Acme Hospitality and Eastern Real Estate, managing operators and owners (respectively) of a collection of boutique food, beverage, and hotel concepts in Santa Barbara and Nevada Counties, confirms their latest project – Azure Sky, a 14-room, 21 and over, luxury boutique hotel, opening this winter at 1661 South Calle Palo Fierro, in Palm Springs, California.
Azure Sky, originally built in 1959, offers wide-open views of the San Jacinto Mountains and is enveloped by desert landscaping, providing a sanctuary with a residential feel. Leading the creative team is Lightning Bar Palm Springs, the design/build firm led by John Janulis, partner (principal of Lightning Bar Collective and owner of Villa Royale), partner Anne L’Esperance, (principal of An Ellipsis Design), and Cioffi Architect. This team has worked together for the past two years, breathing new life into the property.
The team has managed an extensive renovation while keeping the essence of this midcentury jewel and has enhanced both the indoor and outdoor spaces to make this one of the most exciting hotel openings in the area in years. Janulis and L’Esperance are also behind the detailed design and renovation of the historic Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley and The National Exchange Hotel in Nevada City, also operated by Acme Hospitality.
Photo: Sheva Kefai