Greetings from Palm Springs.
RuPaul Drag Race alum Trixie Mattel recently renovated a run-down Palm Springs motel and turned it into a pink paradise for her new show “Trixie Motel” on discovery+. And it wasn’t just for TV – you can now book your stay.
Mattel and her partner David Silver took online shopping to a whole new level after seeing the place – formerly known as the Coral Sands – online.
“Do you know that when you buy something off the internet and by the time it arrives, it’s not really what you expected? Now is the time,” Mattel says in the first episode.
The Coral Sands was built in the 1950’s just off Palm Canyon Drive. After seeing the motel in person for the first time, Mattel described it as “the saddest episode of” [MTV] cribs.”
In ‘Trixie Motel’, Mattel, Silver and a slew of celebrity guests, including Lisa Vanderpump, the Old Gays and Nicole Byer, work to ‘banish’ the ramshackle mid-century motel in just four months.
Mattel and Silver have invested an additional $500,000 in renovations to create seven custom themed rooms, including three suites, three queens and a honeymoon suite.
Dani Dazey, a fashion and interior designer, designed the seven rooms and seven themes and assisted Mattel in finding the “perfect pink” for the exterior of the Trixie Motel. From the Pink Flamingo room to the Yeehaw cowgirl room, Dazey described it on Instagram as “my absolute dream project.”
And the exterior is just as impressive. “Trixie’s Cactus Garden” features a desert landscape with cacti and rocks painted pink. Surrounded by lush palm trees, pink gates with gold trim and a pink checkered floor welcome guests. Once inside, motel visitors can relax by the retro kidney-shaped pool or grab a drink at the bar.
You can now book your stay online. Rates range from $550-$750 per night (excluding taxes and fees).
New episodes of “Trixie Motel” are streamed every Friday on discovery+.