Destination: Palm Springs and the Deserts Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
44-950 Eldorado Drive, Indian Wells, California, 92210
270,000 sq ft
Time and again, visitors will savor a genuine sense of tranquility in the idyllic city of Indian Wells, located just minutes from Palm Springs, California.
By Jennie Nunn
January 29, 2013
Say “Palm Springs,” and people usually think of midcentury modern architecture, straw fedoras, sunscreen, Old Hollywood legends and, of course, palm trees. But there’s much more to this idyllic desert city.
By Josef Aukee
January 30, 2012
Known for its role as the perfect escape for the L.A. in-crowd and A-list celebrities, Palm Springs puts out the welcome red carpet for all. But Hollywood glitz is only one aspect of the communities that make up this desert meeting destination
By Sandi Cain
December 28, 2011
California is well known for its Spanish and Mexican heritage, but it also boasts roughly 70 other ethnicities, reflected in delightful museums, restaurants and cultural centers throughout the state.
By Macie Schreibman
January 28, 2011
Every winter, the hottest celebrities head to Palm Springs, Calif. (think Morgan Freeman, Quentin Tarrantino and Helen Mirren). They come for the food, drinks and general schmoozing that takes place at the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, but they return for the warm weather, luxurious spas, world-class golf and full-service resorts.
By Nikki Gloudeman
June 30, 2010
To many, Southern California is a place of sunshine, flip-flops and endless sand. It’s where you can ride a Ferris wheel along the Santa Monica Pier, run beside the crashing waves of La Jolla or shop in perfect weather at a downtown farmer’s market.
By Carolyn Koenig
January 28, 2010
Popular as an activity for team building—or just plain fun—geocaching is essentially a high-tech game of hide and seek. Using GPS or other navigational techniques, you search for containers that represent “treasures” and retrieve or use them.
Learn about Palm Springs and the Deserts for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 77
Total Hotel Rooms: 12,000
Number of Special Events Venues: 116
Local Convention Centers: Palm Springs Convention Center
Local Airports: Palm Springs International Airport
Local CVB: Palm Springs CVB
Every winter, the hottest celebrities head to Palm Springs, Calif. (think Morgan Freeman, Quentin Tarrantino and Helen Mirren). They come for the food, drinks and schmoozing that takes place at the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, but they return for the warm weather, luxurious spas, world-class golf and full-service resorts.
Although Hollywood’s rich and famous may have been the first to discover this Southern California desert oasis back in the era of Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball, meeting planners—who are always searching for great destinations—have been smart enough to follow their lead.
This desert community, which includes Palm Springs proper as well as Coachella Valley’s seven other cities, doesn’t just sit around and look pretty like a B-movie starlet—it works hard. Palm Springs and Coachella Valley have hospitality covered, offering more than 750,000 sq. ft. of total meeting space. With this many hotel options, you’ll be sure to find a fabulous property for your group, no matter its size.
Between meetings, hit the green! Known as the golf capital of the western United States, Palm Springs draws putting devotees from all over the world. If tennis whites are more your speed grab a racket and try one of the mountain side courts for a few games, home of the two-week BNP Paribas Open each March. Or get out into nature, this desert hot spot offers a myriad of hiking trails and often delivers not only a great natural workout, but some wild life sighting.
It’s easy to understand why celebrities wanted to keep this destination their own secret hideaway, but we’re sure glad the paparazzi gave them away.