Having just returned from a much-needed escape to the saucy Riviera Palm Springs Resort, I must tell you, this iconic 1950s Hollywood haunt of Frank Sinatra and his ‘rat pack’ still rocks.
A retro Old Hollywood décor mixes with a modern day vibe accentuated by some of the best pools in the Springs, and a top notch spa and restaurant. What more could you want?
Well how about tickets to the hottest show in town. The resort has created an incredible package to one of the toughest tickets of the year, the Coachella Festival 2013--a ginormous music fest that attracts celebrities and tourists from throughout the world. We’re talking acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Blur , The Stone Roses, totally about 160 bands providing the amped up sounds of indie, hip hop and electronic music.
If you haven’t made plans to attend the April event, consider this package, which costs $1,959 all-inclusive. Be sure to use promotion code COACHELLA when booking your room.
- “Rock On with a View” Suite accommodations with a Coachella-inspired welcome cocktail.
- An “At Your Door” Festival shuttle and daily valet to get to back and forth to the event.
- An In-room Festival Survival Kit to enjoy filled with lots of goodies.
- Late-night munchies sent your room or suite.
- A daily ‘Recovery’ breakfast (the morning meal menu here is truly unique and delicious).
Your weekend begins with signature Coachella-inspired cocktails upon check-in. Then to jump-start a day of heart pumping riffs, swanky suite accommodations offer a remix from traditional digs, designed in chic, modern décor – just steps from the pulse of the resort – the pool. The Festival Survival Kit awaits in-room with bottled water, energy drinks and aspirin to tune up for the day or cure the result of a late night.
Daily valet and round-trip shuttle transfers allow festivalgoers to catch as many acts as possible. Upon return to Riviera, late-night munchies await offering snack-food favorites delivered in-room to refuel the weary before hitting the sheets or the streets for the night. After a weekend of beats and bass, recovery comes in the form of daily breakfast at Circa 59 with Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas to jumpstart the day.
If you have time between shows do spend it at the pool in a private cabana or sun drenched chaise lounge where Bikini Bar mixologists will keep your spirits high with cool drinks. At night grab a spot by one of the many fire pits where you can also order adult beverages
The new Chiki Bar & Pool is another must. The retro-Polynesian tiki chic hideaway with palapa-style bar inspired by the 60’s is just too camp. The beat goes on with a “Beauty and the Beat” poolside shopping bazaar, with trunk shows, lawn games, cooking demonstrations by executive Chef Jesse Souza, photo booths, tattoo artists, a beer garden with specialty cocktails, and SpaTerra mini-massages.
Poolside DJs spin the hottest hits all afternoon, with specials including the signature Frank Sinatra Cocktail Hour & Flag Raising, offering 50 percent off drinks from 4–5 p.m. daily. A newly opened third pool deck offers a Watsu soaking pool with an additional 200 lounge chairs, eight cabanas and two fire pits, catering to guests looking for a more relaxed environment to re-charge for another full day of music.
Situated at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, Riviera Palm Springs beats to a 1950s-60’s drummer with a "re-mix" of influences of the era from oversized crystal chandeliers and vibrant shag rugs, to Andy Warhol pop art and an eclectic blend of period furnishings.
Besides the package amenities the hotels offers free WiFi, in-room coffee makers and cushy robes in your closet to use during your stay.