Azure Sky, a 14-room luxury boutique hotel built in 1959, will reopen April 1 following an extensive, two-year renovation. The South Palm Springs property offers a serene atmosphere with expansive views of California's San Jacinto Mountains, and is within walking distance of popular Palm Springs hangouts, such as the Ace Hotel, Bar Cecil and Villa Royale.
Managing operator Acme Hospitality enlisted design firm Lightning Bar Palm Springs, partner Anne L'Esperance and Cioffi Architect to lead the property's makeover, enhancing the space while maintaining the mid-century aesthetic of the original hotel.
An 800-square-foot lobby with vintage lighting and custom woodwork includes a cocktail bar and fireplace, while the hotel's prime gathering area is just outside: a 4,500-square-foot pool with a large Jacuzzi, flanked by a 1,500-square-foot open courtyard and a 2,500-square-foot meadow. Two fire pits and lounge seating are on both the north and south ends of the property. The space can accommodate as many as 120 people for buyout events.
Among the 14 guest rooms are five spacious one-bedroom suites, with the largest being 620 square feet. Private patios with hammocks adorn 11 of the guest rooms. The renovated accommodations include walk-in showers with mosaic tile, concrete sink counters, custom millwork, stone-tile flooring and mid-century-inspired design accents.
While there is no restaurant on-site, coffee and continental breakfast will be served each morning in the lobby. Twelve of the 14 guest rooms include small kitchenettes, and a full bar will service both the lobby and pool areas.