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Editor’s Choice: Our Top 5 Favorite Hotels of 2012
By December 26, 2012
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Riviera Palm Springs.

We’ve stayed in some pretty darn stylish hotels this year, from urban city retreats to ultra modern design hotels, to charming B&B’s, sleek boutique luxury hotels, swanky 5-star chains, and countryside manor houses. Out of all of them, here are our top 5 choices from 2012:

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Cahernane House Hotel.

#1! Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, Ireland

Staying in an Irish manor house in Ireland is an absolute must if you’re exploring the Irish countryside. One of the quintessential Irish experiences, they can be found speckled throughout the countryside and offer little pockets of homey luxury. I can’t begin to describe how truly beautiful this place is!

Hotel Style: Desert Glamour at the Riviera Palm Springs
By April 9, 2012
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Starlight Lounge.

Back in the day actors’ contracts required them to stay within a 100 mile radius of Los Angeles during filming. As a result Palm Springs was born. Known for famed pool parties and Moroccan inspired retro design, Palm Springs has always lured Tinseltown stars, sun worshippers, and design lovers with its fusion of Hollywood glam and Vegas flamboyance.

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Palm Springs City Guide: Desert Modernism
By March 13, 2012
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Art by Shag.

There’s no place like Palm Springs when it comes to retro-inspired design culture and iconic modern architecture. Sandwiched in the desert half way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Palm Springs is an oasis of pure Hollywood glamour fused with a bit of flamboyant Las Vegas spirit. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy some classic Southern California poolside culture.

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Southern California pool culture at the Riviera Palm Springs.

Iconic Mid-century Modern Architecture

Home to the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture, Palm Springs is sprinkled with iconic homes designed by the likes of Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and John Lautner. For architecture buffs there are plenty of home tours, and once a year Palm Springs celebrates its architectural glory during Modernism Week.

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