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 Historic Inn 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 such as:

  • 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"?
The property's owner, Melvyn Haber, a colorful Palm Springs figure, has published some of these and other
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 Children's Foundation.

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 Palm Springs.

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."

Retail price $ 25.00 

Wholesalers please email:                                        

F. O. B. Palm Springs, CA 
Complimentary display available upon request with orders of 12 books or more. 

Ingleside Press 
Book ISBN # 
ISBN # for 
4 - 90 minute audio cassettes 
Call us toll free: (800) 772-6655 

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.

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 92264.

Website address:

Lydia Kremer for Ingleside Inn, 
760-325-1315 or 760-325-0046

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