Virgin Hotel project for downtown Palm Springs postponed

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The Virgin Hotel project in downtown Palm Springs has been postponed, city officials announced Tuesday evening.

The 69-foot, 142-room hotel has been in the works since September 2015 and it was planned to be located just north of the Kimpton Rowan Hotel. The project has faced numerous delays, mostly brought about by the arrest of developers John Wessman and Richard Meaney and then Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet.

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Much-anticipated Virgin Hotel in Palm Springs postponed, developer plans to build condominiums

The Virgin Hotel project in downtown Palm Springs has officially been postponed, the city announced Thursday evening.

City leaders cited that the change in plans was spawned by the impacts of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry. They added that Grit Development and Virgin Hotel developers “specifically and mutually agreed to replace this existing hotel plans on that site with the residential project.”

“I’m glad to see housing going downtown and

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