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Tracy Turco, the Mind Behind Art Hotel and Tiki House, Knows All the Latest and Greatest in Palm Springs 

Photographed By: Nathan Cox Tiki House Palm Springs

Name: Tracy Turco
Job Title: Designer, Artist, Trendsetter and Hotelier
Resident of: NYC and Palm Springs
Local Living: 1 year living in Palm Springs


Purple Reign Tiki House Palm Springs

There’s a glamorous hideaway in Club Trinidad where Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Elvis Presley cavorted on- and off-stage in the swinging ‘60s. The Purple Room Supper Club is sophisticated, dark and glamorous; it’s sure to transport you back to an elegant era.


Better Than the Big Apple Tiki House Palm Springs

Palm Springs actually has better shopping than New York City! [I love] Mitchells for vintage, high-end couture and serious collections. Trina Turk has the most colorful pool accessories, fabulous hats and great prints for both myself and hubby. You can also find me at Iconic Atomic and Rex Furnishing on a weekly basis.


The Sweet Life

My favorite restaurant is Azúcar at La Serena Villas in Palm Springs. It’s perfectly and privately tucked away with a fabulous rooftop that features the most exquisite views and a bohemian, artistic vibe. Everything you order tastes amazing and is beautifully presented.


Old-School Artistry

The Palm Springs Vintage Market (open every first Sunday of the month) is the best place in town! Mindy, the organizer, personally picks out items for me and texts me to see if I like them, and she even buys them for me if I’m not in town.

By Reservation Only

Hike a two-mile loop trail on an Indian reserve to find a secret gem: Tahquitz Falls. All the hidden natural beauty is definitely worth the small entrance fee. Take water, a walking stick, a camera and pack for an outdoor picnic!


The Three Most Inspiring Spots in Palm Springs: 

-Palm Springs Art Museum
-Local Architecture and Midcentury Homes
-Just Fabulous Boutique


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Tiki House Palm Springs

The best part of my business is that I get to share my work with the love of my life—my business partner is my husband. We have so much fun riding our bikes while searching for new properties and projects!


Art and Soul Tiki House Palm Springs

If you stay at our hotel, we will be giving a portion of the proceeds to the public art fund in Palm Springs, so we can bring more art to the neighborhood and community. 


You Better [Art]Work

I had the most fun decorating both the Art Hotel with an artistic, retro vibe and the Tiki Hotel with wild fabrics, prints and wallpapers that I created for all the rooms.


Tracy Turco