“The La Quinta Resort & Club has long been lauded for its ethereal atmosphere surrounded by mountains and abundance of high-end amenities.
Over the past year, everyone was pivoting, especially the La Quinta Resort & Club, the iconic property originally opened in 1926 by San Francisco oyster company heir Walter H. Morgan as a desert hideaway for such Hollywood luminaries as actress Greta Garbo and filmmaker Frank Capra, who reportedly wrote parts of It’s a Wonderful Life there. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Spanish-style resort to shutdown, La Quinta once again found an ally in Tinseltown.
The ever-popular ABC reality series The Bachelorette opted to film its entire 16th season on the property last summer, transforming La Quinta’s ballrooms into sets, accommodations into housing for the cast and crew, and hot tubs and other nooks into places to plant smooches. The resort’s staff helped to create a self-contained COVID-19 bubble, allowing for the show to go on despite the global pandemic…”

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