Born in Brooklyn in 2002, West Elm is a global design company focused on modern style, affordability and community. West Elm Palm Springs designed and staged two West Elm Show Houses at 64@theRiv, showcasing classic Palm Springs mid-century influence blended with sleek, modern simplicity.
The West Elm Palm Springs Design Crew team provides free design consultations to 64@theRiv home buyers and can assist in the full set up of your new home from furnishings and fixtures to linens, art and accessories.
Built on the campus of the Riviera Palm Springs, 64@theRiv shares a rich history with the famed resort. Palm Springs became a famous resort destination in the 1920’s when movie stars flocked to the desert to get away from away from Hollywood studios to relax and enjoy the stunning desert setting. Around the same time the famed “Chi Chi” nightclub opened under the direction of owner Irwin Schuman. The man had many connections to the entertainment industry and was able to book such major talents as Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.In 1957, Schuman whose “Chi Chi” Club was already an established success, purchased the land for the Riviera Resort and began developing the plans for its creation, The resort opened the following year and was an immediate success. It catered both to the business elite and celebrities from the entertainment industry.
The Riviera Resort remained a hotspot throughout the 60’s. It was one of the favorite hangouts for the “Rat Pack.” Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and several other members of the pack so enjoyed their visits that they eventually purchased homes in the region. Elvis Presley also became a regular along with members of his band. The hotel made its movie debut in the 1965 film “Palm Springs Weekend,” Connie Stevens is shown having lunch poolside with actor Robert Conrad. Desi Arnez performed here regularly at the time with his orchestra. Bob Hope performed here along with Raquel Welch in 1969. Sonny and Cher performed regularly at the Riviera Resort during the height of their popularity. Sonny went on to open a restaurant, Bonos on what is now the site of 64@theRiv.