With 400 rooms and a full-service luxury spa, the Riviera Palm Springs Resort sits at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains like the world's most elaborate base camp. You are more likely to bump into a celebrity than you are a climber at the historic resort, however. It’s been a true Hollywood institution since the 1960s, when it was featured in the film Palm Springs Weekend and regular clientele included members of the Rat Pack. Today's Reserve selection grants you the star treatment with the following spa day:
- 50-minute Transformation facial with Bright Eye treatment
- 50-minute Massage Medley with Moroccan-oil scalp massage
- Take-home bottle of Skin Authority daily cleanser
- Relaxation time at the spa lounge in the waterfall pool, Jacuzzi, tea lounge, and relaxation beds
- A glass of champagne
SpaTerre at Riviera Palm Springs immerses guests in retro-futuristic architecture and modern-day luxuries, including 11,000 square feet of relaxation areas, steam rooms, and private treatment rooms. A day at the spa may begin with the Transformation facial, which leaves skin glowing and smooth after gentle exfoliation and resurfacing. It includes a custom mask designed to encourage cell regeneration, and a Bright Eye treatment enhances the results by diminishing dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.
The spa’s massage therapists are masters of numerous ancient techniques, including the intuitive Massage Medley which uses deep tissue and Swedish light touch techniques to release tension and stress.
As muscles relax, hair comes to life with a Moroccan-oil scalp massage. The treatment nourishes follicles with a blend of argan and essential oils, and it also increases circulation to the scalp, which may help hair grow strong, long, and sentient overnight.
SpaTerre at Riviera Resort Palm Springs
The Riviera Palm Springs has been a true Hollywood institution since the 1960s, when it was featured in the film Palm Springs Weekend and its regular clientèle included members of the Rat Pack. The resort's in-house spa, SpaTerre, helps maintain that illustrious reputation with 11,000 square feet of steam rooms, pools, and other relaxing amenities. In the Buddha Lounge, water trickles down mosaic walls and palm trees sprout up around an indoor pool. The mosaics make another appearance in the treatment rooms, where they're joined by massage beds, private showers, and tubs strewn with flower petals.
In order to relax as much as possible, spa guests are invited to take advantage of the Buddha Lounge up to two hours before and after their treatments. That's a good thing, because you'll want to hang on to the experience as long as possible, whether indulging in a signature facial or a Balinese massage with acupressure. The massage and body treatments can all be booked as couples treatments, which is great if you're traveling with a companion or just really attached to your suitcase.