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New hotels mean Palm Springs is once again the capital of cool

New hotels mean Palm Springs is once again the capital of cool

Remember the old Palm Springs? A sunny desert town where Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and many other Hollywood types partied in the '50s and '60s?

It crashed and burned when new communities developed nearby. Stores closed. Restaurants died. Builders abandoned construction sites.

But a funny thing happened as the decades rolled by: The city discovered a way to turn back the clock.

Everything old is new. Once again, this town is hot, hot, hot. Once again, it's the capital of cool.

The proof is in the clubs, restaurants and hotels that are popping up and in the hipsters who are flying in from San Francisco and New York City.

They marvel at the Midcentury Modern...

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