Originally flagged as a Best Western the existing building had a strong mid-century architectural styling but had become worn and abused. Wanting to remain within that period while also enhancing the architecture the team designed a new porte cochere, stone trellis and branded glass mosaic shell as the hallmark guest entry experience. With new covered patios, a fire tower, pool lounge and wedding arbors the property was completely transformed. Also charged with renovating all the interior spaces to include the restaurant, banquette facilities and guest-rooms the property now feels like a Palm Desert spa. JCG was awarded renovation of the year from InterContinental Hotels and the design established the Gold Standard Guideline from IHG for low rise properties joining the Indigo brand of hotels.
designed while at MND