Hotel at a Glance: Riviera Palm Springs
Riviera Palm Springs is the quintessential Desert hideaway. Known for its rich history of housing some of old Hollywood’s most famous celebrities, the resort provides a cool eclectic ambiance with glamorous accommodations and mid-century flare. Complete with five unique dining options, sparkling pools, and an award-winning spa, it’s the ultimate desert escape to relax, play and indulge.
- Where you’ll stay: Modern rooms and suites are spread out in a spoke-and-wheel shape across the resort. Each room overlooks either the San Jacinto Mountains or landscaped gardens.
- Dine outdoors, with the included $20 dining voucher, on Cantala’s shaded patio, one of several dining options on the premises.
- Relax by the pool: An adjacent deck is outfitted with lounge chairs and a tiki bar where you can order a tropical cocktail.
- Reserve a cabana at Soleil pool. Cabanas are available for rental by any guest. Enjoy live DJ’s on select weekends.
- Award-winning spa: The on-site Azure Spa—named one of the Best of the Best by Palm Springs Life—offers services in a Thai-inspired oasis with waterfalls and sparkling pools.
Palm Springs, California: SoCal Resort Town with Midcentury Charm
Palm Springs is an oasis of outdoor recreation and old Hollywood glamour about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Once the stomping grounds of Elvis Presley and the Rat Pack, the town still attracts A-list vacationers. Strolls through the Movie Colony take visitors past the former homes of Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Marilyn Monroe. Furniture and clothing boutiques along Palm Canyon Drive embrace Palm Springs’ trademark aesthetic—what might be called Mad Men West.
The sun shines more than 300 days a year in Palm Springs, which means people can golf or hike in the nearby Agua Caliente Indian Canyons no matter the season. On the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, cars rotate 360 degrees as they carry passengers to Mount San Jacinto’s Mountain Station, located 8,516 feet above sea level. About 40 miles northeast is Joshua Tree National Park, which spans parts of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. The 12 nature trails give hikers the chance to see desert bighorn sheep and black-tailed jackrabbits.