Palm Springs

Posted May 20, 2010 in Feature Story

Where to Rest Your Head: At first arrival ,the wooden doors at the main entrance will speak volumes to the world beyond. Built in 1924, Korakia Pensione is a Mediterranean-themed cluster of villas encompassing what some call “one of the sexiest hotels in America.” Simply put, Korakia is very much just that, sexy and breathtaking. A variety of small artesian rooms and expansive villas (one of which includes two private courtyards, an outdoor shower and a stone hot tub) offer rooms suitable to every taste and budget. Korakia will delight the most discerning senses in every way. Each room is unique with custom carved furniture, shutters and doors—leaving no aspect of design overlooked. Korakia is a masterpiece unto itself. Whether you come to toss bocce ball, center your Zen with yoga, float around in one of their two pools or just lounge around awaiting the dusk movie screenings on the back wall, you’re sure to find your inner peace. Centrally located, Korakia makes exploration of nearby attractions easy by providing use of their bicycles for those who wish to adventure at a faster pace.


Get Your Arts and Culture On: A short stroll from Korakia rests the Palm Spring Art Museum ( The museum hosts a myriad of exhibits, workshops and lectures while also offering free summer film screenings. Another nearby destination is The Living Desert ( This wildlife and botanical garden gives insight to the natural flora of the desert region along with regional animals of all species. The Living Desert is a great opportunity for all ages to learn more about desert habitat and engage in hands-on activities.


Why You’ve Gotta Come Back: Whether it be golf, the Aerial Tramway (, nightclubs, hot-air balloon rides, casinos or the vast choices of other things uniquely Palm Springs, there are a myriad of reasons to return on any given weekend. Here are a few notable events happening throughout the year in the region; the Coachella Music and Arts Festival (, Stagecoach Music Festival (, Date Festival (, Palm Springs Film Festival ( and weekly entertainment at nearby casinos.


Korakia Pensione, 257 S. Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, (760) 864-6411,



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