Santiago, a men’s resort in the heart of Palm Spring, provides gay men with a lush retreat in the heart of the desert. Under new ownership since March 2015, the property has been transformed and elevated into a “Boutique Oasis” complete with modern furnishings, tranquil landscaping and added amenities making it the premiere gay men’s destination resort in Palm Springs.
A group of three partners purchased the popular resort with a vision of lifting Santiago to the top men’s resort in the area, updating the structure and landscape, and enhancing everything that’s made the resort a perennial favorite for gay men. Having completed renovations, they reintroduced the revived resort just in time for its 20th anniversary in October 2015. They have continued to improve the amazing property continually, with one question in mind “What will make the guest experience better?” And the guests are responding favorably, as Santiago was recently made it to the the #1 Gay Resort in Palm Springs on Trip Advisor from the enthusiastic and positive guest reviews.
A long list of improvements made to Santiago included a landscape rejuvenation, common area upgrades, and a complete refresh to the guest rooms in a “Modern Ranchero” style. The rooms feature a clean and modern design with rich textures and warm, welcoming colors.
All 24 rooms have new custom-designed furniture, luxurious linens, bedside USB device chargers, Saltillo tile and FLOR carpet. A new collection of black and white photography, as well as warm accent walls give the rooms a personal touch.
The common area improvements included an exterior facelift, Saltillo tile veranda on the second floor, new courtyard tables, refined peaceful landscaping, enhanced front entry with contemporary basket-weave awning and upgraded 24-hour cantina with complimentary fresh coffee, beverages and snacks.
New common area seating areas with comfy modern chairs and the installation of a striking fire pit complete the outdoor improvements, all creating the perfect backdrop for Santiago’s centerpiece: the largest pool of any gay men’s resort in Palm Springs, adjacent to a large comfortable spa.
Charles Zalepeski, General Manager
Toby J Morris, Marketing Consultant