In March 2008, New Valley Realty acquired a 450-acre master planned community in Palm Springs, California, through foreclosure. Escena is comprised of an 18-hole Nicklaus signature golf course, dining, residences and additional land slated for future residential and hotel development.
Within the master planned community of Escena, New Valley owns 667 of the 1,200 home sites, an 18-hole golf course, a Clubhouse, restaurant, and a hotel development site. Public builders at Escena include Toll Brothers, Standard Pacific, Lennar, and Beazer Homes. The centerpieces of the community are the Escena Golf Club, which was ranked by PGATOUR.com as a Top Ten Public Course in California and the Escena Lounge & Grill. Both are open to the public. The Escena clubhouse, a stunning white steel and glass tribute to the area's modernist architectural heritage, has also garnered numerous accolades, including Golf Inc. magazine's 2010 Clubhouse of the Year honors. With its desirable Palm Springs address, architectural distinctiveness, highly acclaimed public golf and dining, proximity to Downtown Palm Springs, stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains, accessible location and strength of ownership, Escena is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the cultural, social and architectural transformation taking place in Palm Springs.
Gross Area: 450 acres
Home Sites: 667 of 1,200