About

  • "As for the hotel’s cosseting comforts, there are even complimentary foot and back massages at the pool."
    - Architectural Digest

L’Horizon Palm Springs brings back the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age through its unique design esthetic by renowned designer Steve Hermann. The 1950’s gem served as a playground for Hollywood A-Lister’s and U. S. Presidents alike. 

Now, redeveloped as a luxury resort, we boast true exclusivity nestled within intimate spaces on 3 acres of gorgeous manicured desert grounds.  Our 25 guestrooms are custom designed to emulate luxurious private residences with hand selected materials and finishes. The dramatic mountain backdrop frames the imaginatively designed landscapes to create a striking setting found only at L’Horizon Resort and Spa. L’Horizon Resort and Spa is an Adult only Resort, all guests must be 18 and over.

Steve Hermann

  • "Steve Hermann reinvents an Iconic Palm Springs Hotel."
    - Architectural Digest
  • A celebrity hotspot in its original incarnation more than 60 years ago—has been reborn, with three acres of desert land by designer-to-the-stars, Steve Hermann.
    - Travel and Leisure

Steve Hermann is a celebrated designer of high-end homes all over the world. As one of the most prolific designers within California, he is known as the design guru for the Hollywood elite, captains of industry, and foreign royalty. His innovative and imaginative homes are owned by A-list celebrities, entertainment executives and members of the Forbes top ten wealthiest list. His designs have been featured on Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, E!, MTV, ABC, as well as in hundreds of magazines and websites worldwide. One of his recent projects called The Glass Pavilion was published in over a hundred magazines and newspapers. It was featured on over 18 million websites and at one point was the 3rd most viewed house in the world.

Steve has now focused his attention on establishing a world recognized luxury hospitality company, Steve Hermann Hotels, of which L’Horizon Resort and Spa will serve as the initial flagship property.

When Steve is not designing residences and opening hotels, he spends his time collecting post war, European sports cars, which he enjoys driving with his wife and two young daughters. After 15 years of living in Los Angeles, Steve currently calls Montecito, California home.

History

"Follow in the footsteps of serious Hollywood royalty (think Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable), who stayed here in the 1950’s” - Travel and Leisure

L’Horizon was originally designed in 1952 by renowned architect William F. Cody as a private family retreat for the television producer, oil tycoon, and legendary hotel owner Jack Wrather and his wife, Hollywood actress Bonita “Bunny” Granville. Wrather was one of the most important California figures of the 1950’s, producing both “The Lone Ranger” and “Lassie”, building the Disneyland hotel, and opening the Queen Mary and the Spruce Goose. He commissioned a residence with 20 guest houses be built in Palm Springs as a getaway for his Hollywood friends to come join him relaxing poolside.  He named it L’Horizon and the guests of the property included Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Presidents Reagan and Nixon, as well as countless other luminaries.

Designed by Iconic architect William F. Cody, the low slung bungalow hotel is now considered to be one of Cody’s finest pieces of work and most significant examples of mid-century architecture on the West Coast.

Now returned to its original name, glamour, and luxury, L’Horizon Resort and Spa has been transported back to its former glory, while our renovations and additions have moved the boutique property on to its next storied chapter.