PALM SPRINGS, CA—Hard Rock International announced Wednesday its plans to open a Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs here this fall, joining Kittridge Hotel Management in the renovation of the former Hotel Zoso.

With 160 rooms, this property will be the brand's second lifestyle hotel in Southern California and will offer the entire Hard Rock amenity package, including a Hard Rock store, dining, poolside cocktails and rock n’roll memorabilia. The hotel will also have 20,500 sq. ft. of ballroom and banquet space.

"We're thrilled to bring the Hard Rock experience to this world-renowned city and are very pleased with our new relationship with Kittridge Hotels," said Nelson Parker, head of development in the Americas for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. "Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will serve as an iconic entertainment and leisure destination and, true to the Hard Rock brand, will be a hot spot for musicians, celebrities and our valued Hard Rock fans."

With its parent company, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Orlando, Fla.-based HRI owns 177 venues in 58 countries, including 141 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos.