LA QUINTA, CA—La Quinta Resort & Club, the first resort to debut in Palm Springs, CA, has revealed a multimillion-dollar restoration. The resort-wide renovation encompasses upgrades of all guest casitas, starlight villas and suites, as well as a reimagined pool experience. The project also adds additional bougainvillea, roses and citrus trees to the Waldorf Astoria resort’s 45 acres..
Los Angeles-based firm Smith & Firestone created a residential-style design featuring custom tile work and wrought iron elements, new furniture, floor coverings and two-toned blocked drapery panels. The resort’s signature casitas, clustered around 41 spools, are set in a palette of ivory, terra-cotta and chocolate offset with citrus overtones. Stylized Palomino textured leather bed benches, crisp hued pillows and throws adorn Wingback style headboards and Victorian chairs, while upgraded lighting and blue-sky accessories enhance guest bathrooms, according to the resort.
Suites also include oversized, nail-head-embellished headboards flanked by two arched mirrors. Maple furnishings mirror the geometric floor treatment set in beige and cocoa. Starlight Casita patios, debut new fire features as well as couches and tables.
The custom-designed suites, including the El Presidente with a private pool and spa, share a similar design as well as new landscaping, updated patio furniture and renovated decks. New amenities include 42- to 47-inch, flat-screen televisions, mini refrigerators, Keurig coffeemakers, charging stations with dual USB ports, upgraded fireplaces and photography inspired by the history of the resort and its surroundings.