the Rowan Palm Springs draws inspiration from the resurgence of the Midcentury Modern movement, reimagined with contemporary touches. When it opens, the property will have custom art installations including a 16-foot macramé owl behind the front desk and library display adjacent to the lobby, grand staircase, and rooftop where six cabanas will line the pool. It will also have geometric patterns, while the color palette will include blues and greens in the guestrooms, and pinks and oranges on the pool deck.

Accommodation at the property will include Mountain View rooms with views of the San Jacinto Mountains; Balcony rooms with private outdoor terraces; King rooms with a glass-walled bathroom offering views of the desert landscape; Spa rooms with soaking tubs and glass-enclosed showers; and three one-bedroom suites and a presidential suite, each with its own balcony.

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For dining, the property will have the Honor Bars, lobby living room, Window Bar and Juniper Table. The rooftop will have 4 Saints, an open-air bar and restaurant.

For events, the hotel will have more than 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space including a ballroom, rooftop annex and boardroom.

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