In the Old World, castles were places to live, govern, and seek shelter. Today, there are still places designed to keep the outside world at bay, but rather than standing as bastions of military defense, they serve as oases of relaxation, fitness, and fun. Riviera Country Club and Sports Center is one such getaway. There, members can explore a vast campus of athletic and recreation amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, a full gym, and a spa. Though the club?s organizers leave plenty of time for individuals to play in each space, they also host organized events, including regular group fitness classes such as boot camp, kickboxing, and Latin dance. They maintain a vast array of sports courts, as well, allowing members to feed their competitive sides in basketball, tennis, and racquetball arenas. As adults young and old sweat during their chosen forms of play, staffers help tykes explore their creativity in a play space known as the Sandbox, which combines education, arts and crafts, and computers to produce a secret army of glitter robots.
Palm Springs Spa Massage's licensed massage therapists take their relaxation services on the road and into clients' homes, resorts, and hotels in Coachella Valley. Armed with a portable table, towels, and essential oils and creams, they create a mini spa wherever they go, from the beautiful grounds of a resort to your living room. Each customized massage blends a variety of modalities, such as lomi lomi, a Hawaiian technique that integrates physical and energetic healing to ease stress and convince clients that "hello" really does mean "goodbye."
Within the Andreas Hotel, guests lounge in provided robes and slippers at The Spa at Andreas while aestheticians coddle their complexions with a variety of services. Microdermabrasion gently ushers dead skin cells from visages to reveal a healthier, younger-looking façade. Skin experts focus the treatment's power on fine lines and wrinkles to gently stimulate collagen production and help erase skin fissures to leave mugs untouched by time or the stress of living with an adolescent cuckoo clock. Microdermabrasion can also reduce the appearance of minor scars, enlarged pores, or help neutralize uneven pigmentation. After the treatment, technicians employ a noninvasive wand that emits waves at a frequency intended to tighten and lift skin, followed by a hydrating mask to nourish glowing complexions and grant entry to jack-o'-lantern speakeasies.
The FDA-approved Venus Concept cellulite-reduction treatment employs bipolar radio frequency and magnetic pulses to break up cellulite deposits and smooth skin. After a consultation to explain the procedure and answer questions, trained staff members guide the noninvasive mechanism over the selected target area, delivering magnetic energy to stimulate blood flow and iron-coated skeletons. The process helps disperse cellulite clumps and boost collagen production, smoothing skin with gentle heat akin to that experienced during a hot-stone massage. As the skin’s surface evens out, the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and enlarged pores disappears like a villain in a house of mirrors. Treatments should be scheduled one week apart.
The tight-knit posse of stylists and aestheticians at Hi-Lites Aveda Salon spike every service with an extra dose of relaxation. Aveda's Pure Plant Essental Aromas send all-natural smells wafting through the air as clients weigh which complimentary spa extra will best suit their styling or waxing session: hand or neck massage, steam-towel treatment, or five-minute makeup application? Candlelight flickers in the secluded Hair Spa, where each snipping starts with a neck massage and a spell in a full-body massage chair that loosens up tense muscles and over-tight neck bolts.
Certified as Master Trainers by the State of California, the salon's owners mold their protégées in-house to ensure a shared camaraderie and uniform standard of quality. Hi-Lites' professional ethic includes eschewing tips and bribes to surreptitiously chop a political opponent's locks, with the team favoring higher wages and the simple rewards of satisfied customers.
With a stay at Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort in Desert Hot Springs, you'll be in the desert and close to Desert Dunes Golf Club. This romantic hotel is within the region of Palm Springs Air Museum and Palm Springs Convention Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 52 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Relax and take in garden views from the privacy of your room. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bathrobes.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, hot springs, and outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and shopping on site.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and air conditioning in public areas. Free self parking is available onsite.