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Palm Springs Reinvents Itself With $180 million
in Hotel Renovations

 
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - March 8, 2010 - With $180 million in recent hotel renovations, Palm Springs, California is now at the forefront of conventions and meetings. Palm Springs’ “Better, Bolder, Beautiful” collection includes new hotels, major property renovations, and 300,000 sq. ft. of meeting and convention space available.

“The transformation of the Wyndham into a Renaissance, and the renovated Hyatt Regency Suites, join a number of other recently renovated or transformed properties to greatly enhance the experience for large conventions and meetings,” said Jim Dunn, General Manager of SMG Palm Springs. “The face of the entire destination has changed.”

More than 1,600 hotel rooms are within easy walking distance to the Palm Springs Convention Center and downtown Palm Springs. A website, www.VisitPalmSpringsCC.com, promotes the unique Palm Springs style and meeting experience. The design of the Palm Springs hotels and the Palm Springs Convention Center embrace a bold, colorful design that captures the many facets of Palm Springs’ history, including old Hollywood regency style, desert modernism and the stunning natural beauty of Palm Springs.

The Palm Springs Convention Center reopened in the fall of 2005 after a $34 million expansion. The 261,000 square foot facility includes up to 112,000 square feet of exhibit space, 19 total breakout rooms of various sizes, including a 20,000 square foot ballroom. (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel (Formerly Wyndham): Completed a $20 million hotel transformation featuring 30,000 sq. ft. of remodeled meeting space, new guestrooms, new lobby, new restaurant and lounge, and fitness center. The Renaissance adjoins the Palm Springs Convention Center.
  • Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs: Completed a $15 million renovation of its 197 room, all-suite property and offers 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. A new lobby area, new pool deck with luxury cabanas, new restaurant and lounge, and Hyatt “Get Fit” fitness center round out the property.
  • Hilton Palm Springs: Completed a renovation of its tranquil ‘Elements’ Spa and boasts 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space just steps from the front door of the Convention Center.
  • Holiday Inn Resort: Completed a $20 million renovation in 2007 and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
  • Courtyard by Marriott: Located just a block from the Convention Center features more than 1,300 sq. ft. of meeting space and 149 guestrooms.
In addition to the brand hotels, Palm Springs offers a collection of independent boutique hotels that have completed major renovations.
  • Riviera Resort & Spa: Completed a $70 million rejuvenation in October 2008 and features over 30,000 sq. ft. of indoor space, as well as nearly 10,000 sq. ft. of outdoor event space.
  • Ace Hotel & Swim Club: Completed a $25 million transformation in February 2009 to a fun hip enclave from a mid-century modern motel featuring 4,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor venue space, and 180 guestrooms.
  • Hotel Zoso: Recent renovations to its lobby, restaurant, event space and exterior improvements offer a relaxing, contemporary style with the most recent enhancements completed in January 2010.
  • Spa Resort Casino: Features nearly 8,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space and 228 guestrooms along with its Las Vegas style casino.
The Palm Springs Convention Center reopened in the fall of 2005 after a $34 million expansion. The 261,000 square foot facility includes up to 112,000 square feet of exhibit space, 19 total breakout rooms of various sizes, including a 20,000 square foot ballroom. The Palm Springs International Airport is located less than two miles from the Convention Center and downtown Palm Springs. Find out why Palm Springs is Better, Bolder and Beautiful, visit www.VisitPalmSpringsCC.com or call 800-333-7535.
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Contact: 

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
Hillary Angel, Public Relations Manager
760-778-8415 ext. 12
hangel@visitpalmsprings.com
 

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Also See: Noble House Appoints Brett Schoenfield to General Manager of the Palm Springs Riviera Resort & Spa; The Iconic Resort Currently Closed and Undergoing $70 million Renovation / March 2008
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