Viceroy, by Kelly Wearstler

Though the first stop in our trip is Santa Barbara, I’m eager to get out to the desert and check out the Viceroy in Palm Springs. We’ll be staying there for three nights and I couldn’t be more excited! This will sound really lame, but the first time I heard about this hotel was when Audrina and Justin Bobby stayed there during one season of The Hills, and I remember thinking, “WOW. The design of this hotel is FANTASTIC.” I’ve wanted to stay there ever since!

Built as a series of bungalows in the 1930s, the Viceroy Palm Springs was completely re-decorated by Kelly Wearstler in recent years. The hotels’ style is classic Hollywood Regency, and I think it’s perfect for a desert getaway.

Gorgeous, isn’t it? I love the cherry splashes of yellow throughout the entire property (how fun are those pool loungers!), as well as the whimsical touches like marble busts and greyhound statues that are so distinctly Wearstler.

Can’t make it out to Palm Springs any time soon? Kelly Wearstler has also designed a number of other Viceroy properties that are equally as fabulous:

The Viceroy Anguilla

I would like an afternoon to pamper myself in that bathroom, please.

The Viceroy Miami

This lounge, to me, is what I think of when I think of Miami. Bright, colorful, eclectic, mid-century. Can’t you feel the heat?

The Viceroy Santa Monica

I’m sure a lot of you have seen the above image, but I bet you had no idea it was from a hotel!

Which one’s your favorite?

I’ll be sure to take lots of photos of the Palm Springs Viceroy to share with everyone next week!

{Image Credits: Viceroy Palm Springs, Kelly Wearstler}

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  1. 10.18.11
    viv said:

    I love the Viceroy in Santa Monica and their brunch is the best! Can’t wait to get out to Palm Springs at some point and check out this other beauty by KW :)

  2. 10.18.11

    BEYOND stunning! I can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  3. 10.18.11

    I stayed at the Viceroy Miami, it was gorgeous but in a terrible location, oops! Cannot wait to hear about Palm Springs, it sounds incredible!!!

  4. 10.18.11

    Ohh I love the look of the Viceroy! How awesome that you are staying there! Enjoy!

  5. 10.18.11
    Chelsea said:

    Oh my! Gorgeous! That hotel looks amazing…I am a little jealous right now. Take lots of pics and have a great time. xo

  6. 10.18.11

    I’m enamored by the Viceroy in Palm Springs! Have fun Victoria!

  7. 10.18.11

    I’m in love with all things Kelly Wearstler, especially her commercial projects.

    Have a great time at the PS Viceroy! Sit outside on on one of the big lounge beds and order yourself cocktails. Citron also has a good brunch and it’s nice to sit out in the cabanas.

    Obvs, love PS.

    Oh I just landed a new project there, a new restaurant opening up across from the Trina Turk store. I’m psyched!

  8. 10.18.11

    I’ve seen a lot of weddings at the Palm Springs location – I love all of the yellow and the modern and eclectic look and feel. simply stunning! Thanks for sharing. – hope you are having so much fun on your trip!

  9. 10.18.11
    Lauren said:

    these are gorgeous picture. I go to Palm Springs all the time since my Aunt lives there. Never been here tho!

  10. 10.18.11

    Totally gorgeous. I can’t wait to hear about your trip – hope you are having the best time!

  11. 10.18.11
    Anonymous said:

    Gorgeous hotel! Can’t wait to hear about your trip, I’ve never been to Palm Springs so I’m living vicariously through you. Oh how I love gray and yellow, it is my bedroom color scheme and I have a feeling will be moving into the living room as well.

  12. 10.19.11

    Justin Bobby. Haaaa. That name still cracks me up.

    Place is gorgeous. Never stayed but did have dinner there by the pool and Evan dropped his wedding ring in the pool. doh!

  13. 10.19.11
    casallina said:

    I’m a huge Kelly Wearstler fan and especially love her use of color… I wish she’d design my apartment.

  14. 10.19.11

    Gah, the fretwork on those closet doors just made me sigh out loud. Perfection!

  15. 10.20.11
    Gabrielle said:

    Uhmmm… I’m a total sucker for The Hills! So either you’re not lame, or we both are!!!

    Oh and I love the Viceroy hotels too of course! I’d stay in any of them any day!

  16. 10.20.11
    The NOW said:

    I am so jealous!!! I stayed at Maison 140 which she decorated in LA, but it was NOTHING like The Viceroy…not that I’ve been there, but I have books about it!!! HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!!!! xoxo e&a

  17. 10.22.11

    My jaw is dropping on the floor… this hotel is stunning. What a lucky lady!