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What's New in Greater Palm Springs

WHAT'S NEW | September 2018
 

NEW EVENTS

Wellspring

Wellspring | Palm Springs
Part of Wanderlust, Wellspring on Oct.26-28, 2018 featuring workouts and inspirational workshops.
wanderlust.com/wellspring

2018 USAPA National Championships | Indian Wells
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden welcomes the 2018 USA Pickleball Association on Nov.3-11, 2018.
www.usapa.org

IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon | Indian Wells and La Quinta
For the first time ever, the Ironman Triathlon comes to Greater Palm Springs on Dec.9, 2018.
www.ironman.com

Deepak Chopra's Infinite Possibilities Retreat | Rancho Mirage
At Deepak's three-day retreat, guests will discover the tools needed to manifest their desires with effortless ease. Held Jan.24-27, 2018 at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.
www.chopra.com

Desert X 2019 | Greater Palm Springs
The Desert Exhibition of Art is set to return to Greater Palm Springs Feb.9, 2019 through April 2019.
www.desertx.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

5th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and Food Truck Mash-Up | Cathedral City
This three-day festival (Nov.16-18, 2018) features free ‘balloon glows’ where you can see the balloons inflated in the early hours of the morning to music, balloon races, a Glow Concert/Swing Dance featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a Food Truck Mash-Up with 20 of the best So Cal food trucks and more.
www.hotairballoonfest.com

Indio International Tamale Festival | Indio
The world's largest tamale festival (Dec.1-2, 2018) is a free foodie event started in 1992 that holds a Guinness World Record for the world's largest tamale.
www.tamalefestival.net

Women Behaving Badly… For Good Exhibit closes December 2019 | Indio
Held in the Coachella Valley History Museum that contains a 1909 historic schoolhouse and the world’s only date museum, this exhibit is an homage to women throughout history.
www.cvhm.org  

NEW ATTRACTIONS

Greater Palm Springs' First Observatory | Rancho Mirage
This state-of-the-art facility and research level telescope is the first of its kind in Greater Palm Springs.
www.ranchomirageca.gov

'Glow Golf': Shots in The Night | Indian Wells
Indian Wells Golf Resort is unveiling a new night game with glowing targets and golf balls.
www.indianwellsgolfresort.com

Lions, rhinos and more at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ new entrance complex
Dedicated to conservation so guests can interact with and learn about the world’s desert wildlife, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is undergoing a three-part entrance renovation that will complete with a striking new exterior welcome plaza, interior orientation plaza, education spaces, a digital visitor greeting center, new guest services features, and a Legacy Garden in the heart of the park. The Living Desert will also introduce new families of desert animals: including lions, endangered rhinos to our savannah new habitats for fascinating African desert mammals, including hyenas, rock hyrax, klipspringer, and serval.
www.livingdesert.org

Cultural Center for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribe | Palm Springs
Opening in 2020, the new 5.8-acre cultural center will feature an Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a new Agua Caliente Spa and Bathhouse, a Gathering Plaza, gardens and Oasis Trail. 
www.accmuseum.org
 

NEW HOTELS

Pink Cabana, Sands Hotel

Hotel Paseo | Mar. 2018 | Palm Desert
The first hotel in Palm Desert in 30 years, Hotel Paseo is a four-star, 150-room hotel steps away from El Paseo Shopping District. The property features a pool, spa, AC3 Restaurant + Bar serving 'new American' cuisine and a luxury 1950s Airstream Cruiser Suite.
www.hotelpaseo.com

The Rowan | Nov. 2017 | Palm Springs
The first and only rooftop pool in Palm Springs (complete with six luxury cabanas, two restaurants, two bars and idyllic views of the San Jacinto Mountains) finds a home at the new Rowan by Kimpton. The six-story, 153-room Kimpton hotel is the latest installment of the Downtown Palm Springs Project responsible for downtown district's renaissance. 
www.rowanpalmsprings.com  

HOTEL RENOVATIONS

Sands Hotel & Spa | Mar. 2018 | Indian Wells
Celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard used a petal-pink palette, Moroccan-inspired décor and mid-century modern accents to makeover this former 1950's time-share. The revamp also includes a brand-new marble-encased spa, and new restaurant Pink Cabana featuring a French and Mediterranean-inspired menu.
www.sandshotelandspa.com  

Ingleside Inn Palm Springs | Nov. 2017 | Palm Springs
Built in the 1920s, The Ingleside Inn recently refreshed back to its original Spanish Colonial Revival design. Secluded at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains and steps from downtown Palm Springs' finest shopping, dining and nightlife, the Ingleside is also home to Melvyn's restaurant where the Hollywood set - including Frank Sinatra - came back regularly for the tableside dining, martinis and the dancing.
www.inglesideinn.com

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa | Oct. 2017 | Indian Wells
With its recent $8 million renovation, The Miramonte upgraded its guest rooms, restaurants and award-winning Well Spa with modern wood finishes, colorful eye-catching artwork and intricate light fixtures.
www.miramonteresort.com  

ON THE HORIZON

2018 Two Bunch Palms | Desert Hot Springs | facility renovation
2018 Infusion Beach Hotel | Palm Springs | 62-room renovation
2018 The Movie Colony Hotel | Palm Springs | 16-room renovation
2019 Hotel Indigo | Coachella | 250 rooms
2019 JW Marriott Desert Springs | Palm Desert | 884 room renovation
2019 Andaz Palm Springs | Palm Springs | 150 rooms
2019 Dream Hotel | Palm Springs | 170 rooms
2019 Montage La Quinta | La Quinta | 140 rooms
2019 Pendry La Quinta | La Quinta | 200 rooms
2019 SilverRock Resort | La Quinta | 140 rooms
2019 750 Lofts | Palm Springs | 39 rooms
2019 Best Western Plus | Cathedral City | 90 rooms
2020 Virgin Hotels | Palm Springs | 150 rooms
 

NEW RESTAURANTS

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Domo Sushi | Palm Desert
Master sushi chef Jin Young transports diners to Japan via awe-inspiring dishes: sushi as art!
www.domosushielpaseo.com

Heirloom Craft Kitchen | Indio
This casual dining experience features delicious dishes made with local and organic produce.
www.heirloomcraftkitchen.com

Beyond Balisage | Cathedral City
Chef Daniel Villanueva seeks to wow diners with his `earth to table' Mediterranean cuisine in his new restaurant located steps away from the aircraft tarmac at Palm Springs International Airport.
www.beyondbalisage.com

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Grill | Palm Springs
Tommy Bahama's new walk-up, order and sit concept is casual dining with a full-service bar. 
www.tommybahama.com

Revel Public House | Palm Springs
Revel Public House serves elevated bar food and craft beers exclusively brewed for the restaurant.
www.revelps.com

Grand Central | Palm Springs
With a full bar inside a 1930s building at Downtown's historic La Plaza, Grand Central's menu favorites include avocado toast, almond pancakes, and an Impossible burger.
www.grandcentralpalmsprings.com

Paul Bar/Food | Palm Springs
The newest local's bar serves creative cocktails and bar fare, run by a longtime NYC-based bartender.
www.paulbarps.com

Persimmon Bistro | Palm Springs
The Palm Spring Art Museum's new restaurant combines fantastical wallpaper design and chic comfort food.
www.persimmonbistro.com

Alebrije Bistro Mexico | Palm Springs
From octopus ceviche to roasted suckling pig, owner Alex Bazan brings the flavors of Mexico City to the Coachella Valley  - complete with a authentic Mezcal menu.
www.alebrijeps.com

 

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Content updated as of August 29, 2018