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The Former Marquis Resort in Palm Springs
Reopening as Hotel Zoso


Palm Springs, Calif. (May 10, 2005) – Visitors will soon find a stylish, new luxury resort in the heart of downtown Palm Springs when Hotel Zoso opens this September.

The rejuvenated property (the former site of the Marquis Resort) will feature hip, modern design throughout the remodeled public space, 162 fashionably appointed guest rooms, spa, fine dining restaurant, café, and other complimentary amenities. A remade pool deck will be the figurative centerpiece of the property.

"Zoso will provide a different level of service, amenities and surroundings—a cut above and in a different direction— than anything else in Downtown Palm Springs," said Les Utley, general manager of Hotel Zoso. "We will have a sleek, innovative, modern feel that puts a different twist on what most people think of as ‘contemporary’."

The name Zoso represents opposite ends of the spectrum of life, and the balance in nature. Zoso will be a hip, modern hotel, both stylish and sophisticated with a sensual edge. A soft, contemporary design coupled with elements of surprise will welcome guests at the property. Over scaled, unique and unexpected furniture, artwork, and accessories will be signatures of Zoso, balanced by an earth toned color palette.

Guestrooms combine clean lines with contrasting colors and textures, and edginess with romance. The rooms will feature special touches, big and small, from queen beds with high headboards and 350 thread count sheets, oversized nightstands and long credenzas with stainless steel accents, flat screen TV and faux fur throws and custom art work. The bathrooms will continue the luxurious theme with Heavenly showerheads, gray and bright polished chrome accents, travertine counter tops and oversized tiles on the floor and tub surround.  Herman Miller Aeron chairs, a functional work desk and high-speed Internet access are also included.

The pool area’s design and atmosphere will be a highlight of the property. Free standing sunshades, multiple cabanas, numerous water features with light accents, and exotic lush landscaping with a new misting system will surround the pool itself, contributing to a chic environment   A poolside bar and café will be open throughout the day, while a hot tub and fire pit will compliment the rest of the patio features. 

Guests at Hotel Zoso will have other luxury amenities to enjoy during their stay. One café will offer casual three-meal dining with a trendy edge, while a second fine dining restaurant will feature gourmet fare, service and ambiance. A high-end spa is planned and will feature a wide menu of spa and medical treatments focused entirely on lifestyle management. Additional amenities include a business center and fitness facilities.

Located on four acres in the middle of Downtown Palm Springs, the resort serves as comfortable and stylish base for groups looking to partake in some of Palm Spring’s recreational activities. Zoso is just steps from Palm Canyon drive and the city’s finest shops, galleries and dining. In addition, the brand new Indian Canyon’s Golf Club and Arnold Palmer Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort are a short drive away.


Les Utley, General Manager
Hotel Zoso

Also See: Bank that Seized the Palm Springs Marquis Hotel Finds a Buyer / April 2004
The Palm Springs Marquis Hotel Closes, No Buyer at Auction / Jan 2003

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