Joshua Tree Resort

Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree Resort

Joshua Tree, California

Leveraging its location near Joshua Tree National Park, a protected area in Southern California known for its rugged rock formations, starry skies, and desert vistas, this unique hospitality concept entails a luxurious, yet approachable resort centered on the exploration of the unique desert setting.

The resort is contemporary and designed in tune with nature, blurring boundaries between inside and outside. Art and architecture are blended to create a bold simplicity authentic to the area – like repurposing waste to make sculptural art.


Project Type

Destination Resorts

Project Size

67,000 SF


  • 60 quadplex units
  • 12 stilt units
  • 9 casitas & lock offs
  • Restaurant
  • Wine cave
  • Fitness
  • Pool

The design aims to bring the local community inside, whether through partnerships with local businesses or by living locals indulging in upscale dining experiences and a plethora of offerings on site.

Authentic Local Experiences

To build up the community and provide an authentic experience for guests. Coffee beans and baked goods will be sourced from local cafes, high-quality products will be sourced from neighboring towns, and classes and tours will be made possible through partnerships with local outfitters.


Traditional guestrooms are 500 square feet units with a backyard or large balcony. Casitas are one-bedroom suites with private amenities, including yards, an outdoor tub and shower, hammocks, and firepits. Upper units and Casitas will have a star gazing platform or rooftop access so guests can take advantage of the starry night skies.


The resort will have incredible outdoor activation, encouraging spontaneity and exploration and providing authentic, special experiences for everyone.

Adventure Awaits

Complimentary bikes, endless bouldering, mountain biking, and trails are all at guests’ fingertips. Children will be endlessly entertained with a themed play area with zip lining and climbing, a resort pool with natural sand entry, and educational moments to learn more about the local history, culture, flora, and fauna.






The project also includes a rooftop astronomy platform with a custom telescope for guests of all ages to enjoy the dramatic night sky. Meanwhile, adults can sip on craft cocktails and play lawn games or gather around community fire pits or an adults-only pool.

Wellness amenities weave themselves into the entire property, providing a passive wellness program that encourages guests to connect to the natural setting.




By leveraging the local community’s connection to the great outdoors, wellness is seamlessly integrated into the guest experience with outdoor treatment rooms or room massages, wellness casitas for spa services, and a fitness center – and outdoor wellness programming – including a reflexology path, an aromatherapy garden, and an indigenous herbal garden.

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