Studio MAI completes $2M renovation of Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa

Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. has completed a $2-million renovation that focused on the creation of a new guest arrival experience, establishing an updated entry sequence and reception area using organic materials, hand crafted vintage tiles and a single slab of pequi wood as the welcome desk.

Flanked by date palms and waterways, the renovations also included improvements to the landscape, and a conversion of the previous reception area into a tea shop and wine bar. The new entrance allows for guests to valet park upon arrival to the grounds.

L.A.-based Studio MAI was the principal designer for the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa renovation. According to Milo Garcia, founder of Studio MAI, the design inspiration was drawn from the property itself, and from the need in the marketplace to have a wellness hotel that is more approachable.


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In addition to updates to the grounds’ exterior, the Capone suites were also renovated, and now have a private entrance. Meanwhile, the Spring suites were introduced, located near the mineral springs; and range in size from 400 square feet to 650 square feet.

In later renovations, an outdoor-centric spa with new modular treatment rooms will be incorporated to the eastern edge of the property with views of Mount San Jacinto.

Photo credit: Studio MAI