The present-day L’Horizon Resort and Spa stands as a beacon of distinction, exuding old Hollywood glamour and timeless style that almost outshines its star-studded history. Nestled within a sprawling 3-acre compound, the property is cocooned by privacy hedges and embraced by the nearby mountains. A discreet entrance, cleverly nestled within the towering front hedge, leads visitors into an exclusive enclave where the grace of renowned Palm Springs architecture harmoniously blends with contemporary warmth.
Originally crafted in 1952 by the revered architect William F. Cody, his masterpiece at L’Horizon is hailed as one of the West Coast’s finest Mid-Century architectural gems. Commissioned by the illustrious television producer, oil magnate, and hotelier Jack Wrather, this bungalow-style retreat was envisioned as a sanctuary for Wrather, his wife, and their esteemed Hollywood circle. Its glory days saw luminaries like Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, presidents, and international figures gracing its guest list. If only those palm trees could share their tales.
Today, an air of exclusivity continues to reign. L’Horizon exceeds expectations in every aspect, from meticulously manicured landscapes and impeccable, warm-hearted service to the design and amenities of the guest bungalows, complete with spacious bathrooms and outdoor showers. Majestic palms, hedges, cacti, and splendid succulents punctuate the clean lines of the architecture, pathways, and pool area. Under the stewardship of Steve Hermann, an internationally acclaimed designer, L’Horizon Resort and Spa reimagines desert modern design, infusing each detail with a touch of modern luxury.
The 25 guest bungalows exude a palette of warm, natural tones, juxtaposed against crisp white walls and striking graphic patterns. Transporting guests into a realm reminiscent of a meticulously crafted and glamorous movie set, L’Horizon immerses them in their surroundings while catering to their every comfort, from refined dining to ultimate relaxation. The indoor-outdoor spa offers a wealth of rejuvenating treatments, from revitalizing body therapies to skin rehydration sessions. Pairing a leisurely poolside afternoon with a pampering spa indulgence in such a breathtaking setting is the epitome of opulent living.
In a courtyard shaded by lush trees, the al fresco SO PA restaurant emerges as yet another sanctuary of casual elegance. Executive Chef Jason Niederkorn’s meticulously curated California cuisine has garnered well-deserved acclaim, and dining in this intimate setting is a truly memorable pleasure. Throughout L’Horizon Resort and Spa, exceptional design serves as a welcoming embrace, inviting guests to experience a heightened sense of VIP status, much like the luminaries who have graced its halls before.
Picture perfect luxury.
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