by Michael J. Shapiro | October 26, 2018
Villa Royale, a boutique hideaway at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, Calif., has once again opened for business. The 38-room adults-only hotel is a restored version of the historic Villa Royale, originally built in 1947.
The new hotel is the result of a collaboration between two Portland, Ore.-based companies -- Provenance Hotels, which owns and manages a portfolio of 14 independent properties, and Lightning Bar Collective, which designs and operates bars.
 
The orignal Villa Royale was a Hollywood-star getaway for many years, beginning in the post-World War II era. The new design channels that history through its Mission Revival-style villas with custom mahogany woodwork and cabinetry, tiled courtyards and vintage furnishings. A lot of the art at the property was created on-site, exclusively for the redesigned property.
 
Thirty-one of the hotel's rooms are in a main building, surrounded by gardens, courtyards and two pools. Seven additional villas will be added by the end of the year, situated around their own pool, in an annex called Villa Rosa.
 
The onsite restaurant, Del Ray, will open later this year with a menu of tapas-style fare incorporating Spanish and Mediterranean flavors.
 
Guest rooms and villas are outfitted with Provenance Hotels' signature amenities, among them bath products from Los Angeles-based Lather, pour-over coffee makers from Portland's Ratio, and coffee and tea from two Portland-based proprietors: Good Coffee and Smith Tea. Electra bicycles are available free of charge for guests to use to explore the neighborhood.
 
Events can be held on the 33,000-square-foot lawn, which is surrounded by hedges for privacy.