A new boutique hotel is set to open as part of a luxury cannabis-centric development in Palm Springs by 2024.
The Grape House, created by Chris Santos and business partner Neran Dhas, is slated to open in downtown Palm Springs in early 2021, with a retail store, restaurant and smoking lounge set to launch first.
The adjoining boutique hotel is due to be completed in 2023 or early 2024 and will include a restaurant headed up by Michelin-starred, Kristopher Esqueda.
The retail aspect will include a curated multi-brand mix of upscale cannabis, design-wise lighters, ashtrays, pipes, rolling papers, CBD lotions and hemp apparel.
The smoking lounge is reported to be created in partnership with an undisclosed retail director from a French luxury fashion house.
Dan Brunn, the hotel’s architect, said: “The architecture for this warm, yet brisk cannabis destination will be inspired by the mystique nature of the California desert. We wanted to rethink what has already been defined in the initial rush into this booming market. Guests will encounter design that reimagines the line between interior and exterior, and a space that plays with the tension of light and shadow. The palette of materials, such as white terrazzo, natural oak and a spiral staircase of brushed bronze tie in the ephemeral space, all the while natural light basks the tall space.”