Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in Palm Springs.  The hotel is expected to open in late 2018 and will be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by Wessman Development.

Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal said, "Opening a property in California has been on our wish-list since day one, and as Palm Springs has grown beyond its reputation of a retreat for Californians, we knew it was the perfect location for a Virgin Hotel."  

Officials said Virgin Hotels Palm Springs will feature 150 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites; multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the brand's flagship space, The Commons Club; numerous meeting spaces; and a rooftop terrace and pool overlooking the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains as well as a new outdoor public event space from the Palm Springs Art Museum, offering guests complimentary VIP seats to concerts, movies and other cultural performances.

The hotel will be a new build designed by local architect Chris Pardo.

Located in the heart of downtown at Main Street & Palm Canyon Drive, the hotel will be surrounded by historic desert modern architecture and within walking distance to several art galleries, vintage shopping and restaurants.

Please use the following link to read the press release, courtesy of Virgin Hotels: