A developer group is creating a sprawling new mega-resort, as reported by the L.A. Times. The 250-guestrooms are under InterContinental Hotels Group’s lifestyle brand, Hotel Indigo.
Located not far from the Empire Polo Club, where Coachella and the Stagecoach Festiva, the new Indio mega-resort will feature its own 11-acre grassy area to host festivals and other events, according to Steve Bram of George Smith Partners, who arranged construction financing. Developers of the project include Los Angeles real estate investor Stuart Rubin and L.A. entertainment lawyer Gary Stiffelman, who has represented Lady Gaga, Eminem and Justin Timberlake, according to Bloomberg.
At the center of the resort is a planned 10,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style party pool. Filled with chilled saltwater to prevent getting too hot, the pool area will be flanked with four- and six-bedroom casitas that offer shared living rooms for socializing but private entrances and bathrooms. Other features of the pool include a space for a DJ and a catwalk for models along with a cocktail lounge.
The Indigo also includes a spa, a gym and a yoga studio along with a restaurant, a general store and a coffee shop. A marijuana dispensary is conveniently located next to the hotel.
The resort’s public buildings are based on the designs of Quonset huts, humble semicircular structures mass-produced during World War II that were once common in the desert.
Work on the hotel began earlier this year, and should finish later this fall with a $45 million price tag.
It will be the first resort technically in Coachella, other hotels and resorts are in nearby Indigo. The city has allowed the resort to hold resorts until 4am, with the provision of a large wall and is also financially supporting the project to increase city revenue as well as bring in future revenue and employment opportunities to the area.
The area has become increasingly in demand in recent years and more resorts may follow.