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What's New in Greater Palm Springs

(Greater Palm Springs, CA) — January 12, 2018 — Renowned for sunny days and moonlit nights, Southern California’s oasis, Greater Palm Springs, offers a “chill culture” second to none. Within its nine resort cities, visitors can choose from a wide array of accommodations, from luxurious resorts to trendy hotels and intimate boutique inns with amenities such as world-class spas, poolside dining, cool aquatic features and pet-friendly packages. Check out some of the latest developments.

HOTELS

Upcoming

Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert, February 2018 (150-room hotel)

The Sands, Indian Wells, March 2018 (47-room hotel- renovation)

Marriott SpringHill Suites, Palm Desert, March 2018 (108-room hotel)

Villa Royale Inn, Palm Springs, 2018 (32- room boutique hotel- renovation)

Infusion Beach & Hotel, Palm Springs, 2018 (62-room boutique hotel- renovation)

The Movie Colony Hotel, Palm Springs, 2018 (16-room boutique hotel- renovation)

Andaz Palm Springs, Palm Springs, 2019 (150-room hotel)

Dream Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs, 2019 (169-room hotel)

SilverRock Resort (Montage La Quinta and Pendry La Quinta), La Quinta, 2019 (340 rooms)

750 Lofts Hotel, Palm Springs, 2019 (39- room boutique hotel)

Orchid Tree Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, 2019 (89-room hotel- renovation)

Virgin Hotels Palm Springs, Palm Springs, 2020 (150-room hotel)

Recently Opened

Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs, Palm Springs, November 2017

Ingleside Inn, Palm Springs, November 2017 (renovation)

The Three Fifty Hotel, Palm Springs, October 2017(renovation)

Fairfield Inn & Suites® Palm Desert, June 2017

Holiday House Hotel, Palm Springs, May 2017(renovation)

La Serena Villas, Palm Springs, April 2017

RESTAURANTS

Upcoming

Wildest Greens, Palm Desert, January 2018

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey, Palm Springs, February 2018

AC3 Restaurant + Bar, Palm Desert, February 2018

Persimmon Bistro, Palm Springs, March 2018

Heirloom Craft Kitchen, Indio, 2018

Grand Central Palm Springs, Palm Springs 2018

Beyond Balisage, Cathedral City, 2018

Wilma & Frieda, Palm Springs, 2018

Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Palm Springs, 2018

Il Corso, Palm Springs, 2018

Solstice, Palm Springs, 2018

Recently Opened

Chúla Artisan Eatery, La Quinta, December 2017

4 Saints & Juniper Table at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, Palm Springs, November 2017

Melvyn’s Restaurant, Palm Springs, December 2017 (renovation)

Citrus & Palm, Indian Wells, October 2017

Evzin Mediterranean Cuisine, Palm Springs, September 2017

MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS

Palm Springs Air Museum Exhibit: War Time Designs: the Insignia Art of World War II

During World War II, artists created thousands of insignias for the military members to represent their individual ships, bomb groups, squadrons, battalions, and units. The private collection of WWII Insignia Art is being shared for a limited time at the Palm Springs Air Museum, now through June 5, 2018.

Architecture and Design Film Series

Modernism Week has partnered with the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) to create a new Architecture and Design Film Series to be offered for the first time.The inaugural Architecture and Design Film Series will be held February 23 – February 25, 2018 and will feature 26 films, documentaries and short films.

Inaugural Speaker Series presented by Palm Springs Speaks

Palm Springs Speaks will present Dan Savage, acclaimed mystery writer, Lisa Scottoline, and New York Times best-selling author and expert in alternative medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. as part of their inaugural speaker series in Greater Palm Springs.  The series is a collaboration between the Palm Springs Cultural Center and Friends of the Palm Springs Library.

Coachella Valley History Museum Exhibit: Women Behaving Badly… For Good

This exhibition celebrates the women, past and present, who braved the heat and dust in the forlorn desert outpost of the Coachella Valley in pursuit of a better life.  The exhibit is available now through December 2018.

Palm Springs Museum of Art Exhibit: Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan B. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

This comprehensive collection will consist of more than 250 pieces, including some of the artist’s most iconic works, such as Marilyn (1967), Campbell’s Soup I and II (1968), Sunset and Mao (both 1972) and will be on view from March 3 through May 28, 2018.

MidMod Design Tour

A new mid-century modern architecture tour created by Interior and Architectural Designer, Lyle Boatman, offers guests the use of digital tablets with historical and contemporary photos.

Stargaze at Greater Palm Springs' First Observatory

This state-of-the-art facility and research level telescope will be the first of its kind in Greater Palm Springs. The Rancho Mirage Observatory is expected to open in late March 2018 and will provide an opportunity to both experts in the field of astronomy and novice stargazers to explore our universe in amazing detail.

New Total Adventure Package at The Living Desert

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is now offering a Total Adventure Package (TAP) that includes unlimited access to giraffe feedings, lorikeet admission and feedings, camel rides and carousel rides.

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument New Free Augmented Reality App for Kids & Families

The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service have created a free, educational app to get youth active, engaged and learning about the world around them.  The kids and scouts will assume the exciting role of a Secret Agent on a Mission as they gain new insights into the natural world.

Desert X, 2019

The Desert Exhibition of Art is set to return to Greater Palm springs and open next year on February 9 through April 2019.

Cultural Center for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribe, 2020

The new 5.8-acre cultural center will feature an envisioned Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a new Agua Caliente Spa and Bathhouse, a Gathering Plaza, gardens and an Oasis Trail.  Opening date in late 2019. 

Festivals & Events

CareerBuilder Challenge Golf Tournament- New additions

Huey Lewis and The News and the Goo Goo Dolls are set to headline live concerts at this PGA tournament.The event will take place January 15-21, 2018.

Modernism Week- New additions

New events include the first-ever Modernism Week Showcase Home - Moroccan Modern, a tour of the Raymond Loewy house, a Modernism Fashion Show ("Spanning the Decades”), a Palm Desert Signature Home Tour, and a collaboration with the American Documentary Film Festival to produce a new Architecture Design Art Film series.Modernism week will take place on February 15-25, 2018.

Art Palm Springs - New addition

Art Palm Springs will present nearly 80 galleries from Asia, North and South America, and Europe, which represent more than 300 artists, and brings a world of art to the Palm Springs Convention Center.This year, a fourth day has been added to the event.

Rancho Mirage Food & Wine Festival- New event

The inaugural Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival will take place at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater and Community Park on Feb 17, 2018.

Oracle Challenger Series- New event

This year, BNP Paribas has added a brand-new Oracle Challenger Series, ahead of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open.  The Series consists of two ATP Challenger Tour events.  The first will be at Newport Beach Tennis Club (January 20-28, 2018) and the second will be at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (February 24 – March 4, 2018).

BNP Paribas 2018- New additions

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is undergoing a full-scale beautification project ahead of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open to showcase the venue in “Full Bloom.”  Also new for the 2018 event is local favorite Wally’s Desert Turtle, replacing Chop House in Stadium 2.

Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience - New additions

The 2018 lineup features grunge headliner Stone Temple Pilots as well as The Psychedelic Furs, She Wants Revenge and more.  The event will take place March 3, 2018.

Indian Wells Music Festival- New event

The Indian Wells Music Festival will debut at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on April 6-7, 2018.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival: Weekend- New additions

This year, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Eminem will be headlining the festival, which takes place on April 13-15 and April 20-22, 2018.

Stagecoach Country Music Festival- New additions

The headliners will be Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line. The festival will take place on April 27-29, 2018.

CONTACT in the Desert- New event

The who’s who of ufology will descend into Indian Wells, CA for CONTACT, a conference that delves into all things extraterrestrial from top-secret government space programs to abductions.  This year will be the first year the conference will be held in Greater Palm Springs on June 1-4, 2018.

IRONMAN® 70.3® Indian Wells-La Quinta triathlon in Southern California- New event

The inaugural event is set to take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 with general registration opening January 18, 2018. This new event will be co-hosted by the cities of Indian Wells and La Quinta. 

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About Greater Palm Springs, California

Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort, special event and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella.  As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.

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The information contained on this information sheet is accurate as of the date listed at the top.