Is purple the new orange in Palm Springs?
Earlier this week, the Hard Rock Palm Springs was given the go ahead to paint the porte cochere — the pyramid-topped structure where cars pull up to unload passengers and luggage — in front of the building the same lively aubergine hue seen in other parts of the building.
And now the Purple Room at the Club Trinidad Resort is re-opening with a new look and new management now that’s its under the very successful (and very orange) umbrella of the guys behind the restaurant Trio. Tony Marchese will be operating the Purple Room with his Trio partner Mark Van Laanen.
The Purple Room at the Club Trinidad in south Palm Springs is not going to change colors, but it will have a new look when it opens Oct. 24. Club Trinidad Resort was built in 1960 when the Purple Room first opened its doors. The still-popular venue is
considered to be one of Palm Springs’ original Rat Pack hangouts, where Frank Sinatra brought his friends to eat, drink and play. The Purple Room re-opens with its pedigree legacy in mind, featuring swanky updated décor, an enlarged performance stage, and state-of-the-art sound, say operators in a press release.
“This place has such a colorful history, and our goal is to provide top quality entertainment six nights a week,” Marchese said in a statement.
For foodies, the Purple Room will offer an $18 nightly dinner special from 3–6 p.m., $3 well, $5 call and $8 premium drinks during Happy Hour and half-price small plates.
“We will be featuring an amazing cocktail menu,” said Marchese.
“Friday and Saturday food will be available until 2 a.m.,” Van Laanen added in a statement. “Our Continental menu will have a mix of everything from deviled eggs and Sloppy Joe sliders to fresh seafood and steaks. We’ll have delicious options for every palate.”
“We promise there will always be an exciting energy in the room, whether we have a DJ or a live act,” said Marchese.
Gary and Joan Gand, of the popular local musical act The Gand Band, will be part of the venue’s music team.
“Teaming up with Tony and Mark is a dream come true,” Gary Gand said in a statement. “Desert hipsters, you’ve been notified.”