US: The oldest operating hotel in Palm Springs, Casa Cody, has officially reopened following nearly a year of renovation and restoration work.
Comprising 30 bedrooms, including four freestanding homes, Casa Cody is situated at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. The property has been significantly renovated by Electric Bowery and has relaunched under the management of Casetta Group.
Guests rooms, many with kitchenettes, are outfitted with Casetta Group’s signature eco-minded amenities such as Parachute bedding and bath linen, organic bath products by MoonCloth Designs, and custom-designed Finery bathrobes.
Other features include Ocean Bottle reusable water bottles and a small collection of cookbooks.
The four homes, which feature either one or two bedrooms, come with a full kitchen, dining room and/or living room, outdoor patio space and outdoor soaking tub or shower.
Cayley Lambur and Lucia Bartholomew, Electric Bowery’s founders, designers and architects, said: “With warm coral velvet, textured blue-green accents and otomi-patterned pillows, the rooms are imbued with depth to enliven the existing plaster interior. Each room features richly coloured zellige tile and deep blue millwork in the bathrooms and bar areas, reflecting the Mediterranean influence in a modern design. We custom designed upholstered elements and cabinetry in the space for an inviting, residential feel. The dark wood tones balance the rich pops of colour, creating a classic yet modern aesthetic that is unlike any other in Palm Springs.”
The property was built in the 1900s by Harriet Cody – cousin of William “Buffalo Bill” Cody – and architect husband Harold Bryant Cody. By the 1920s Casa Cody was established as a hotel and visited by notable figures including Charlie Chaplin, opera singer Lawrence Tibbett and novelist Anaïs Nin.
It is set on 1.5 acres of grounds and now includes two swimming pools as well as updated F&B offerings. Opening this summer is a market concept that will double as the hotel’s reception. Guests will be able to check in as well as purchase produce grown onsite, retail merchandise, and food and beverage.
“At Casetta Group, we specialise in the revival of small boutique hotels and decidedly unique buildings with a story, breathing new life into structures with great bones layered with our philosophy of sustainability without compromising style,” said Carolyn Schneider, president and partner of Casetta Group. “We fell in love with the remarkable history and timeless soul of Casa Cody. We are proud to continue its legacy through the preservation of its essence and character while elevating the guest experience through unmatched service, design, and amenities.”
Casetta Group is California-based brand and hospitality management group. In addition to Casa Cody, properties in its portfolio include The Pearl in San Diego and Marina Resort in Big Bear. Casetta’s current pipeline features a church conversion in Silver Lake to a 25-room hotel as well as the Hotel Willa in Downtown Taos Historic District.