The original desert hideaway, La Quinta Resort & Club, has been a haven to Hollywood stars since it first opened in 1926. Credit: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

LA QUINTA, Calif. - The original desert hideaway, La Quinta Resort & Club, has been a haven to Hollywood stars since it first opened in 1926. Now a multi-million dollar restoration revives the luster of this iconic resort with a fresh, modern look in line with the property's storied history and serene desert surroundings. Welcome to the re-release of a classic.

The resort-wide renovation encompasses upgrades of all guest casitas by fall 2014, followed by a redesign of the villas, main lobby and public spaces, and a re-imagined pool experience. The ambitious project also infuses the resort's lush 45 acres with a bevy of additional bougainvilleas, roses and citrus trees, which guests have long enjoyed while strolling the grounds.

Drawing inspiration from the resort's colorful desert environs, Los Angeles-based firm Smith & Firestone has created a residential-style design for the resort's guestrooms and luxury suites. Set in a fresh earthen palette of ivory, terracotta and chocolate, guestrooms feature custom tile work and wrought iron elements, new furniture and carpet and two-toned blocked drapery panels. Citrus-hued pillows and throws adorn luxurious Wingback style headboards and contemporary Victorian chairs, while upgraded lighting and blue-sky accessories enhance each bathroom.

New amenities include 42- to 47-inch flat-screen high-definition televisions, mini refrigerators, Keurig® coffee makers, charging stations with dual USB ports, upgraded fireplaces and photography inspired by the storied history of the resort and its surroundings.

Starlight Casita patios, popular for their stunning mountain views, will debut new fire features and patio furniture. The custom-designed resort suites will feature new landscaping, updated patio furniture and renovated decks hugging the coveted private pools and spas.

The resort's legendary 41 pools-including the main pool, an adult pool and a tapestry of intimate pools & hot spas clustered around the casitas-will receive fresh new decking, contemporary shade structures and water temperature regulators for a brisk summer splash.

The restored La Quinta Resort debuts this fall, with a fully renovated luxury experience for the discerning traveler.

La Quinta Resort & Club participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,100 hotels worldwide.

Resort Background

La Quinta Resort & Club is a renowned desert destination in the greater Palm Springs area featuring 620 elegantly-appointed casitas and suites and 98 villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta®; 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts and exceptional cuisine at Morgan's in the desert; TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie's at PGA WEST® and elsewhere throughout the resort. www.laquintaresort.com.

PGA WEST® Background

Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named "North America's Golf Resort of the Year," PGA WEST® is home to the new PGA WEST® Golf Academy, five award-winning public golf courses and four private courses designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf.  www.pgawest.com.

 To learn more about or experience La Quinta Resort & Club, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com/laquinta or call +1 760.564.4111.  For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or http://news.waldorfastoria.com.

Contacts:
David Trumble
Hilton Worldwide
+1 602 870 2721
david.trumble@hilton.com

Koleen Hamblin
For La Quinta Resort & Club
+1 800 487 9057
ko@kolicommunications.com

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
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