The Amado
Desert chic accommodation for the discerning traveler

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The Amado has been recommended as a top pick for a quintessential mid-century modern Palm Springs experience by some of our favorite publications around the globe including Architectural Digest, Elle, Vogue, Sunset, Goop, Wallpaper and many others. We’ve also received a few shoutouts for our attention to detail and love of great design. Of course what really makes our world go round is when our guests have enjoyed a memorable stay, and we’re pleased to say there are a few mentions about that too! Read on for a select list of media highlights.

 
 
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sunset

“From the street, it’s a minimalist facade. But beyond the tangerine door, it’s a boutique abode accented with Bolivian textiles and local art. The 1955 complex, including a cactus-studded courtyard and five thoughtful suites, has been renovated with a residential feel that’s at once homey and aspirational. Don’t feel like sharing it? It can be rented out by your group.” Read more…

 
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delicious magazine

“This Californian oasis gained notoriety in the ‘40s as Hollywood’s playground, when actors could stray no further than two hours from the studios. Now, the likes of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and hip designer hotels are attracting a modern day cognoscenti in search of pleasure, says Shannon Harley.” Read more…

 
 
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GOOP

“Why we love it: Photographer Jaime Kowal is planting deep roots in Palm Springs. In addition to Ernest Coffee and Bootlegger Tiki, she’s also the proprietress of The Amado, a five-unit boutique hotel in the heart of town. After putting the property through an extensive top-to-bottom renovation, she decorated each apartment-style suite (private kitchens, vintage fireplaces, and pool access are standard) with one of the five elements in mind. Overall, the aesthetic is minimal with jolts of Southwestern patterns and photography thrown in for good measure.” Read more…

 
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Palm springs life

“Jaime Kowal tested 37 different colors on the hotel doors of The Amado in Palm Springs before choosing the now signature orange. That’s the kind of attention to detail Kowal has brought to the 1955 midcentury modern building, which she converted into a hotel after it operated for nearly 60 years as an apartment complex.” Read more…

 
 
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vogue

“Though old-Hollywood celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr may be gone, Palm Springs’ star remains undimmed. Its sleek, mid-century modern homes — designed by legendary architects like Richard Neutra and Albert Frey — continue to attract the design devotees; while a growing schedule of festivals and events draws a cool new crowd. Luckily, the town’s restaurants, bars and hotels (including The Saguaro, above) are keeping pace.” Read more…

 
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Apartment Therapy

“I was heading out to Palm Springs for the weekend with friends; we were nine adults and a half dozen children all in. We wanted some of the amenities of a hotel with the isolation and privacy of a house. The answer to where to stay? The Amado, a desert-chic hideaway tucked away near the city’s center. With its five apartments surrounding a pool, it was the perfect, private weekend getaway.” Read more…

 
 
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wallpaper

“With Modernism Week now generating an estimated $17 million in income each year, the city is attracting a new generation of influencers and creatives who are choosing to invest their time and money in Palm Spring’s vibrant hospitality industry. Within the past year Toronto-born photographer and entrepreneur Jaime Kowal has launched a trio of ventures including The Amado - a collection of 5 boutique vacation rental units - a coffee shop and a Tiki bar all in Palm Springs’ uptown design district and geared towards a younger generation of design-savvy visitor.” Read more…

 
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“Owner Jaime Kowal tested 37 different shades of orange for the hotel doors of The Amado before deciding on the now signature shade—an interesting fact that should give you an idea of this impeccably-designed five-room desert retreat. Built in 1955 as an apartment complex, the classic midcentury modern building still bears signs of its former life (think: original vintage fireplace and clerestory windows); however, new additions like teak furniture and Native American textiles have breathed new life into the space. There’s no restaurant on-site but a private courtyard with heated pool and plenty of restaurants nearby make up for it.” Read more…