Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Saving an Icon: The Restoration of Hotel Lautner

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Los Angeles interior designer Tracy Beckmann provided her personal insights into the renovation of the award-winning Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs. The hotel was designed by legendary American architect John Lautner in 1947 shortly after his graduation from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West school of architecture. Beckmann expounded on the glamorous but forgotten history of the original owner and movie mogul Lucien Hubbard's vision, and the challenges she faced during her hands-on renovation of the architecturally-significant property. Beckmann provided aficionados of great architecture some practical insight into what it takes to save an important and iconic building. (Photos Mood Creative and Mike Schwartz)


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