Twenty-six fortunate modernists attending Modernism Week – October will now have the chance to experience the festival with retro pop culture expert and performer, Charles Phoenix who will be the event’s official host at the Azure Sky Hotel. The historic hotel has created special packages for Modernism Week attendees to not only enjoy the thirteen exceptionally appointed suites, junior suites, and studios, but also participate in a curated list of featured Modernism Week events. This is the first time Modernism Week has teamed up with a partner hotel to offer this kind of experience.  

“We are very excited to offer this special VIP package to a limited number of Modernism Week – October guests,” said Lisa Vossler Smith, CEO of Modernism Week. “Azure Sky Hotel has offered very compelling packages that include access to exclusive Modernism Week events. We are delighted that Charles Phoenix, the beloved Ambassador of Americana, will be the official host for this VIP group.”

Pricing for these packages starts at $1,190.00 per person. All VIP packages are for double occupancy, two guests maximum. There is limited availability for single occupancy.

Specific events and experiences for the VIP participants include (dollar values are for double occupancy):

1)    Center main seats (near the stage) for a performance on Thursday, October 13, 7 PM by song stylist Lynda Kay at the world-class jazz club, Jazzville. Kay will perform with her full band and will charm the audience with her voice of pure gold, bouffant hair, elegant vintage style, and vast repertoire of classic songs from the early 1960s (a $160 value).

2)    Meet and greet wine reception on Friday, October 14 at 5:30 PM poolside with Charles Phoenix.

3)    Tickets to STARSTRUCK at PS Underground on Friday, October 14 at 7 PM. This one-of-a-kind musical dinner event pays tribute to the glamorous, star-studded history of Palm Springs and features a four-course gourmet menu that includes free flowing cocktails (a $330 value).

4)    A two-hour private, professionally guided mini-coach tour exclusively for the hotel guests through the city’s most beautiful historic neighborhoods (a $260 value).

5)    A chance to be some of the first guests to tour and party at the House of Tomorrow, the newly renovated Alexander Estate (also known as the Elvis Honeymoon House). Includes round trip transportation (a $325 value). 

6)    Entrance to the Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show on Saturday or Sunday (a $50 value).

7)    A chance to tour Hi-Sun, the latest Modernism Week Featured Home located in the Las Palmas neighborhood’s elegant Summit Estates (a $70 value).

8)    Special gifts from Modernism Week in each room. 

About Azure Sky Hotel

Azure Sky Hotel, constructed 1959 in the desert modern style, was recently transformed into a design lover’s midcentury oasis after two years of extensive luxury renovations. This exclusive hotel, which only accepts guests 21 and older, is just south of downtown and within walking distance of some of the best restaurants and retro bars in town. The thirteen exceptionally appointed suites, junior suites, and studios feature luxurious beds, gorgeous tiled spa-like bathrooms, and custom woodwork throughout. All kitchenettes are fully stocked. Outside, an expansive terrace surrounds an impressive 4,500 square foot pool and a large jacuzzi. A meadow courtyard provides an ideal spot to watch the sun set behind the San Jacinto Mountains, while two fire pits provide gathering places and lend ambiance to cozy evenings.    

Guests will receive daily continental breakfast and coffee in the ‘living room’ lobby, bottles of water, loaned bicycles, high speed internet, in-room coffee by Steeped, parking, stocked minibar, in-room gifts, and will be greeted daily by an on-site MW Hospitality coordinator. All rooms are non-smoking. With just a 26-guest capacity at the hotel, the expansive grounds, huge pool, and multiple places to lounge on the property give guests the feeling of staying at a friend’s very exclusive Palm Springs residence.  

For details, please email Check-in time is 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Check-out time is 12:00 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2022. The hotel is exclusively for Modernism Week guests.

Modernism Week top sponsors include Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Brizo, Dunn-Edwards Paints, JennAir, Mirai, Willis, Flor, and Hyatt Palm Springs. The City of Palm Springs is the Civic Presenting Sponsor. Many Modernism Week programs qualify for AIA Continuing Education credits. 

Modernism Week’s signature 11-day festival will take place February 17-27, 2023. Tickets will be available starting November 1 at 12 p.m. PST and may be viewed on line starting October 25. To receive updates, visit to receive the free M-Weekly e-magazine and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.