Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Palm Springs Life Magazine picks Terra Cotta Inn as one of the Best hotels in the Palm Springs area

I've been wanting to do a story about how our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa was picked as one of the best boutique hotels in Palm Springs in December but haven't had the chance until now.

In the December issue of our local magazine, Palm Springs Life Magazine, the Best of the Best issue, we were picked as one of the 3 BEST of all boutique hotels in the whole Palm Springs area.

For years, Palm Springs Life Magazine had only 1 category for the BEST hotels and resorts in town. All hotels were lumped together whether you were a 17 room clothing optional resort like ours or a 500 room boring mega chain resort. Naturally, the boring mega chain resorts were always selected.

The local chamber of commerces, hotel association and others kept asking for a 2nd category where smaller hotels could be ranked. Finally in 2009, Palm Springs Life Magazine came up with a boutique hotel category and we were selected #2 of all smaller boutique hotels in the whole Palm Springs area. What is nice is the #1 and #3 hotels are actually small chain hotels with locations all over the US. Both places have Public Relations firms that work very hard to get those places noticed by the press. We truly were the ONLY independent hotel that was honored. And of course we have no PR firm pitching our resort to the press.

I have always said for nude recreation to gain in popularity, you have to be able to compete with regular textile hotels. Since we opened 15 years ago, I didn't want to be just the leader of nudist hotels in Palm Springs, I wanted to be considered the leader of all the small resorts in Palm Springs. And this magazine rating proves we are.

For instance, we were the FIRST of ALL hotels in Palm Springs that invested in a salt water system pool and jacuzzi which feels heavenly on your bare skin. We are still one of only 2 hotels that has invested in a state of the art poolside cooling system so our guests are nice and comfortable in the summer. So while we enjoy a 85-90% occupancy rate in the summer, all other hotels struggle to be busy on weekends, because they haven't invested in the poolside cooling systems.
We were the first small resort to get a spa license to offer massages. And our therapists have consistently been rated some of the best in the area.

We are still the ONLY small resort to serve restaurant grade fruit for breakfast like the larger resorts. It costs from 2-3 times the amount compared to fruit from a Costco or the grocery store, but it is picked ripe so it is fantastic tasting.

And there are lots more things where we are the leader in Palm Springs (for instance we have ALWAYS been considered the BEST VALUE small resort in town), but I won't bore you by naming all of them.

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, unique vacation experience.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) for more information or to make reservations.

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We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs, California

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