With more than 300 days of annual sunshine and nine distinct cities, Greater Palm Springs welcomes planners to experience health and wellness during their time in this oasis.
From beautiful outdoor venues to a rejuvenating spa session and group activities featuring healthy food and beverage options, encourage your attendees to break away from the standard business trip and explore the wellness side of life here in the Coachella Valley.
Here’s a look at how to incorporate wellness into your next event in Greater Palm Springs.
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum and Spa Bath House
Set to open in downtown Palm Springs in 2020, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum will celebrate the history, culture and modern times of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
The on-site spa will be 40,000-sq.-ft. with treatment rooms, tranquility gardens, a salon, fitness center and outdoor mineral pools all celebrating the ancient healing waters of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring.
At 5.8 acres, the cultural center is the original home of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring, and the museum will honor the past while looking ahead to the future. With a gathering plaza available to the public to pay respect to the enchanting waters, the area will also have an Oasis Trail for guests to enjoy interactive learning areas while showcasing the geology, flora and beauty of the surrounding Indian Canyons—the ancestral home to the Agua Caliente tribe.
La Quinta Resort & Club
Innovative ideas arise when you get a good rest and your attendees will feel right at home at La Quinta Resort & Club. With 45 acres of shaded courtyards and gardens, the resort is also home to five pristine golf courses, so your group can hit the links while connecting with attendees on the greens. From the Mountain Course at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains to the Dunes Course with traditional, rolling links to the Stadium Course at PGA West, all the courses have proven to be a challenge for even the best golfers.
As a Waldorf Astoria Resort, the on-site Spa La Quinta encourages guests to partake in body renewal by soaking in their own private garden tub with a variety of bath truffle options, all while overlooking the scenic mountain views.
With seven on-site restaurants and group dining options available for events, the culinary team and chefs are able to create customized menus using local, organic ingredients showcasing the best of the Greater Palm Springs area.
Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Enhance your next meeting at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa with inspiring breakout sessions focusing on stress relief, energy boosts and guided meditation. The dedicated spa team can lead groups in stretching exercises, morning power walks through the tropical property and offer dedicated mind and body fitness classes to combine a reflective break between sessions.
Create an environment of rejuvenation for the mind and body at the Well Spa where attendees can choose from an assortment of predetermined treatments inside the award-winning spa or a customized program for your group including chair massages, hot and cold aromatherapy towels and even mini-facials—right in the meeting room. And in the afternoon, let the culinary team take over with signature hydrations and mocktails with its own healthy twist.
“It’s important for meeting attendees to recharge their energy and focus, especially with all-day meetings,” says Cindy Kratochvil, Director of Marketing at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa. “Greater Palm Springs provides many opportunities for outdoor meeting enhancements that provide unique ways to achieve relaxation, stress reduction and teambuilding. Miramonte Resort & Spa is the perfect setting too, with our lush gardens, outdoor meeting space and a stunning view of the Santa Rosa Mountains.”
Two Bunch Palms
Two Bunch Palms features an outdoor meeting space at the property’s 234-sq.-ft. glass house. The house is perfect for an intimate dinner or a breakout session for 20 attendees as they are surrounded by the outdoor elements and 72 acres of desert landscape. The property’s Yoga Dome, with 3,000 square feet can accommodate 60 yoga mats for alternative breakout sessions and event space. It recently underwent a $2 million renovation, so this retreat is well-known for its private hot springs, home to lithium-rich geothermal waters dating back more than 600 years.
The property’s on-site spa features a “whisper policy” and “no phone zones” so guests can enjoy the healing waters, gourmet farm-to-table cuisine and classes in yoga, Tai Chi Qigong and meditation practices with no distractions. This adults-only resort is also home to fine dining at Essence at Two Bunch Palms, which serves farm-to-table cuisine nourishing both the body and soul.
Day passes are also available for those interested in visiting the spa and taking part in classes and the springs.
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Entertain and rejuvenate your attendees at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Set in Rancho Mirage, the resort encourages planners to take advantage of its 50,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space with views overlooking the resort’s two golf courses and three heated pools.
For a great introduction to yoga, weekly classes are held at the resort, so meeting attendees can try something new and become at peace. The WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio lets attendees squeeze in a workout before a day of meetings with access to state-of-the-art equipment, including free weights, strength training machines and treadmills.
Interested in seeing more of the area? Join the property’s RunConcierges for guided runs through the property. And if you forget workout gear, the Westin lets guests use New Balance gear to stay fit while you’re here.
Think Outside the Box
For an off-site event, get adventurous and try Trapeze and Aerial Yoga in Palm Springs with Bikram Yoga Plus in Palm Desert or Power Yoga in Palm Springs. Other outdoor ideas include a sunrise hike among the mountains. Settle in for a bit of meditation at Civic Center Park in Palm Springs surrounded by 70 acres with recreational activities and public artwork on display.
Let Our Team Help Create Inspiration For Your Next Event
Ready to inspire your attendees in Greater Palm Springs? The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau can help incorporate wellness into your next meeting. Submit an RFP and the expert sales team can assist in matching you with venues and accommodations to fit your needs and budget.
From coordinating the logistics of an off-site spa event to a nutritious group dinner with healthy food options, the sales team can assist in streamlining the planning process. As an added value, enjoy the benefits of savings with a variety of special offers on the Meetings Deals page.
Your attendees will be successful in their business meetings and their path to wellness—all right here in the Greater Palm Springs.