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VOGUE: The Best Design-Forward Stays in Palm Springs



A stone’s throw away, the recently-renovated 14-room Azure Sky offers an equally appealing—if slightly more accessible—approach. Originally built in 1959, the classic mid-century modern motel has been thoughtfully appointed with custom details in soothing desert hues. Blonde wood and stonework accent the lobby and guest rooms, while details such as floating platform beds, wall paneling, and blue-green mosaic tiles lend contemporary-meets-retro appeal. Outside, the property’s two courtyards feature multiple fire pits, a lounge pool and jacuzzi, and plenty of chaise lounges from which to take in the views. “Our goal was to interpret the MCM style into a form that is livable today,” explains designer Anne L’Esperance.

The lobby at Azure Sky Hotel