Not only is Greater Palm Springs a place for leisure travel, relaxation and beautiful desert views, but it is also a destination offering everything you need and want for your next meeting, retreat or conference. With meeting spaces in all sizes, hotels in all varieties of genres, attractions to match any activity level and food offerings for even the most particular of palates. It’s difficult to list all the reasons why your next meeting should be in Greater Palm Springs, but here are the top five reasons you’ll look forward to meeting here:
1. Runways Could be Fairways: Palm Springs International Aiport is more resort-port than airport
When coming in for a landing at the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), you may mistake the landing for a spot on the 18th hole! Surrounded by gardens filled with color and vibrancy, you’ll be amazed at the beauty and intimacy of this unique airport. Named one of the “10 Most Stress Free Airports in America,” PSP offers a relaxing, personal attention travel experience that’s unique in all the world. Serving over 1.7 million passengers and 550 markets, PSP will be a great start to your Greater Palm Springs meeting.
2. Every View’s a Postcard
Tired of the same boring, beige boardroom; need sunlight to energize your afternoon? With ample windows, skylights, open walkways and floor to ceiling glass, every view is postcard perfect. Mountain vistas, cloudless blue skies, palm trees and even wayward roadrunners are common sights in Greater Palm Springs.
3. Go Inside Out
Outdoor meeting space is one of the highlights you’ll find when you book your meeting in Greater Palm Springs. Patio meetings overlooking lush golf courses; impromptu brainstorm sessions by the pool, sales strategy sessions under the palapas – you can get a fresh perspective with fresh air!
4. Leave Your Business Suits At Home
Socks cramping your style? Sandals are always in season. Tied of the necktie? Open collared shirts are the only dress code in the oasis. Bored with your suits? Board shorts in the board room – with sunny skies all day and warm temperatures all year-round the only clothing required is cool and casual.
5. Modern Meeting Oasis
Visit Greater Palm Springs makes group getaways a snap. You’ll find planning a pleasure with a wide variety of accommodations, creative venues and the 261,000 square feet Palm Springs Convention Center. With state-of-the-art technology, the latest equipment, Wi-Fi and all the other networking capabilities you need and expect, booking your next event here is #therightchoice.
Plus, there are plenty of other reasons to host an event in Greater Palm Springs! Here are a few more of our favorites:
Off-the-Grid Group Activities
Fast-paced, curve-hugging thrills at the BMW Performance Driving School.
Abundance of unforgettable outdoor adventure from jeep expeditions to bike & brews, Footgolf, golf cart polo, ATV safaris and more.
Luxury resorts and hotels for every budget
Choose from more than 200 properties, from full-service resorts to historic boutique hotels.
Recent multi-million dollar hotel renovations across the valley.
More than 700 additional hotel rooms planned in new properties in next few years.
Palm Springs Convention Center
Located 1.5 miles from Palm Springs International Airport; walking distance to 1,600 hotel rooms; connected to a major hotel; and just blocks from Downtown shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
Offering unique and spacious indoor and outdoor space: 120,000 square feet of carpeted exhibit space; 21 breakouts; a 20,000-square-foot ballroom; an 18,000-square-foot lobby with mountain views; a 20,000-square-foot event lawn; and the Jackie Lee Houston Plaza.
New state-of-the-art high-speed wireless internet throughout the facility with 10 Gbps connectivity to serve the largest mega bandwidth needs, making it one of the most technically advanced convention centers in the United States.
Innovative, exclusive caterer available.
Experienced events team on premises.
More than 350 days of sunshine for stress-free planning.
Save money meeting midweek, while enjoying all of the benefits of premium weekend stays.
Discover more accessibility and less crowds for all you want to do, from organized tours to group dining.
Very Walkable Downtown Palm Springs
Forget the car or taxi: Your meeting is just steps from boutique shopping, amazing restaurants, museums and vibrant nightlife activities. Palm Canyon Drive transforms into an outdoor street extravaganza, VillageFest, every Thursday night year round. Also, jump on the free BUZZ trolley Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. It makes 30 stops every 15 minutes everywhere you want to be in Downtown Palm Springs.
Of course you want to experience our Oasis first-hand. We make that super easy for meeting planners with qualified leads. Tell us where and when. You do the flying. We do the buying.
Plan an Event in Greater Palm Springs
When you submit an RFP to Visit Greater Palm Springs' staff, you’re tapping into a team of hospitality professionals that make site selection and meeting planning a breeze. With one call or e-mail, we’ll distribute your RFP only to the hotels and venues that best meet your specific requirements. We can coordinate that individual responses are sent directly to you or provided in a single presentation. We’ll also monitor progress to help you meet your deadlines.
You’ll also be privy to customized site inspections with easy access to venues and locations that may not always be available to the public, as well as access to hidden gems.
Once you’re on board, we can assist you with marketing support to entice attendees, and on-site support that runs from housing, registration and conference staffing to destination transportation and logistics.
Now that we’ve painted the picture, it’s time for you to add your creative strokes to a meeting that inspires and rewards. Greater Palm Springs’ blue skies, beautiful scenery and unique activities have made it an outdoor playground, constantly welcoming new and repeat meetings and incentive business.
Whether you’re planning a board of directors retreat for a dozen or a trade show for 6,000, the Visit GPS team becomes your partner to create meetings and events that shine like the desert sun. Contact us for more details or submit an RFP today.