Offers Visitors Insight Into
Palm Springs' Glamorous Past
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 1998, - The world-famous Ingleside Inn in
Palm Springs, California is offering its guests an informal history lesson
on Palm Springs and the Inn's illustrious past. Visitors to the hotel can
now delight in the Inn's luxurious setting and receive an overview of the
fascinating history of the 73-year-old Inn and the city of Palm Springs.
Guests are taken on a casual tour of the 2-acre grounds while learning
about the area's rich Indian heritage. They also hear amusing stories about
the impressive roster of stars who have visited the Ingleside Inn during
its long history. Since the 1930's Palm Springs has been a playground for
numerous Hollywood celebrities and the Ingleside Inn has had a long tradition
of hosting Hollywood luminaries ever since.
The Ingleside Inn, originally built in 1925 as the Humphrey Birge estate
(the family who owned the Pierce Arrow Car Company) has hosted dignitaries
and movie stars from all over the world including movie legends Greta Garbo,
Clark Gable, and Marion Brando.
Hotel guests will discover and be entertained by some little known facts
The property's owner, Melvyn Haber, a colorful Palm Springs figure, has
published some of these and other
Which elusive star spent his stay at the Ingleside Inn chatting up truckers
on his CB radio?
Which celebrity couple flew to Palm Springs just for a poolside lunch and
swim at the Ingleside?
Which international singer asked permission to sing in the piano bar at
the Inn's Melvyn's Restaurant?
Which much-beloved actress said, "Everyone should be married at the Ingleside
Inn at least once in their lifetime"?
encounters with the world's elite in a book entitled, "Bedtime Stories
at the Ingleside Inn." Proceeds from the book go to the Angel View Crippled
An official Palm Springs historic site, The Ingleside Inn is ranked
among the world's top ten resorts by the
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" television show which has featured
the Inn twice. The Ingleside Inn's famous restaurant, Melvyn's, has also
become a magnet for the Hollywood's elite and countless celebrities visiting
The Ingleside Inn is a Gracious Estate and proudly offers 30 rooms and
suites, each luxuriously appointed with precious antiques, some with fireplaces
and private patios. Each room and suite has its own steam bath and whirlpool
for your comfort and relaxation, a refrigerator stocked with complimentary
light snacks, fruits, and beverages, an in-room coffee maker plus Continental
Breakfast each morning.
|Book brief for jacket cover of:
Bedtime Stories of the Legendary
Ingleside Inn. By Mel Haber
Bedtime Stories of the Ingleside Inn is a charming, often
hilarious book describing the forays of a novice
restaurateur and hotelier, Melvyn Haber, into the exotic
world of French chefs, lovable conmen and "Big
Spenders." As a raconteur, Haber has few equals. With
his droll wit and style, Haber wends his way through one
outrageous escapade after another and takes you along
for the entertaining ride!
Brooklyn born and raised, Melvyn Haber was a successful
New York businessman who decided to take on the
hospitality industry in 1974 when he fell in "love at
first sight" with the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs. Haber was
fascinated by its history and its past guest list which
reads like a "Who's Who" of the world and included the
biggest names in show business, industry and politics
- J.C. Penney, J.J. Newbury, Claire Boothe Luce, Ava
Gardner, Marlon Brando, Howard Hughes and Greta Garbo
to name a few. Haber spent $500,000 to restore the
historic hotel and grounds and build his own restaurant,
Melvyn's. The dream was realized as some 18 years later
the Ingleside Inn was named one of the top dream resorts
in the United States and Melvyn's Restaurant has been
named one of the ten best restaurants by "Lifestyles
of the Rich and Famous."
HOW TO ORDER
Retail price $ 25.00
Wholesalers please email:
F. O. B. Palm Springs, CA
Complimentary display available upon request with orders of 12 books
Book ISBN #
ISBN # for
4 - 90 minute audio cassettes
Call us toll free: (800) 772-6655
Upon entering this elegant estate you will find two acres of totally
secluded property with lush gardens, a vine covered veranda, an Olympic-sized
heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, shuffleboard, darts and table tennis. The
building is exquisitely decorated with hand-carved doors, marble columns,
Venetian glass and an incredible collection of art treasures.
Ingleside Inn affords you the best of both worlds; A luxurious and secluded
hideaway with continuous pampering by our professional staff and only 3
blocks from the heart of Palm Springs, making it the finest luxury property
in the desert.
The Ingleside Inn is located at 200 W. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA
Website address: http://www.prinet.com/ingleside
Lydia Kremer for Ingleside Inn,
760-325-1315 or 760-325-0046
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