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Personal Concierge at Our Palm Springs Hotel

Local tips to elevate your Palm Springs stay

Gina Rosenthal

Gina Rosenthal

The roar of a jet engine and fast ascent upward excite me as I know once I land adventure begins. While exploring Italy, France, Spain, England, Mexico and much of the US, I seek out the unique; I want to do it all! My travels convey that many gems found across the globe are nestled right here within the mountains of the Coachella Valley.

Attending Palm Springs Modernism weekend in its inception sparked my interest in this visually alluring place. The soothing spirit of Native Tribes is juxtaposed with the swankiness of Old Hollywood glam. Calm, culture, cuisine, creativity, and curiosity led me to move from San Diego and make Coachella Valley my home in 2005. I immediately fell in love with the landscape, architecture and quiet. I was down for serenity, activity and community.

Working as graphic designer for a local lifestyle publication introduced me to all of our local happenings and attractions. Palm Springs and the surrounding area have a myriad of culture, plays, live music, film festivals, golf courses, pickle ball and tennis courts, Rat Pack era haunts, trendy bars and restaurants. Embrace wellness here by soaking in hot mineral springs, indulging in a spa treatment or partaking in a sound bath. Whether vintage wear is your vibe or distinctive designer fashion speaks to you, all is had here! Photo ops abound… outdoor public art, waterfalls, Mid-Century and celebrity homes, sculptural cacti and succulents, Bighorn sheep, snowcapped mountains, and those speedy roadrunners.

Allow me to curate a desert experience that nourishes your soul. I can't wait to meet you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which are your favorite Palm Springs Tours?

Mid-Century Architecture: The Modern Tour – see a curated selection of iconic mid-century homes, some owned by old Hollywood elites; the only tour that allows interior access. Additionally, you will gain much local knowledge as your expert guide leads the way.

Indian Canyons: Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours – a blast of fun door to door in open jeeps with extremely knowledgeable naturist guides

Joshua Tree National Park: Adventure Hummer Tours – off road adventures into non-public areas of the national park, some with 360 degree views of both the low and high deserts at the same time

Coachella Valley Preserve – explore two naturally occurring oases in the middle of the desert and live to tell your friends that you survived a visit to the San Andreas fault!

Which Palm Springs Hiking Trails are the best?

The Lykken Trail provides a workout at incline while offering a moderate platform across. Bighorn sheep may make your acquaintance!

The Tahquitz Canyon hike is a 4-mile roundtrip with a 60-foot waterfall (seasonally).

Indian Canyons has three beautiful canyon hikes to choose from… one even has a stream to enjoy.

Whitewater Preserve is a trail that crosses over the Whitewater River and includes a restful, shady, grass park great for a picnic.

Just out our back door the Museum Trail is perfect for you to get a quick workout as well as commanding views of Palm Springs.

Aside from 4 Saints and Juniper Table list the best places to eat in Palm Springs?

Del Rey – An intimate Spanish and Mediterranean dining experience housed in a historic boutique hotel.

Tac/Quila – Delicious Jalisco style cuisine specializing in tequila and mezcal set in a colorful, artful ambiance.

Chi Chi – A great selection of California cuisine poolside in a 1940's Palm Springs bungalow setting, only a few minute walk from The Rowan.

Farm – Light and flavorful French cuisine brunch and dinner in the historic Palm Springs La Plaza, walking distance from The Rowan.

Cheeky's – Locally sourced and imaginative brunch items in a casual al fresco atmosphere.

Il Giardino – Family recipes from the owner's hometowns of Sicily and Milan just a few minute walk from The Rowan.

Workshop Kitchen + Bar – Farm to table dining in a former warehouse made fresh, sophisticated and contemporary for today.

What are your top 3 places for Palm Springs nightlife?

The sultry dimly lit bar, Bootlegger Tiki, takes you back in time. Surround yourself in bamboo laden, Polynesian appointed décor and imbibe like it's midcentury.

Sugar High – Set atop the Azucar restaurant, this rooftop patio is romantic and just a jump from downtown Palm Springs

Truss & Twine – Wonderful craft cocktails and tapas made at the bar in a contemporary and upscale setting

What are your favorite sites to see Palm Springs Mid Century modern architecture?

Edris House – Designed by famous mid-century architect E. Stewart Williams in 1954 with stunning views of our desert.

Kaufmann Desert House – Designed by famous mid-century architect Richard Neutra in 1946, this home still feels exciting today

House of Tomorrow (Evis Honeymoon House) – Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in this “House of Tomorrow” after their marriage in Las Vegas.

Twin Palms Frank Sinatra House – Also designed by mid-century architect E. Stewart Williams this stellar home of Frank Sinatra has a piano shaped pool and recording studio used by the Rat Pack during after hour parties.

Are there any day-trip options in Palm Springs?

Joshua Tree National Park – Enjoy day hiking, wonderful sunsets, world class stargazing, and 20 degrees cooler that the desert!

The town of Idyllwild, CA – Another way beat the heat of the desert is to visit this alpine village with fun shopping, dining and hiking only an hour from Palm Springs

What are a couple things to do in Palm Springs with family members?

Palm Springs Aerial Tram - The world's largest rotating tram car, travel along breathtaking cliffs in route to Mt. San Jacinto State Park where hiking or dining await.

The Living Desert – Have fun in this mostly cage-free zoo of desert animals in their natural habitats