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InQueery.de: Palm Springs

  • Oct 31, 2016

Unzählige Hollywood-Mythen und -Legenden ranken sich um die kalifornische Wüstenstadt mit ihren nicht mal 50.000 Einwohnern, von denen sich jeder Zweite als schwul oder lesbisch bezeichnet. Ein Besuch in Palm Springs gleicht einer regenbogenfarbenen Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit, hin zu Glitzer und Glamour, zu einstigen Kino-Koryphäen und Musik-Legenden. Die tagtäglich gelebte Nostalgie schreit aus allen Ecken und Enden, spannt sich wie ein feinmaschiges Netz von in den Asphalt eingelassenen VIP-Sternen bis hin zu unzähligen ehemaligen Häusern von allerlei Berühmtheiten, die gehegt, gepflegt und regelrecht zelebriert werden. Und nie wird man das Gefühl wirklich los, Frank Sinatra und Dean Martin könnten im nächsten Moment um die Ecke kommen.
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LolasTravels.com: Palm Springs - Retro, chic and modern cool

  • Oct 31, 2016

when i think of Palm Springs i think of vintage Hollywood glamour. even though the desert cities and Palm Springs have grown up, modernized & changed – that vibe still exists. it was fun to experience the best of the old with the new recently. i love the retro influences in all things design these days – Palm Springs & the desert cities certainly fell into this fabulous category. it offers the best of modern luxury but still has that kitschy feel. even better yet, it honors its history with reminders in the names of the Aqua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians that have forever inhabited the area as well as its ties to old Hollywood.

then there’s their sister property, Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, which fits perfectly into the retro category. the Spa at Spa Resort Casino was first opened in 1960 – talk about vintage cool! AND i was lucky enough during my long weekend stay to enjoy the award-winning Spa Resort Casino’s historic “Taking of the Waters” spa experience. in my opinion, this IS NOT to be missed. talk about a unique, one-of-a-kind experience to Palm Springs. the Spa has the last standing bath house where the area’s famous hot springs are pumped in to have this 5-step signature spa treatment. the treatment includes steam, sauna, eucalyptus inhalation, a 10 minute soak in a private tub of the famous therapeutic mineral waters & finally, the tranquility room where you can relax your mind & awaken your spirit. this is my favorite memory of my visit to Palm Springs!

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Tradeshow Executive: The City is like a Giant Hotel

  • Oct 31, 2016

For years, Palm Springs has used a citywide approach to trade show marketing that makes use of venues orbiting the city’s convention center.  A continually evolving inventory of hotels within walking distance of the Palm Springs Convention Center, as well as the desert resort city’s warm weather and proximity to Los Angeles, have made this relatively small city an attractive option for associations looking for a venue to host annual meetings and events.

“We don’t have the 1,000-room properties where everyone can be under one roof,” said Julius Kazen, president of the Palm Springs Hospitality Association. “But we treat the entire city as if it was one giant hotel.”

Palm Springs makes efficient use of hotels such as the newly remodeled Hyatt Regency Suites, the venerable Hilton and a newly remodeled Renaissance, which is convention-center adjacent and features an expansive outdoor pool deck that is a natural for networking functions. Boutique hotels off the beaten path include the Ace Hotel, part of a hipster boutique chain with properties in New York, Seattle and Portland, OR.

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Campus Circle: Spring Break in Palm Springs

  • Oct 31, 2016

After months of chilly weather and consecutive holidays based on feasting, the time has come for one last hedonistic hoorah before you have to get your thinking cap on and your beach body back. Luckily, Spring Break is right around the corner.  This time, it’s about lounging by a pool, soaking in some culture and eating your heart out in Palm Springs. While the Travelodge (palmcanyonhotel.com), with its comfy, clean rooms and gratis continental breakfast, is the place to stay to suit your wallet, you’ll want to head two blocks over to the fun and funky Ace Hotel (acehotel.com) to meet all of your entertainment needs: DJ and dance nights, film screenings, live shows, pool parties, yoga, spa treatments, bingo and so on. Read online article >>>

Examiner.com: Vacation like a Star

  • Oct 31, 2016

For decades Palm Springs, CA has been a playground for the Hollywood Stars. In the early days it was Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Today George Clooney and Cameron Diaz, along with many other heavy hitters have either vacationed in Palm Springs or owned homes here.

Each January Palm Springs holds an annual international film festival that brings in some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. This year was no different; Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zac Efron and Ryan Seacrest (to only name a few) all attended the event

Continue reading on Examiner.com Vacation Like a Hollywood Star in Palm Springs - San Diego Day Trips | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/day-trips-in-san-diego/vacation-like-a-hollywood-star-palm-springs#ixzz1pxhZbr1U

Examiner.com: 10 Things to Do in Palm Springs

  • Oct 31, 2016

Palm Springs is already alive with the sounds of Angelenos arriving for spring break or quick getaways.  Anxious to soak up the rays, many of us sun-seekers flee to the lower desert this time of year when the temperatures are often a few degrees higher than in Los Angeles. As of this writing, the temperature in Los Angeles is 58. It's 75 degrees and rising in the Springs. 

While it’s not such a good idea to go somewhere without a reservation, Palm Springs is so close (about an hour and a half by car) that you really can pack up and go on a whim—which your LA Travel Diva Examiner and her husband have done many times.  Continue reading on Examiner.com 10 fun things to do with the family in Palm Springs this spring - Los Angeles Travel Diva | Examiner.com

 

 

 

National Post: A Mecca for Modernist Architecture

  • Oct 31, 2016

 

By Craille Maguire Gillies, National Post 

 

I’m standing under the soaring butterfly roof of the Tramway Gas Station in Palm Springs. Traffic buzzes along California State Route 111 while the sun drops behind the San Jacinto Mountains in the background. In the distance, I see the tilting blades of a wind farm.

I’ve come to Palm Springs to see what this desert city of roughly 50,000 is best known for: its preponderance of immaculately preserved Modernist architecture.

Made famous as a movie star hideaway during the golden age of Hollywood, today the desert oasis draws more sun-seeking retirees and gay travellers than celebrities. But the city has much better style than one might expect from a place where you can buy a T-shirt that says “I’m too good-looking to be this old.”

Banks, churches and dozens of tiny inns that look like they have been ripped from the pages of Dwell magazine, and even the police stations are pristine examples of a time when America was at its most optimistic. Palm Springs is a kind of living museum for Modernist architecture.

Which is how I find myself at the Tramway Gas Station waiting for Robert Imber of PS Modern Tours, the city’s de facto architectural ambassador.

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LA Confidential: What's Haute in the Desert

  • Oct 1, 2016

Palm Springs, having just celebrated her 75th birthday last year, is doing what every lady of a certain age wishes she could: age in reverse. And how. In the span of a decade, says J.R. Roberts, a planning commissioner for the city and the managing director of the Architecture & Design Center of the Palm Springs Art Museum, the visitor population has exploded from design cognoscenti and Hollywood escapees to a perennial crowd of cool-seekers. “We went from a retirement village to a young, hip place,” he laughs.

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4th of July Events in Palm Springs

  • Jun 22, 2016

2016 4th of July Events in Palm Springs

This holiday weekend, enjoy all summer has to offer by lounging poolside in Palm Springs while watching the fireworks display or check-out the sand sculptors at the Spa Resort Casino’s beachside paradise. For a complete list of upcoming events, go to the official Palm Springs visitor website, http://www.visitpalmsprings.com/events/list.  

Every Thursday: Villagefest downtown Palm Springs, June 30
Spend the evening strolling down Palm Springs most famous street, Palm Canyon Drive as hundreds of vendors from around the region showcase one-of-a-kind goods ranging from fashion apparel to art galleries to home furnishings in downtown and the uptown design district. Villagefest hours are 7:00pm-10:00pm.  www.villagefest.org

Dive-in Movie at Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park, July 1
With the purchase of the day’s admission, you can play during the day and stay late to enjoy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pool side. Movie starts after dusk. Filled with 18 intense water rides and attractions, Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs is a 21-acre oasis that offers families hours of fun. Dive-in Movies at Wet ‘n’ Wild are every Friday in July. www.wetnwildpalmsprings.com

Sandsational Summer at Spa Resort Casino, July 2
On July 2, the world just steps outside the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs will be transformed into a beachside paradise from 1-6 p.m. with food vendors, bar service, a live band, kid friendly attractions, shaded spots with misters, and the debut of a spectacular Sandscapes sculpture sure to inspire awe that will take three days to build.  Champion sculptors from Sandscapes will be at work building a large sand sculpture outside Spa Resort Casino during the three days leading up to the Sandsational Summer event. General admission to the Sandsational Summer event on July 2 is $10; $5 for kids 12 and under.  Tickets are available for purchase on the Spa Resort Casino website at www.sparesortcasino.com or in person at the Paradise Rewards Club. 

4th of July Fireworks & Power Baseball Game, July 4
Come celebrate Independence Day in Palm Springs at the City’s much loved “All American Fourth of July” Fireworks Spectacular, Pool Party and Power Baseball Extravaganza on Monday, July 4.

That’s right, to keep cool hop in the pool at Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way. The pool party, featuring music, games and a large inflatable slide, starts at 2 p.m. until the fireworks conclude. Enjoy the fireworks show while relaxing in the pool! Admission is $2 for children and $6 for adults. Due to the fireworks fallout zone, parking for the pool party will be located in the parking lot off Ramon Road.

Don’t feel like swimming, residents can also head over to Sunrise Park for a picnic and then over to adjacent Palm Springs Stadium, 1901 E. Baristo Road to watch the Power take on Southern Nevada at 6:05 p.m. followed by patriotic fireworks at 9:15 p.m. FREE admission for the fireworks show begins at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs and sit on the field.

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Viewing, July 4
AIDS Assistance Program is hosting a fundraising event at the Historic O’Donnell house in Palm Speings where attendees will celebrate the annual holiday by watching the City of Palm Springs fireworks and enjoy delicious hor d’oeuvres. The cost to attend is $125. More information about this event is available at aidsassistance.org/events.

For a complete list of upcoming events, go to the official Palm Springs visitor website, www.visitpalmsprings.com

 

 

 

WWD.com: Louis Vuitton to Show Cruise at Bob Hope Estate

  • Apr 29, 2015

For the presentation of its second Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton is travelling to Palm Springs, California, the cradle of modernist American architecture in the 1950s and 1970s.