Architect Albert Frey
The Movie Colony Hotel is one of Palm Springs' best kept secrets. It is an architectural treasure.
Cooly alluring with a high "hip" factor, this mostly white boutique hotel is a haven for design lovers -- indeed it is one of the hotels responsible for attracting such aesthetes to Palm Springs on Architectural pilgrimages.
The property was designed in 1935 by the Swiss architect Albert Frey who studied under Le Corbusier in Paris before moving to the U.S.
Frey discovered Palm Springs and fell in love with both the desert and the opportunity to create extraordinary mid-century architecture. The Movie Colony was one of Frey's first projects and was very dear to his heart long after completed.