One of my favorite Palm Springs haunts just became more affordable with these sizzling summer specials:
For starters: Riviera Family Package
Comes with welcome gift, choice of passes for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or Knott’s Soak City and:
- Pizza and a Movie (Large Pizza, Soft Drinks, In-Room Movie of Choice)
- Daily Breakfast
- Children 12 and under eat free all summer long
- Complimentary Upgrade
Rates start at $189 per night, plus tax and gratuities, call: 866-588-8311. Valid now through September 30, 2009. Offer is based on availability and number of family members included in the reservation. “Pizza and a Movie” refers to one large pizza and one 2-litre bottle of soft drink. Package includes one (1) On-Demand movie of choice valued at $14.99.
Living Desert Package
Includes a visit to The Living Desert — a 1,200-acre zoo, endangered species conservation center, natural history museum, nature preserve, botanical garden and wilderness park all rolled into one. It’s an amazing place to come face-to-face with mountain lions, wolves, javelinas, bobcats, golden eagles, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, leopards, big horn sheep — all living in a natural setting nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains.
And Daily Breakfast (children 12 and under eat free all summer long), complimentary upgrade.
Rates start at $135 per night, plus tax and gratuities.
Betty & Veronica Palm Springs Package this fun getaway inc;ludes:
Overnight Suite Accommodations
- “Martini Dinner” for Two at Circa 59
- Daily Breakfast
- Passes for Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
- Copy of Betty & Veronica Comic Book
Rates start at $229 per night, plus tax and gratuities.
In addition to these three special summer packages, Riviera Resort & Spa and the Palm Springs locale have so much to offer vacationers this summer. At the resort, children 12 and under eat free when ordering off the children’s menus; SpaTerre welcomes all to enjoy its treatments; family-rated movies are shown poolside with complimentary floating devices and treats; Wii, Xbox and lawn games are offered as well as free-play on tennis and basketball courts; and Riviera is pet-friendly to boot. Also, off-property attractions are diverse and vacation-friendly: Living Desert Zoo, Knott’s Soak City; Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Desert Museum along with many boutiques, dining venues, art galleries and outdoor activities.
About Riviera Resort & Spa
Following an extensive $70 million modernization, Riviera Resort & Spa – a legendary 24-acre property that was once a playground for the likes of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Elvis Presley – reopened to the public in October 2008. The restored resort, originally 475 rooms, now features 406 masterfully-revamped guest rooms and luxury suites – outfitted with handsome retro furnishings; chic marble bathrooms; flat-screen plasma TVs; wireless Internet access and private patios or balconies – set amidst lushly-landscaped gardens with intimate courtyards. Other resort highlights include: SpaTerre, an 11,000-square-foot retreat with cross-cultural and global treatments; and an array of inventive food and beverage offerings, including the signature Circa 59; the outdoor Bikini Bar adjacent to a spectacular pool; the swank Starlite Lounge; and sidebar, offering tantalizing cocktails in an atmosphere of sleek sophistication.
I love the ambiance, friendly staff and the fabulous spa, fitness center and pool at this resort. And the food is terrific, too.
Riviera Resort & Spa, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr. in Palm Springs, www.psriviera.com; 760.327.8311.
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