The original building was built in the 1920's in the Spanish style, and was run as a private resort for many years. In 1975, New York businessman, Melvyn Haber, visited Palm Springs as a respite from his hectic life in New York. He came upon the Inn while strolling around town and fell in love with it on the spot. He bought it in April of 1975, completely renovating the entire property, and created Melvyn's Restaurant and the Casablanca Lounge. The Inn continues to cater to leaders of industry, show business and politics, and is a favorite dining choice for the locals.
Over the years, Mel has collected many memories, and has written two books about his experiences as a host. He wrote Bedtime Stories of the Ingleside Inn, which focuses on funny stories involving the Ingleside Inn and the restaurant, Melvyn's. His second book, Palm Springs a la Carte: The Colorful World of the Caviar Crowd at Their Favorite Desert Hideaway, was co-authored with biographer Marshall Terrill and published in December 2008.
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