Monochromatic interiors electrified with fuchsia and orange accents
What To Know
Check schedule for conferences and festivals, as the hotel is home to wild gatherings from time to time
Newly remodeled, midcentury-inspired Chiki Bar is heaven for sunbathers and tiki enthusiasts
Property is dog-friendly
Parking on site
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Ultra-slick modernist resort that celebrates its Rat Pack past without sacrificing up-to-date amenities
Built in 1959, this vast resort retains its opulent, Old Hollywood glamour. There’s nothing understated about the elegance here; it’s all about over-the-top, luxurious details with a brassy Las Vegas feel. Pull into the driveway (with the top down, of course) and you’ll be greeted by massive mirrored pillars and giant windows that look into the neon-orange-lit lobby. Don’t waste any time before heading down to the pools, which are flanked by bikini-clad guests, firepits, palm trees and sweeping views of the mountains in the background. Relax in a private cabana and you’ll understand why the Rat Pack kept coming back. While the common areas around the resort may be all outsize ornamentation, mirrored surfaces, and bigger-than-life baubles, guest rooms are delightfully understated. Midcentury lamps, plush pillow-top beds, and marble bathrooms provide a relaxing retreat from the lively scene outside. After shooting some pool in the hotel’s huge lobby area, book a treatment at SpaTerre, where an appointment in one of the new treatment rooms grants you access to the 11,000-square-foot spa, with its free-form pools, private steam rooms, and plunge pools. Then book dinner at Circa 59, where you’ll find contemporary American classics made with local Coachella Valley produce.
In the Area
Start the morning with a hike up to Tahquitz Canyon or the Seven Sisters Waterfall at Indian Canyons. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, go to local favorite Cheeky’s for brunch; you’ll find banging breakfast items alongside some of the best Bloody Marys around. After you’ve fueled up, take a design and architecture tour with Palm Springs Modern Tours; you’ll see masterpieces by Albert Frey, Richard Neutra and John Lautner. If you’re looking for a date while you’re in the desert…head out to Shields Date Garden, where you can cool off with one of their famous date shakes while gazing out at the trees.
The Riviera Palm Springs, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
1600 N Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
How to Get There
Flights are available to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) via connecting flights from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from PSP, about four miles away, are not available through the property. Taxis to/from PSP are approximately $20, each way. If you’re renting a car or driving, self- and valet parking are available for $8 and $25 per day, respectively.