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Oh hiiiiii Ms. Parker!

Two hip hotels opened in Palm Springs this past year—the virtuous V Palm Springs and the disruptor Arrive Palm Springs—with several new hotels expected in the coming months, and from brands we love like Virgin, Kimpton and Andaz. All these new faces on the scene may just be the reason why the cult favorite hotel, The Parker Palm Springs has decided to go under the knife, courtesy of its original doctor designer, Jonathan Adler.


Details on scant on the design do-over but the NY Times reports that the Parker will get a “top-to-bottom” makeover in the Happy Chic style that has long been Adler’s calling card. While we can’t say for certain, much of the renovation appears to be a soft goods endeavor with some new furniture swapped in here and there. That means the hotel’s artwork, including the legendary DRUGS sign in the lobby, should remain. 👏 And of course, that glam 1950s entrance is not going anywhere either.

However, the hotel will get one giant new piece of work—a 7-foot-tall, 900-pound bronze banana which sits on the main lawn. Here’s how it looks on a recent Instagram shot.


We’ll be scanning the hotel’s Insta for more snaps of the interiors but if you want to peek in person, rates start at just $315 a night next week. We expect those rates to rise a bit as the renovations go public/are Instagrammed by everyone and their mother.

[Photos: Parker Palm Springs]


Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor HotelChatter.com. A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.

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