Parker Palm Springs: Glutton’s Delight

By Tsz on July 21, 2011

Can you keep a secret?

I’ve found my own hideaway and it’s only a 2 hours drive from Los Angeles. Located in Palm Springs, this little slice of heaven is called Parker and it’s everything I could dream of. Picture citrus trees with ripe oranges you can pick off the branches and eat, private swimming pools, cabanas for lounging and a full-service spa. And this is just scratching the surface.

Inside, the hotel is a vision from Jonathan Adler. Picture mod meets chic. Blenko glass, shag carpet, indoor fireplace and lots of colorful (and fluffy!) pillows. Rooms are more subdued yet still full of character with funky tapestry and embroidered pillows. The best part is their toiletries, where else do they provide Hermes soap, Blistex lip balm, Peter Roth sun block and Bvlgari lotion? I couldn’t stop myself from taking everything home with me after my stay!

For food, Parker offers two fine choices right within its premises. Mister Parker’s for dinner and Norma’s for everything else. When you book your room, make sure to mention Glutton’s Delight. It’s an unbelievable deal where your room is $199 for the night and it comes with $200 worth of food credit. Almost as if your stay is free!

To utilize the deal, my friend and I dined at Mister Parker’s for dinner. You can find the restaurant by its psychedelic door and a red light when it’s open. Step inside the room and you’re enveloped by dark woods, mirrors and nudie art work—how I imagine a bachelor’s den from the 60s to be. Order a glass of wine and enjoy the short ribs.

As for brunch, Norma’s is the natural choice as Mister Parker’s is only opened for dinner. Right as you sit down, a server appears out of nowhere to present you with an amuse bouche, a double shot of the day’s smoothie of the day. Everything on the menu is tempting and no doubt delicious, but be sure to get their potato pancake with cranberry apple sauce and carrot payasam as it won the James Beard Award! The Waz-Za (waffle with buleed fruit) and traditional eggs benedict are both solid as well.

After all that food, it’s best to work it off by walking on the hotel’s grounds as it’s full of little surprises. For the more adventurous, they have beach cruisers you can ride around town. Or if you’re me, just spa it up at Psyc (Palm Springs Yacht Club). Indoor pool, Arabian tents, steam room and personal ipods makes me a happy camper.

I’m already planning my escape back to Parker…

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  • CATHY CHAPLIN

    This place sounds like paradise! Free food and hip surroundings, what could be better?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3403527 Tsz Chan

    Only if they fed me peeled grapes :)

  • http://www.oishiieats.com Oishii Eats

    Love!

  • http://mmmarilynn.blogspot.com/ Marilynn Ly

    Is this for real? Just mention this code? Amazing!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3403527 Tsz Chan

    Yup! Just ask for Kayla Neuenswander (director of operations), ask for the Glutton’s Delight package and tell her I’ve sent you :) They also have a similar spa package I believe… surprise Nick!!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the tip. Looks like the official page for the package is here:
    http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/deals/gluttons-delight.php
    and it ends 12/1. 

    Tax/resort fee rings up another $70 but.. still a freakin’ bargain, especially if you charge everything to a SPG Amex card.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the tip. Looks like the official page for the package is here:
    http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/deals/gluttons-delight.php
    and it ends 12/1. 

    Tax/resort fee rings up another $70 but.. still a freakin’ bargain, especially if you charge everything to a SPG Amex card.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the tip. Looks like the official page for the package is here:
    http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/deals/gluttons-delight.php
    and it ends 12/1. 

    Tax/resort fee rings up another $70 but.. still a freakin’ bargain, especially if you charge everything to a SPG Amex card.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the tip. Looks like the official page for the package is here:
    http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/deals/gluttons-delight.php
    and it ends 12/1. 

    Tax/resort fee rings up another $70 but.. still a freakin’ bargain, especially if you charge everything to a SPG Amex card.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the tip. Looks like the official page for the package is here:
    http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/deals/gluttons-delight.php
    and it ends 12/1. 

    Tax/resort fee rings up another $70 but.. still a freakin’ bargain, especially if you charge everything to a SPG Amex card.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3403527 Tsz Chan

    No prob! Yeah, the way I saw it is if you split with a friend, it’s $100ish each for 2 meals, spa, hotel stay and Hermes soap (that’s gotta worth something :D ). Not too shabby. 

    I’m also looking into the SPG Amex card—how’s the rewards for flights and hotels?

  • Anonymous

    Right… Hermes soap! I wanted to comment on the Bulgari lotion. Did NOT know Bulgari made lotions.

    Sometimes it’s nice being single… You see: “$100/ish to play in the dessert”, I see: “pay $270, or sleep on sofa”.

    SPG upped sign-up bonus to 30K (instead 25K I’d gotten) this week: http://www.frugaltravelguy.com/2011/07/new-offer-from-american-express-and-spg.html (Ends Aug. 22)
    Best part about the card is the ability to transfer points to nearly any airline, and getting another 5K bonus when you transfer out. The bad part is some of us already have too many AMEX

  • macho ortega

    My wife and I use this deal all the time… this place is sooooo cool and the food is amazing!

  • macho ortega

    My wife and I use this deal all the time… this place is sooooo cool and the food is amazing!

  • macho ortega

    My wife and I use this deal all the time… this place is sooooo cool and the food is amazing!

  • macho ortega

    My wife and I use this deal all the time… this place is sooooo cool and the food is amazing!

  • macho ortega

    My wife and I use this deal all the time… this place is sooooo cool and the food is amazing!

  • macho ortega

    My wife and I use this deal all the time… this place is sooooo cool and the food is amazing!