The iconic Trixie Motel resides in Palm Springs, California in the equally iconic Old Las Palmas neighborhood, walking distance from all of the city's main attractions.
In February 2017, just months into dating, Brian Firkus, better known for his drag persona Trixie Mattel, and David Silver went to Palm Springs together for the first time. They discussed the idea of a Trixie themed vacation rental. Time passed and the idea was still mentioned anytime they went back to PS. Then, on one trip, the play on words popped into David's head: TRIXIE MOTEL. The two very casually started looking for properties, but years went by and it always seemed like a silly dream... Until 2020, when one day, Brian sent David a link and a simple text, "I found the motel!" It was already pink. It was in Palm Springs. It felt like fate.
The place needed a bit of a facelift, and so the two pitched The Scott Brothers, or as they are popularly known, The Property Brothers, the kings of renovation TV, on a first of its kind renovation series highlighting the complete renovation of TRIXIE MOTEL. Two years later and Trixie Motel's doors are opening and the entire process to bring her to life can be seen on Discovery+!
A big thank you to everyone at SBE, HGTV and Discovery+ for believing in Trixie Motel. It’s near impossible to get anything made in this industry (especially GAY STUFF), but #trixiemotel is our big pink baby and we love her and Palm Springs! She is a magical property and we can't wait for you to #staythenight with us in the desert and fall in love with this town just like we did.
Peace, Love & Drag,
Brian & David