Seating space at Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert, USA
(Image credit:

The raw beauty of California’s Palm Desert is the backdrop for a worthy new addition this month. Hotel Paseo is the vicinity’s first new-build luxury hotel in over 30 years and brings with it a bevy of creature comforts that still honour the heritage and serenity of its surrounding landscape. 

Fitted with 150 guest rooms, nine suites and a fully refurbished Airstream trailer from 1950 for an especially memorable experience, the hotel stands like a modern-day oasis with its offering of contemporary art, retro lawn sports, such as a putting green and shuffleboard, an indulgent seven-room spa, and of course its pool, cabanas and hot tub. Designed by Kay Lang and Associates, the hotel’s interior combines mid-century modern gestures with desert-appropriate accents. 

From the angular porte-cochère entrance to the use of cool Carrera marble in the lobby, and numerous special details, such as a custom-made glass chandelier, the hotel is a deftly executed ode to California chic. 

Capped off with its restaurant and bar, AC3, which brings together three of the deserts acclaimed restaurateurs, the New American eatery serves up classic with an international twist, Californian craft beers and cocktails all day long.

Record player and other interiors at Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert, USA

(Image credit:

Guestroom at Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert, USA

(Image credit:

Swimming pool at Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert, USA

(Image credit:

The entrance to Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert, USA

(Image credit:




45-400 Larkspur Ln


Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.