Modernism Week in Palm Springs

“A building is not just a place to be but a way to be.”
— Frank Lloyd Wright


As Mr. Wright’s words suggest, design is a powerful influence on how we work, create and ultimately, how we live. Be it a home, office, restaurant, hotel or even a factory, the space we inhabit leaves an indelible mark on all that we do. It is this ‘way of being’ that has made mid-century modern design and architecture both influential and enduring. 

Few cities in the country represent the mid-century modern style and aesthetic like Palm Springs, which is why Modernism Week is one of the most popular times of the year in our city. For a century, the icons of art, style, architecture, and design have found their way to the Coachella Valley, an oasis for both the body and mind, if not the soul. Charles Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe have all spent time here. Inspired by the quality of light that bathes everything in gorgeous hues and the stunning combination of stark and beauty in the landscapes, Palm Springs remains a singular destination for artists and designers from around the world.

Few properties understand the ‘way to be’ better than Parker Palm Springs, the best boutique hotel in Palm Springs. Set on thirteen private acres, the interiors were created by renowned American designer Jonathan Adler and are an ode to mid-century modern architecture and design. Quietly luxurious, and occasionally frivolous, our property continues to be named a favorite by readers of Condé Nast.

Modernism Week 2023 offers more than 350 exciting events to enjoy. The highlights include Palm Springs architecture tours, films, fashion shows, walking and bike tours, nightly parties, museum exhibitions, a vintage travel trailer show, and so much more. The event runs from October 19 – 22, 2023. The signature event is The Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show, including an opening night preview party on October 20, offering attendees a cocktail reception, live music and an exclusive opportunity to shop at the show before it opens to the public. The full event schedule and details are here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Concierge.

After a day of exploration and discovery, there is no better place to repose than back at Parker Palm Springs. With three stunning pools, the on-property spa emporium Palm Springs Yacht Club, decadent dining at mister parker’s and fireside cocktails in the our lobby lounge we affectionately call the Living Room, you may come to discover that the way we are is exactly how you want to be.

Parker Palm Springs Fire Pit at Night with Circle of Chairs

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