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The Cole Hotel—a classic Palm Springs midcentury modern boutique resort—recently underwent a complete renovation by owner Mark Weis with the help of a number of architectural preservationists. It was originally constructed in 1959, designed by local architect Hugh Kaptur.

This 30-room hotel offers five distinct floorplans and has been colorfully designed in the distinct Palm Springs style by locally based owners of H3K Design, Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper. All the rooms offer panoramic views of the San Jacinto mountains.

During renovations, every effort was made to contribute to sustainability, including recycling building materials where possible and designing the property to minimize the carbon footprint while harnessing the power of the abundant desert sun. Cole partnered with a local solar specialist and installed a 100Kw photovoltaic system which provides more than 90% of the electricity. Guests can monitor in real time the system output on the HPE kiosk located on the bar. An onsite restaurant will be completed soon.

Photo: Courtesy of the Cole Hotel


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