The Victorian architecture, exteriors and landscaping of French Lick Resort, encompassing French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel, evoke the heart of Europe at first glance. On closer inspection, the surroundings reflect the influence of 19th-century German settlers in southern Indiana. A stay at West Baden Springs Hotel, however, surrounds one with an undeniably American “can do” spirit of the hotels’ founders and the owners who followed. The hotel also has its membership in Historic Hotels of America since 2009 to back it up.
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Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.