A model of the proposed 171-room Dream Hotel in Palm Springs. In the foreground are raised planting areas and a "farmhouse" to serve as a special event space and greenhouse. (Photo: Skip Descant/ The Desert Sun)

A model of the proposed 171-room Dream Hotel in Palm Springs. In the foreground are raised planting areas and a "farmhouse" to serve as a special event space and greenhouse. (Photo: Skip Descant/ The Desert Sun)

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After years of redesigns, neighborhood negotiations and other delays, the Dream Hotel in Palm Springs is on its way to becoming a reality.

“I think this project is outstanding,” said Doug Donenfeld, a member of the Palm Springs Planning Commission on Wednesday when the body voted unanimously to approve the large, luxury hotel project to be built next door to the Palm Springs Convention Center.

“I think this is an incredible project. You’ve done a terrific job,” Commissioner Randy Lowe told developer Laurie Kibby.

The Dream is planned as a 171-room convention hotel just north of the convention center on what is currently a parking lot. The project has a long history, with planning and development going back a decade. It was most recently approved as a Dolce Hotel project in 2013. That proposal would have built a 200-room hotel with 50 condos. 

Read more about the Dream Hotel here...