Welcome back to your meeting oasis. While many have been away, Greater Palm Springs has been working on further developing. As 2021 closes, there are many projects wrapping up the final phases and getting ready to open their doors to a new year. These new builds include hotels and event spaces. If you are looking to host a meeting and elevate the experience, find out what is on the horizon in 2022 for Greater Palm Springs.

The Living Desert Rhino Savanna 

The Living Desert has officially opened its new four-acre Rhino Savanna habitat. They have welcomed their two newest residents, the black rhinos Nia and Jaali, who share the space with 11 other African species. Within this habitat is a new event space, which offers an incredible view of the surrounding Rhino Savanna. Be sure to check out the other lively and immersive spaces at The Living Desert for your next meeting or event. 

Acrisure Arena

Coachella Valley Arena Rendering

One of the biggest additions to Greater Palm Springs is the Acrisure Arena, sitting on 43 acres of land near Palm Desert, between Interstate 10 and the Classic Club golf course. This state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena will not only host concerts and events, but will also be home to the Seattle Kraken’s American Hockey League (AHL) franchise, the Coachella Valley Firebirds. This venue is set to seat up to 10,000 people, offering 20 luxury suites for 16 guests each, 4 Club Areas and will offer many options for food and drink vendors. Follow along as the construction continues and get ready to elevate your meeting space and experience, whether you host here or want to watch the next hockey game with your team!

The Spa at Sec-he

The Spa at Sec-he is set to open in late 2022 and aims to be one of the most luxurious hot springs spas in the nation. The water will be sourced directly from the underground Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring, said to be 12,000 years-old with a unique composition. Located at the corner of N Indian Canyon and E Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs, this spa will be apart of the new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, which will feature a gathering plaza, gardens and an oasis trail, recreating the character, flora and beauty of the original Indian Canyons. This new space will offer many great opportunities to host meetings, private events and team building.

Azure Palm Hot Springs Hotel, Desert Hot Springs

Perched on a hilltop location in Desert Hot Springs, Azure Palm Hot Springs offers unique spa and relaxation opportunities. With a Himalayan salt room, one of the only ones in Southern California, guests can relax and experience incredible benefits of being surrounded by salt – such as relieving stress. The enriching and healing mineral springs waters are even offered in the privacy of your own in-room soaking tub. Day passes are available, so you can treat yourself to some 'me-time' before or after your next meeting or event in Greater Palm Springs. 

Thompson Hotel

Andaz Rendering

Located in Downtown Palm Springs, Thompson Palm Springs will offer 164 luxury guestrooms and suites with panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains. This new hotel is expected to join Hyatt’s award-winning luxury lifestyle portfolio and will offer incredible meeting spaces for small and large groups. As construction is projected to be complete by late 2022, keep this brand new property on your radar for meetings in 2023 and beyond in Greater Palm Springs. 

Greater Palm Springs continues to grow and expand and is a welcome place for tourists, visitors and events both large and small. There’s also plenty of longstanding places that make amazing meeting and event venues like Lautner Compound in Desert Hot Springs, Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells and Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate.

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