New Owners of Lautner’s Desert Hot Springs Motel

The Desert Hot Springs Motel, which had to be sold after the untimely death of Steve Lowe, has been purchased. The new owners are:

Tracy Beckmann, Interior Designer
Tracy Beckmann Design

Ryan Trowbridge

Ms. Beckmann and Mr. Trowbridge have joined the Foundation.

The motel was built in 1947, as the first phase in a motel development that was never completed. The pool that was built with it was demolished several years ago, so the four-unit motel is all that remains of the original plan. The motel rooms were rented as apartments for many years, until Steve Lowe purchased the motel in the early 2000s and restored it. It then became a destination motel for many, including many on the Foundation board of directors.

The motel had to be closed soon after Steve Lowe’s death. The new owners have not announced their plans for the building.

Furniture in picture by Charles Hollis Jones

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