Checking into Sands Resort & Spa Indian Wells, California
Read our guide 48 Hours in Palm Springs in Journal No.11
The rosy pink design-forward Sands Hotel & Spa is a destination unto itself. The original 1950s property was also recently given a refresh by designer Martin Lawrence Bullard, who fashioned interiors inspired by Morocco, along with nods to mid-century design. The courtyards are reminiscent of riads, with quaint quarters abloom with an array of tropical flowers and cactus, while the 24-hour pool and hot tub are surrounded by inviting lounge seating and day beds. The interiors are inflected with the perfect amount of panache with touches of vibrant blue, mustard yellows and deep greens. Each room is stocked with Acqua Di Parma toiletries, linens from Revival New York and a full-size mini bar. Once you settle into the hotel, you most likely won’t want to leave, so for meals visit Pink Cabana. Serving breakfast through dinner, their on-site restaurant is filled to the brim with design inspiration from the patterned botanical wallpaper and pink velvet banquette seating to vintage tennis racquets and oversized lanterns that suspend from the ceiling.