The Velvet Rope Hotel is a new boutique hotel in the old Las Palmas neighborhood offering nine custom suites. This oasis pays homage to the Palm Springs Hollywood roots. This property, formerly known as the La Posada, was designed in 1952 by Herbert Burns. [FULL ARTICLE]

Nine deliciously themed suites and a speakeasy-style bar transport guests back in time to experience the mid-20th century glamour that attracted celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, and Hugh Hefner to Palm Springs. [FULL ARTICLE]

While the Trixie Motel feels more like a paradise in pink, Rios’ aesthetic aims more on the darker side, adorning blacks and midnight green up against lighter colors that embody that Old Hollywood era. “I wanted to showcase Burns’ classic architecture and honor the contemporary visionary he was,” Rios said. “Right down to the level of detail in the recessed ironing boards, Burns was very much ahead of his time.” [FULL ARTICLE]

Newly opened, May 2024. Situated in Palm Springs, 2.3 km from O’Donald Golf Course, The Velvet Rope PS features accommodation with free bikes, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. [FULL ARTICLE]

Back in the golden era, so many stars would drive out here to get away from the business and that’s what I drew inspiration from for the Velvet Rope. Hidden away behind an unprepossessing street front wall, Rios has revamped a low-slung classic 1952 courtyard hotel by architect Herbert Burns, lavishly decorating each of its nine suites with textiles, furniture and objets d’art meant to evoke the personae of Tinseltown icons. [FULL ARTICLE]

Last week I was part of an open house amongst photographers from magazines like “home and garden” and “food and wine;” on site to check out the nine room, glamour-themed suites with names like PlaymateRicardo and Rat Pack to name a few – at The Velvet Rope.


This newly opened boutique hotel in Palm Springs is a fabulous mix of old Hollywood and modern delights. With nine uniquely themed suites, including a Presidential Suite with poolside entry, a Rat Pack-styled suite, and a Lucille Ball and Ricky Ricardo Suite, you would expect to be rubbing shoulders with the old Hollywood stars in the hotel’s speakeasy-style Bar Valerie rather than current hipsters who flock to the place.