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Martyn Lawrence Bullard partnered with PRG hospitality group to design Sands Hotel & SPA
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors, has designed the Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells.
The hotel, originally a late 1950s era property in the heart of Indian Wells, has been completely reimagined in collaboration with the boutique hotel group PRG Hospitality Group. The Sands Hotel & Spa has undergone a total redesign, with new building additions, and substantial interior and exterior renovations. Bullard formerly partnered with the group on the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs and Casa Laguna Hotel and Spa in Laguna Beach.
The Sands Hotel & Spa features 46 guest rooms, including two suites and one bi-level Presidential Suite, all-new public spaces, pool deck and landscaping, a private wedding garden, a signature on-property restaurant and a luxury spa.
The hotel’s new design reflects Bullard’s Moroccan-inspired influence, with the mid-century aesthetic complimenting perfectly with the desert’s everlasting allure. A rich, emerald green palette with deep blue tones accent the desert’s rose-pink backdrop on the reimagined exterior. The black, white and glass details set the design by bringing both mid-century and contemporary, modern-day style to life. Nods from the “Rat Pack” era are found throughout the property’s design with hints of glamour, luxury and decadence reinvented for the new generation. The rooms are appointed with Acqua di Parma bath essentials, Revival New York bed linens, signature Sonifi entertainment systems and full-sized in-room mini bars with top-of-the-line barware and stemware. Many of the rooms feature lush, palm tree lined views and private patios.
Guests and locals can enjoy the hotel’s all-new destination restaurant, The Pink Cabana, led by Executive Chef Jason Niederkorn. The menu is inspired by seasonal ingredients harmonized with Moroccan and Mediterranean influence and prepared by modern French technique. The menu includes shareable dishes, local fresh produce, sustainable dayboat seafood, and the finest poultry and meats. While poolside, hotel guests can enjoy craveable snacks and heavenly sandwiches. Thoughtfully created craft cocktails and wine selections are designed to enhance guest experience and food.
Niederkorn mastered his culinary talent at San Francisco’s Culinary Academy. He is best known for his award-winning work at the Hotel Jerome Auberge in Aspen, Newport Beach’s Aubergine and the Michelin-starred Magazin in Salzburg, Austria. Recently, his position as Executive Chef at Palm Springs’ SOPA Restaurant won him several accolades from Forbes and Condé Nast Traveler and many more.
The hotel’s signature spa features three treatment rooms, including a couples treatment room, and a menu of Moroccan-inspired services, featuring naturally-sourced ingredients from Morocco that detoxify, hydrate and replenish the skin and body. The spa’s entrance welcomes guests with a serene, olive tree-lined garden walkway and relaxation area to promote vibrance, health and true inner beauty.
The newly reconstructed Sands Hotel & Spa is the first boutique hotel property in Indian Wells. The Sands Hotel & Spa offers a new experience to desert visitors, adding a unique, boutique vision combined with a contemporary new addition to the greater Palm Springs landscape.
The location makes it a premier destination for visitors and locals. Indian Wells has been home to several old Hollywood celebrities, political leaders and athletes through the years.
ABOUT MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD
Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a multi-award-winning Los Angeles-based interior designer renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors. Bullard’s extraordinary attention to detail and commitment to quality has won him international acclaim, including both the International Designer of the Year Award, and the Commercial Interior Designer of the Year Award. He has been named as one of the world’s top interior designers by publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Vogue, House Beautiful, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.
His client list includes A-list celebrities, business moguls, fashion designers and royalty, including Tommy Hilfiger, Khloe Kardashian, Ellen Pompeo, Eva Mendes, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Cher. His numerous design projects have been documented in two books published by Rizzoli, Live, Love & Decorate (2011) and Design & Decoration (2016). A popular television personality, Bullard starred in the hit Bravo series, Million Dollar Decorators and hosted Channel 4’s Hollywood Me in the UK, along with programs airing in more than 65 countries. Beyond the notoriety of his design firm, Bullard is also known for his wide range of product lines, collaborating with some of the world’s most iconic brands including Christofle, Haviland Limoges, Daum Crystal, Ann Sacks, Madura, Schumacher, The Rug Company, Perennials, Cole & Sons, and Frontgate.
ABOUT PRG HOSPITALITY GROUP
PRG Hospitality Group is a Los Angeles-based boutique hotel group known for its award-winning portfolio of bespoke, lifestyle-driven independent properties throughout California, including Casa Laguna Hotel and Spa in Laguna Beach, Sparrows Lodge in Palm Springs, Cambria Beach Lodge in Cambria, and more. Established in 2013, PRG’s focus is on finding and developing small, highly curated hotels in prime destinations within California, with an eye for unique, inspired design, comfortable amenities and a highly personalized approach to luxury service for today’s generation. The company’s growth strategy and ethos is focused on boutique-style innovation and quality first and foremost, winning them awards and recognition from Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Forbes, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and many more.
Please visit www.martynlawrencebullard.com
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