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Looking for a place to experience Palm Springs' swanky mid-century vibes, except without the skin-melting heat, and perhaps with a major tourist attraction right down the street? If so, here's yet another stylish staycation option for you over in SFV nabe of North Hollywood (after you check off Downtown's Ace Hotel, of course). As of right this minute, the business suit-friendly Beverly Garland Hotel is getting all boutique-y and upping its style game, thanks to a massive $20 million makeover.
NoHo Patch notes that the 242-room, 14-suite hotel—just up the way from Universal Studios—will be transformed into a "sophisticated, retro-cool California" getaway (how very Trina Turk), courtesy of the same folks who brought the legendary Riviera Palm Springs resort its retro revamp. The 1972-built Spanish-style hotel, which will be redubbed The Garland, is also slated to open a new on-site resto called The Front Yard this summer.