Skip Descant, The Desert Sun

Skip Descant

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Past articles by Skip:

Don't expect to watch TV at this boutique hotel. But don't worry, there's Wi-Fi

The Holiday House hotel in downtown Palm Springs, formerly The Chase, is the latest boutique hotel redo on Belardo Road. → Read More

Ontario International Airport offers new flights to Mexico, photo exhibit

After more than four years covering tourism in the Coachella Valley, Skip Descant is headed to northern California. → Read More

Want to put your kid in Palm Springs summer camp? Fees could jump to $136 a week

The Palm Springs City Council will take on numerous funding issues ranging from after-school programs to the Buzz, during budget talks Wednesday. → Read More

Turn down with a turntable at this hotel: Vinyl is back

Hard Rock Hotels have Crosley turntables and vinyl LPs available for guests. → Read More

Canyon View development in Palm Springs denied again

The Palm Springs Planning Commission voted 3-2 to deny the Canyon View subdivision development. → Read More

Coachella and Stagecoach pushed average room rates past $340 a night

Strong tourism in April pushed hotel occupancy and average daily rates to record levels. → Read More

170-room Dream Hotel approved in Palm Springs

The project has a long history, with planning and development going back a decade. It was most recently approved as a Dolce Hotel project in 2013. → Read More

La Quinta Resort joins Hilton's aim to hire veterans

La Quinta Resort & Club is part of a nationwide effort by Hilton to hire thousands of veterans in the coming years → Read More

La Quinta Resort joins Hilton's aim to hire veterans

La Quinta Resort & Club is part of a nationwide effort by Hilton to hire thousands of veterans in the coming years → Read More

New hangar opens at Palm Springs Air Museum, ready for an educational mission

New 20,000-square-foot Major Gen. Ken Miles Hangar to open Saturday at the Palm Springs Air Museum → Read More

Memorial Day means heading to the highways, as AAA projects record travel

Low gas prices luring travelers to hit the highways this Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

Designers for a new park in downtown Palm Springs want to hear from you

Take the downtown Palm Springs park survey. It's only five questions. → Read More

Palm Springs considering taking away your free rides on the Buzz

Palm Springs taxpayers pay $4.60 for each Buzz rider → Read More

Why there will be no more additions to the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, for now

Palm Springs and Walk of Stars board of directors want to set more stringent requirements for awarding the granite markers. "There’s some concern by a lot of people that it’s really become a ‘pay to play’ thing,” says Mayor Robert Moon. → Read More

Desert deals for vacationers and stay-cationers heating up

The summer season in the Coachella Valley is a great time to catch deals on everything from dining to car service. → Read More

Could voters decide the fate of Palm Springs vacation rentals?

A group calling itself Palm Springs Neighbors for Neighborhoods wants voters to decide whether short term rentals should be allowed in single-family residential neighborhoods. → Read More

Get your tram pass, and take free nature classes at Mount San Jacinto State Park

The Mount San Jacinto Natural History Association will offer a number of outdoor summer classes and hikes on top of the mountain. → Read More

Palm Springs poised to end 'sit and lie' law for sidewalks

Palm Springs set to scrap its ordinance which prevents pedestrians from sitting or lying on a sidewalk. → Read More

'Parade of planes' not returning to Palm Springs this year

Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs cancelled in 2017, due to low interest → Read More

Wessman Development drops name of former chief facing bribery charges

Wessman Development to be known as Grit Development → Read More