Credit: Tara Howard
Credit: Tara Howard

What’s New (and Coming Soon) to the Palm Springs Area

Expect New Hotels, Eateries and Shops

Despite being a desert, Greater Palm Springs is far from deserted. In fact, everywhere from Rancho Mirage to Indio is thriving with all things entertainment, hospitality, retail and more. From innovative new eateries to high-end hotels for a warm-weather escape, the desert is welcoming tons of new additions in 2023. While some of these sure-to-be hot spots have already opened, there’s also lots on the horizon. With that said, we’re giving you a sneak peak at all to come. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about what’s new and what’s coming soon to the Greater Palm Springs area.


Rancho Relaxo

New Shops Palm Springs - Rancho Relaxo
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Rancho Relaxo is a beloved desert boutique that first gained popularity after setting up shop in Rancho Mirage. Now, locals and visitors alike are able to shop till they drop at Rancho Relaxo’s newest location in Palm Desert at The Gardens on El Paseo. This modern lifestyle boutique sells everything from apparel to home decor, acting as a one-stop shop for all things desert chic. In addition to showcasing local creators and brands, Rancho Relaxo is also the go-to spot for luxury items like Tom Ford sunglasses and Pendleton sweaters. The store also has a solid selection of its own branded goods. Some new and exciting items that shoppers will find include the Lifeguard Hat, which is available in a variety of colors, and the Forestbound Overnight Tote, which is ideal for the stylish traveler. Best of all, Rancho Relaxo just announced plans to open a third location at the Palm Springs International Airport!


Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa (coming soon!)

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Opening later in 2023, Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa will bring tropical vibes and first-class hospitality to Indian Wells. The popular Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa has partnered with Tommy Bahama to reinvent the current property. This will be the clothing brand’s first-ever resort, and it is set to have over 200 rooms, more than 20 suites and three stunning swimming pools. The spa alone is going to sprawl over 12,000 square feet, and guests can expect lots of colorful wallpaper and tropical accents at every turn.


Trixie Motel

New Hotels Palm Springs - Trixie Motel
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Looking to immerse yourself in a pink paradise? Trixie Motel, created by iconic drag queen Trixie Mattel, is the newest luxury boutique accommodation in Palm Springs. During the day, guests can lounge under pink and white umbrellas in between dips in the retro pool. There are even pink pool floaties and, of course, pink towels for when you’re ready to dry off. Everything from the rooms and the lobby to the bubblegum pink exterior is Instagram-worthy. Each room is designed with its own ‘70s-inspired style and flair, but the Pink Flamingo Suite is our personal fav.


Shorebird (coming soon!)

The Shops On El Paseo in Palm Desert will soon welcome the coastal eatery of Shorebird. The highlight of this upcoming restaurant is definitely the wood-fired grill and rotisserie, which will create dishes and meats that are cooked to perfection every time. Some signature items will include the Duroc Heritage pork chop and the Harris Ranch prime skirt steak. The menu will also feature a “Raw Bar” section, which will highlight fresh seafood like hamachi crudo and salmon carpaccio. Oysters and various nigiri and sushi rolls will also grace the menu.


Waldo’s Ristorante

In need of a new favorite Italian hot spot in Palm Desert? Waldo’s Ristorante is bringing authentic Italian cuisine to the desert. Inspired by the iconic Italian-American restaurants that boomed in New York City in the mid-20th century, Waldo’s Ristorante places an emphasis on high-quality food in an inviting and modest environment. Between the daily happy hour and the decadent dinner menu, Waldo’s is sure to win over your heart (and your stomach). Start off with a glass of Italian vino and Artichoke Hearts From Heaven before diving into crave-worthy puttanesca for your main course. 


Acrisure Arena

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Acrisure Arena
is the latest and greatest place to catch the desert’s newest hockey team, the Coachella Valley Firebirds, dominate the ice. In addition to hockey, Acrisure Arena will also host various shows and concerts from artists like Jimmy Buffet, Paramore and Reba McEntire. The arena can hold over 11,000 people, ensuring that major artists and events will be able to utilize the space. Considering the Coachella Valley is one of the most iconic music and festival destinations in the country, Acrisure Arena is sure to fit right in. 


Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza (coming soon!)

Set to open in the spring of 2023, the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza is bringing another level of culture and art to the desert. The exciting and meaningful attraction will have a social plaza, beautiful gardens, a peaceful walking trail and a state-of-the-art museum dedicated to sharing the history of the Native American Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The museum will (at least) be a massive 48,000 square-feet and will showcase everything from incredible artwork to cultural artifacts.

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.


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