Colorful Murals, Spacious Suites and an On-site Speakeasy Make This Boutique Resort a Must-Stay
The Paloma Resort brings more heat, vibrancy and good times to the sunbaked Coachella Valley. With the creativity and imagination between a San Francisco-based hospitality group and local chef Chad Gardner, the 1930s adobe in Cathedral City has been revamped into an impressive kaleidoscope of modern style, bold colors and eye-catching imagery.
The full-service boutique hotel in Cathedral City includes 66 bungalows designed by developers Tim and Amy Brinkman of LIT Property Group and Palm Springs’ H3K Home + Design. The suites are named after familiar locations, such as The Joshua Tree, The Palm Desert and The Coachella. The decor and art in each suite precisely encapsulates the energy of each community and its distinct desert personality. Colorful murals of cacti, agave and other desert plants are sprawled throughout the property, making great backdrops for your next TikTok.
Any hotel pool is always the best place to be, and this one does not disappoint. Daybeds surround the watering hole with brightly colored pillows, inviting you to sit and stay a while. The Citrus Suite, complete with a full kitchen and extra large TV, can be reserved if you want a VIP luxury experience. Pool butler service is available to everyone, making it a breeze to sip on a refreshing cocktail while soaking up the sun. The Poolside Bar serves food and is fully stocked, ready to make any drink of your dreams. Try the signature namesake paloma, a thirst-quenching mix of Blanco tequila, grapefruit and agave.
The historic adobe breathes new life with The Paloma’s indoor-outdoor restaurant, Sol y Sombra. From Chef Gardner’s brilliant culinary mind comes a tapas-style menu with Spanish influence and locally grown ingredients. The stars of his menu are the paellas, a classic Spanish dish consisting of rice, saffron, chicken and veggies. Chef Gardner has created three different versions to please any palate that comes through the door. Invite your friends and bring big appetites because these small plates pack a flavorful punch–and you’ll want to try it all. After filling your belly, it’s time to fill your cup with some tequila. The resort’s speakeasy, Poca Sombra, has a plethora of fine tequilas among other libations. One of our favs is the Naked & Famous, made with smoky mezcal, Chartreuse and Aperol.
The spa, Grounded at The Paloma, offers on-site relaxation in the form of signature wellness treatments. Every treatment is tailored to fit each unique guest using plant-based products and essential oils. Treatments range from dry brushing and stone massages to lymphatic drainage and everything in between. CBD is offered to balance skin, manage pain and give you the ultimate chill. Sun and cannabinoids are also an excellent recipe for indulging in the unwinding process.
The Paloma Resort is an exuberant and modern addition to the desert, featuring unrivaled food and equally creative cocktails. Whether you want to mellow out in a pool suite, mingle at one of the two bars or lounge under the vast desert sky, you’ll do it in a satisfying style; you may even extend your stay!
The Paloma Resort
67670 Carey Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234
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