2011 February 25
Colony Palms Hotel
WHAT: Colony Palms Hotel
WHY: The fashion week circuit is well underway, with Milan in full force and Paris RTW less than a week away. If you're not in dire need of some R&R by now, you surely will be in the very near future...and what could be more positively pleasant than lounging beneath palm fronds? Book your refuel and detox rendezvous at Palm Springs' Colony Palms Hotel next month, before the Coachella chaos of concertgoing luxe hippies hits the region. Delights at the Moroccan-inflected resort run the gamut from tension-banishing tandem massages where massage therapists work à deux, to a refreshing poolside dip with chilled peppermint towels for an added dose of cool. When it's time to retire for the evening, the casitas are discreetly tucked away by the property's lush gardens. You could make a vacay out of the patio alone: bathtubs fit for paramours and massive alfresco loungebeds await. The perfect antidote to weeks of bi-continental runway-hopping!
AVAILABLE: Casita from $415, ColonyPalmsHotel.com