Here is for history!
The Coachella Valley, a vast lake as recently as 350 years ago, began to dry up in the early 1700s when the Colorado River changed course, leaving the barren Salton Sea and a patchwork of underground hot springs. The waters at Desert Hot Springs flowed from the hills to the north and pooled in the low lying areas. This oasis became a welcome respite for weary travelers. As early as 1857, a settler recorded the discovery of the site at Two Bunch Palms as a place to rest and find water, marked by two palm groves. In 1909, the US Army Camel Corps of Engineers surveyed the area and identified the location as “two bunches of palms.”
Choose from a couple of different room types, all comfy and modern;
Rooms in The Springs are conveniently located near the spa and restaurant, while the Desert rooms are located just beyond the meditation ponds to offer more privacy. Ground yourself in a king or double room designed for digital detox, with the soothing sound of the mineral springs just outside your door.
The Casablanca Suites have been outfitted with modern design elements and fixtures that integrate the serene outdoor space with the comforts of indoor living. They feature sustainable latex beds, organic linens, and are located next to the meditation ponds.
The Desert rooms are the epitome of understated luxury. Located beside the Labyrinth and Celestial Dome, each room is designed with natural fibers, energy efficient design elements, and organic linens. The rooms feature a private patio, Illly coffeemakers, a 42-inch flat screen TV, minibar, and intimate lounging area. Beautiful barn doors separate the bathrooms, which include five fixture spa showers and custom amenities made from the hotels own natural hot spring waters.
And finally The Capone Suite; Inspired by mythical lore about the infamous gangster, this suite is conveniently located in the heart of The Springs area. Those who love the charm of the 1920s Prohibition Era will enjoy a 1200 square foot two bedroom featuring rich wood furniture and a stone fireplace that opens up to a lovely backyard patio.
The Spa at Two Bunch Palms is internationally recognized for the skills and experience of its healers. Their therapists and aestheticians bring decades of treatment experience, and develop a deep connection to the spirit of our space. From the historic spa and popular outdoor treatment gazebos, to river rock alcoves, to outdoor showers, and Watsu pools, there are moments everywhere to enjoy relaxing therapies custom-designed for you. Simply known as the ‘Desert Spa’ in the 1940s, Two Bunch Palms has long been renowned for its healing treatments performed by experienced intuitives.
At Two Bunch Palms they take great pride in operating in harmony with the environment. Whether it’s the use of naturally warmed waters from the springs at Miracle Hill, or the installation of a solar field that has allowed them to be the first carbon-neutral resort in America, they continually strive to protect and benefit from this special ecosystem.
Two Bunch Palms Spa is home to the famed mineral springs that descend from Miracle Hill. These waters have been flowing for 600 years under the surface, and see their first light of day as they flow into the pool at The Springs. The unique composition of this mineral water is world famous for its therapeutic and mood-enhancing properties, low in sulfur, and rich in lithium. Once immersed in the hotels waters, you’ll experience a level of nourishment and rejuvenation never felt before. Guests will also find three large teak tubs where you can adjust the natural mineral water temperature, as well as three additional pools on property that will accommodate up to 12 people.
Last but not least, the food! The menu at Essence Restaurant is full of cuisine that is sustainable, local, seasonal, and organic. Free of hormones, synthetic preservatives, hydrogenated fats, artificial colours, high-fructose corn syrup, and genetically modified ingredients, their goal is a balanced range of choices from vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and nutritional whole foods.
Two Bunch Palms takes a holistic approach to conservation and sustainability and every aspect of their operation takes this into account. From using produce grown locally in the restaurant, to irrigating with recycled water, to using biodegradable cleaning and treatment products, and generating our electricity from 100% renewable sources, they strive to meet and surpass sustainable goals, and become a thought leader and example in the marketplace.