Palm Springs, Kimpton Rowan, Colony Palms Ranked on Conde Nast Traveler’s list “Top Small Cities in the U.S.” and “Top Hotels in Southern California”


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PALM SPRINGS, CA - Oct. 9, 2018Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 31st annual
Readers’ Choice Awards with Palm Springs recognized as one of the “Top Small Cities in the U.S.”, with
Palm Springs coming in as one of the top 15 cities. The Kimpton Rowan garnered the #1 ranking as
Top Hotel in Southern California”, with the Colony Palms Hotel also ranking in the Top Ten.

“We could not be prouder of the Kimpton Rowan and the Colony Palms Hotels”, said Mary Jo Ginther,
Director of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. Both provide a vibrant downtown experience with exceptional dining, along with an opportunity to enjoy sunny, beautiful Palm Springs at its’ best”.

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

Earlier this year Condé Nast Traveler ranked three Palm Springs hotels in the “Top 26 Best New U.S. Hotels”: Holiday House Palm Springs, Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs and The Rossi.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the Best of the Best of Travel.”

The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website at

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