Not just anywhere can harbor a Michelin award winner; the highly esteemed are only held in places held in the highest esteem. Which is why Palm Spring’s sole Michelin-starred chef runs his stunning new project – SO.PA – (LINK TO ARTICLE ON SO.PA WHEN PUBLISHED) out of the incredible L’Horizon Resort and Spa.
L’Horizon is an immaculate boutique hotel found in the same radius as older beacons of cool like The Ace, The Parker, and The Saguaro, but it’s like none of these predecessors. For one, it’s much smaller at a mere 25 rooms. But that’s what makes it all the more exclusive. You’d never imagine how sprawling and delicate the setting is, completely hidden to the outside world behind tall green hedges. A true piece of curated art, literally straight out of a magazine editorial, L’Horizon is like a young move star’s pad built from scratch. It’s modern, it’s minimal, and it oozes the good life. There’s a central pool area, a world-class spa, its acclaimed restaurant SO.PA, and a shop that sells custom branded leather kicks and other goods that you’d imagine fresh-faced models splurging on upon check-in. Which is apt, considering Calvin Klein shot there during the entire first weekend of Coachella this year.
However, the best isn’t cheap. An average night at L’Horizon starts at around $485 and goes upwards of $5,000. Can you hang with the greats? Book your stay here.