Hotel Development 03/11/2015

Triada Palm Springs Completes Multimillion-Dollar Renovation – Joins Autograph Collection

Bethesda, Md., March 11, 2015 –Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of high personality, one-of-a-kind independent hotels, is delighted to announce the next addition to its desirable Collection, Triada Palm Springs.

An iconic property rich with local and Hollywood history, Triada Palm Springs was originally designed in 1939 in the style of a traditional Spanish hacienda. Today, Triada is “exactly like nothing else” following an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation. The newly launched Triada Palm Springs offers an elevated experience for guests in 2015, whilst still honoring the original inspiration for the building – which is located in the heart of the prestigious Movie Colony neighborhood of Palm Springs.

With 56 unique guestrooms and three distinct wings, Triada offers majestic views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Each of the ‘three interrelated parts’ (‘triada’, in Spanish) takes influence from contemporary Spanish artists including Miro, Picasso and Dali.  A color scheme ranging from mente (cobalt blue) which is associated with the mind, corazon (burnt orange) associated with the heart, and alma (teal) associated with the soul, means that guests will feel inspired by all areas of the resort, whichever way they turn.

Long known as a retreat for the Hollywood elite as much as an artisan enclave, the black & white memories of yesterday’s Palm Springs are colored today by celebrities and internationally renowned designers and artists.  Today’s Palm Springs is a sparkling cross-section of architecture and design industry aficionados, music festival enthusiasts, Hollywood stars and casual travelers drawn to the desert oasis destination exactly like nothing else.

Each of the 56 guestrooms has been artfully designed to inspire the mind, heart and soul.  No two rooms are exactly alike in any of the hotel’s three distinct wings, and many come with fully appointed kitchens.

The elaborate casita features an open kitchen with stainless steel furnishings and features a dining room, living room, bedroom and granite bathroom. Most rooms feature private outside sitting areas and balconies with breath-taking views over the San Jacinto Mountains.

Guests can enjoy the use of complimentary WIFI and a 42” TV and docking station in the haven of their own room. The comfort provided by the 300 thread-count linens and plush robes is enhanced by additional features including a Keurig coffee maker, private honor bar and dedicated room service.

A Storied Past
Located in the chic Movie Colony district of downtown Palm Springs and nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains, the property first opened over eight decades ago as a private residence.  In the 1940s it became The Ambassador Hotel before converting to Alan Ladd’s Spanish Inn during the 1970’s.  Over the years, the hotel attracted Hollywood greats and notables like Tyrone Power, Lana Turner, Jimmy Durante, Esther Williams, Elizabeth Taylor and Howard Hughes. 

Venture capitalist David Margolius took ownership of the property in 1928 as a private residence and eventually added a courtyard building in 1939 after witnessing the growth of Palm Springs as a resort destination. The two buildings were designed in an eclectic Spanish Colonial Revival style to reflect the romanticized notions of California’s Spanish/Mexican past.  In 1948 the property was named The Ambassador Hotel and quickly began attracting Hollywood’s biggest and brightest.

In 1972 the hotel was sold to talent agent and widow of film actor Alan Ladd, Sue Carol Ladd, who renamed the hotel, “Alan Ladd’s Spanish Inn,” the name under which it operated until her death in 1982 when it then became simply known as “The Spanish Inn.”

Pacifica Host Hotels bought Triada in 2012 and began working on its reinvention — honoring the foundation of its 1930’s Spanish hacienda architecture, while keeping current with the needs of 21st century travelers.

Iluminara Restaurant and culinary experience
The intimate Iluminara Restaurant and Lobby Lounge deliver classically chic Palm Springs dining with seasonally inspired California Cuisine created by locally recognized Executive Chef Tom Hogan. 

Seasonal poolside seating, complete with majestic mountain views, is available or guests can relax with room service in their beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites.

“Autograph Collection’s spirit of independence is incredibly well exemplified by the Palm Springs destination as well as the unique history of Triada itself,” said Autograph Collection Vice President Julius Robinson. “From the private residence of a venture capitalist, to when it became Alan Ladd’s Spanish Inn with a bevy of fabulous and famous clientele, to today’s incarnation, this is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. With the Autograph Collection and Pacifica Host Hotels partnership, the future is again bright for this property.”

The addition of Triada to Autograph Collection showcases Marriott International’s dedication to growing its lifestyle portfolio and partnering with some of the world’s most elegant properties. The vision behind the Autograph Collection is to offer an evolving group of passionately independent hotel experiences ranging from a 15-room boutique hunting lodge in the mountains of Colorado to a 19th century neoclassical palace in the majestic city of Prague.  Exactly like nothing else, each hotel is thoughtfully chosen for its quality, originality, bold character and capacity to offer today’s modern traveler a range of unique experiences suited to their individual sense of style and adventure. While still relatively new, the distinct portfolio has proven to be a highly successful venture due to its discerning selection process and unique ability to create memories through enriching travel experiences.

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