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Overview

Natural beauty. Ideal weather. Gorgeous mountains. A charming village feel. And friendly people. Great places to stay, play, eat, shop, and relax. The spirit of adventure is alive and well in Palm Springs, whether golfing in a tournament, sipping cocktails at a poolside reception, or team building on a mountain adventure, our visitors marvel at the truly unique combination of urban activities within our suburban village.

The Palm Springs Convention Center is within 90 driving minutes of San Diego, Orange County (beach cities), and Los Angeles has long made us a favorite for event planners seeking to attract a larger audience. Located 1.5 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport, the Palm Springs Convention Center is walking distance to 1600 hotel rooms and just blocks away from the Heart of Downtown and historic Palm Canyon Drive. 

Utilizing the natural desert landscape, the Palm Springs Convention Center has created an authentic meeting oasis. Offering 120,000 square feet of carpeted exhibit space, 21 breakouts, a 20,000 square foot Ballroom, an 18,000 square foot Lobby with panoramic mountain views, and a 20,000 square foot Event Lawn, or the adjacent Jackie Lee Houston Plaza, options abound…..either indoors or out. Thoroughly modern, we offer state-of-the art high-speed wireless internet access throughout the facility; an innovative exclusive caterer, Savoury’s Full Service Catering, for onsite and off site events; and an experienced Event Services Team to help you tie everything together…..seamlessly. All Under One Roof. The Convention Center is conveniently attached to the beautiful Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, offering an additional 30,000 square feet of meeting space and 410 guest rooms.

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Exhibition Area (sq ft)
261,000
Exhibition Hall
7
Largest Ballroom (sq ft)
20,016
Ballroom (seating)
1,112
Hotels (rooms)
NA
Largest Meeting Space (sq ft)
NA
Meeting (rooms)
18
Meeting Space (sq ft)
30,000
Catering
-
Open Outdoor Area (sq ft)
40,000
Dining (seating)
NA
Auditorium (seating)
NA

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Jun 26, 2019

The Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians, Oak View Group Announce Agreement To Build State-Of-The-Art Sports And Entertainment Arena In Downtown Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS - June 26, 2019 - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, a federally recognized Indian Tribe, and Oak View Group (OVG), the global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries, today announced its partnership to build a new state-of-the-art privately financed sports and entertainment arena on Agua Caliente land in downtown Palm Springs.

Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has signed on as a strategic partner to supply the new arena with its large stable of top touring artists and premium live events. Additionally, NHL Seattle, led by owner David Bonderman, and OVG have jointly submitted an application for the 32nd AHL Franchise expansion team, which, if awarded, would play in the new arena in Palm Springs for the fall of 2021.

Located on 16 acres of tribal land, the arena will be more than 300,000 square feet and feature as many as 10,000 seats or more and include modern amenities such as suites and premium hospitality clubs. The arena will include an adjoining facility that will serve as a year-round community gathering space as well as the training center for an AHL team.

"This is a unique partnership that will forever change the face of sports and entertainment in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley," Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe says. "We are creating a healthy community gathering place for Coachella Valley families and visitors from around the world to celebrate, play and experience diverse entertainment opportunities in a state-of-the-art arena."

This project adds to the excitement already being generated by the ongoing construction of the Tribe’s Agua Caliente Cultural Center in downtown Palm Springs, which features a new state-of-the-art museum and world-class spa opening in 2020. Add to that the future construction of the Tribe’s third casino in nearby Cathedral City expected to break ground in the near future.

The arena will be built for conventions, large meetings, international events, as well as award shows and exhibitions. Privately funded at no risk to the City of Palm Springs or taxpayers, the news comes as OVG is in the midst of a building boom. In the past 24 months, OVG has announced the development of venues in Seattle, Belmont Park in Elmont New York, the University of Texas in Austin, the new Winter Olympic 2026 venue in Milan, and now Palm Springs.

Construction of the new arena in Palm Springs is expected to create thousands of permanent and temporary jobs for the community. Groundbreaking and construction are scheduled for February 2020. The arena is expected to open by fall 2021 in coordination with the Seattle NHL franchise for the 2021-2022 AHL season. Oak View Group is currently leading and financing a $900 million-plus project at Seattle’s KeyArena that, when completed in 2021, will be home to Seattle’s NHL team.

"With each venue, we’ve had the privilege of building and managing, Oak View Group has consistently continued to raise the industry standard, and the arena in Palm Springs will be no exception," said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group. "We look forward to working with Agua Caliente to build what we consider to be one of the most premiere music and professional sports arenas in the world."

"The new arena in downtown Palm Springs is a terrific project. If we are successful with our application for an AHL Franchise, it would represent an exciting opportunity to bring the first professional hockey team to this region," said Tod Leiweke, CEO of NHL Seattle. "We are confident that the market is ready to embrace a winter sports team and that the community will help us achieve the minimum level of season tickets and premium sales we need."

"We’re pleased to be able to partner with Oak View Group and Agua Caliente for this new state-of-the-art arena and look forward to bringing in top touring artists and live events to the valley for years to come," said Bob Roux, President, US Concerts, Live Nation Entertainment.

With a focus on the prioritization of technology, sustainability, and green initiatives, the world-class arena will be built for music and host the best and biggest names in the music industry on an annual basis, as well as serve as a home for artists to rehearse before the start of their respective tours.

Jul 15, 2016

Travel+Leisure names Palm Springs’ L’Horizon Resort and Spa, a Best New Hotels on the Planet

Plam Springs, CA (July 15, 2016) Travel+Leisure included L’Horizon Resort and Spa, a Palm Springs boutique hotel and Leading Hotel of the World, among It List 2016: the Best New Hotels on the Planet.

L’Horizon channels the spirit of Palm Springs by embracing its iconic mid-century modern architecture and providing a boutique-hotel experience the city is well known for.
The It List 2016, is composed of forty-nine newly opened world’s leading hotels selected and reviewed by Travel+Leisure’s expert team of editors and contributors.

“The personal attention and unique experience provided by our boutique hotels is unique to Palm Springs,” said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “We have a large collection of small hotels offering affordable luxury and world-class service that make Palm Springs like no place else.” 
 L’Horizon joins over a dozen new and renovated recently opened Palm Springs hotels. Over the past five years the City of Palm Springs has invested millions of dollars into hotel and business incentive programs. Due to these efforts new and improved hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues sprung up downtown, leading to a significant increase in visitors.

The City’s destination marketing organization, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, reaches out across the globe to communicate the legacy of the city, the current business environment, and new experiences to visitors. 
 

Jun 7, 2016

Palm Springs Convention Center Recognizes Exhibitions Day

Plam Springs, CA (June 7, 2016)  Today, the Palm Springs Convention Center and Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism join the country in celebrating Exhibitions Day. The national holiday recognizes organizations and individuals that collectively work together to close the gap on the public perception of exhibitions and events.

Recognizing exhibitions and events represent many things to many people; these individuals saw that there was a need to have a cohesive platform under which all these values came together. The industry was a driving force in the global economy and needed a unified voice advocating on its behalf.
 

Today, Exhibitions Mean Business (a campaign that represents the collective voice of the exhibitions and events industry) has support from professionals and organizations around the world, including associations, venues and convention centers, exhibitions-focused service providers, convention and visitors bureaus, and travel and tourism organizations. The campaign is focused on serving as a resource for audiences to learn more about exhibitions and events - impacting hearts and minds through targeted public advocacy activities, international visibility efforts and unique engagement programs that help share the value of the industry.
 

From local mom and pop shops to some of the world’s largest manufacturers, the exhibitions and events industry does more than just bring people together. It truly shapes the future of a worldwide audience: how they meet, connect and work together to create new and prevalent opportunities.
 

Due to the success of Exhibitions Day over past two years, organizers will seek to expand the industry’s awareness to a global audience by creating the first ever "Global Exhibitions Day" on June 8, 2016. Global Exhibitions Day will celebrate the individuals working within the vibrant exhibitions industry and highlight the key roles exhibitions play in spurring innovation and competition among companies and stimulating the development of international trade across the globe. For more information, visit http://exhibitionsday.org/.

Mar 7, 2016

New Visit Palm Springs App Now Available on iTunes & Android

Plam Springs, CA (March 7, 2015) The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism  of Palm Springs, CA and Civic Resource Group (CRG) announced the availability of the new “VisitPalmSprings” App on iTunes and Google Play. Download it HERE.  The joint collaboration achieves the goal of delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors planning trips and tourists in the City of Palm Springs now have instant access to a broad range of information about the city on their mobile device.

The two organizations pioneered a comprehensive multifunction solution that supports travel and tourism in the City of Palm Springs. The app provides up-to-date, useful information on where to stay, play, dine, and shop so that locals and tourists alike can take advantage of everything the famous desert playground has to offer.

“VisitPalmSprings” includes key features for those looking for what to do and how to get around the city. Users will be able to find accommodations, events, dining, attractions and more; get exclusive access to local deals; and use bookmarks to help plan a journey. The app includes interactive maps & compass view. Users can virtually “move” to another location to see what’s waiting for them at the next point of interest. The app also includes Augmented Reality features such as geospatial search, pointing, and pointing- enabled search. The app works offline - meaning no surprise roaming/data charges for the users. The City’s newest addition, the BUZZ Trolley, shows real-time route information.

 “This newly redesigned VisitPalmSprings app means visitors around the globe have an easy way to navigate travel planning with the swipe of the finger,” said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “In addition to finding places to stay, play, dine and shop, visitors will be able to download maps before their visit, access those maps to guide them around the city, and bookmark and share favorite places and activities. Once in Palm Springs, users can find places close to them, and access our BUZZ Trolley routes in real time.”

Aug 31, 2015

Travel+Leisure names Palm Springs’ L’Horizon Resort and Spa, a Best New Hotels on the Planet

Plam Springs, CA (August 31, 2015) L’Horizon channels the spirit of Palm Springs by embracing its iconic mid-century modern architecture and providing a boutique-hotel experience the city is well known for.

The It List 2016, is composed of forty-nine newly opened world’s leading hotels selected and reviewed by Travel+Leisure’s expert team of editors and contributors.

“The personal attention and unique experience provided by our boutique hotels is unique to Palm Springs,” said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “We have a large collection of small hotels offering affordable luxury and world-class service that make Palm Springs like no place else.” 

 L’Horizon joins over a dozen new and renovated recently opened Palm Springs hotels. Over the past five years the City of Palm Springs has invested millions of dollars into hotel and business incentive programs. Due to these efforts new and improved hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues sprung up downtown, leading to a significant increase in visitors.

The City’s destination marketing organization, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, reaches out across the globe to communicate the legacy of the city, the current business environment, and new experiences to visitors.

Aug 17, 2015

City of Palm Springs named a Best Small City in the US for 2014

Plam Springs, CA (August 17, 2015) Conde Nast Traveler has named the City of Palm Springs in the Top “30 Best Small Cities in America” for 2014. Pooled in a category with beach towns and snowy escapes, Palm Springs landed at number 28 for its 350 days of sunshine and Hollywood glamour mixed with a poolside vibe.

This award is voted on by Conde Nast Traveler readers and based on cities with a population of fewer than 100,000.

“We know our city is great, so it’s fantastic that Conde Nast audience has recognized us to be among the best in the country, “said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “With our year-round sunshine, casual desert lifestyle, a wide choice of new and renovated hotels and hugely popular special events like the Palm Springs International Film Festival,  Modernism Week and so much more,  there’s simply no doubt Palm Springs is one of the most happening, vibrant resort destinations on the planet.”

Over a dozen new and renovated hotels have opened recently, with additional new developments set to open this and next year. New establishments to dine, dance and play have burst onto the Palm Springs scene, adding more “hip” and “cool” to the City’s already great vibe. 

Jun 29, 2015

Splash House Sets for Second Weekend in Palm Springs

Plam Springs, CA (June 29, 2015) Fresh off the success of their June event, Splash House gears up for their last event of the summer, August 8-9, 2015. The growing music event partnered with Goldenvoice last year, producer of the annual Coachella Music Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival and debuted in August 2013 attracting over 3,000 young adults.  Gaining international attention Splash House now offers more music, entertainment and a brand new venue.

Splash House is a progressive pool party featuring three Palm Springs properties - The Saguaro, Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club and the new Hilton Palm Springs. The world’s top DJS will be paired at the venues allowing attendees to access all venues via shuttle service. August line-up includes hit making DJS like Klingande, Matoma, Shiba San, Slow Magic, Star Slinger, Tokimonsta, Trippy Turtle and so many more. For tickets or more information about the August event, visit www.SplashHouse.com.

Throughout the summer, Palm Springs hotels offer pool parties and live music including Riviera Palm Springs, Hard Rock Hotel, Saguaro Palm Springs, Skylark Palm Springs, and Ace Hotel and Swim Club. This summer, Hyatt Palm Springs is hosting evening silent DJ parties once a month in addition to their daytime DJ pool parties.

Several Palm Springs music venues and institutions are paving the way for the city’s musical future including the recently-opened Hard Rock Hotel, the upcoming Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club, and future Knitting Factory at Arrive Hotel.

This past spring, Palm Springs hosted several music and dance events ranging from concerts, block parties and pool parties ranging from jazz to electronica to indie rock. During the two Coachella Music Festival weekends, there were a several “mini-Coachella” events that rocked Palm Springs hotels.

May 7, 2015

Palm Springs architecture earns James Beard Award

Plam Springs, CA (May 7, 2015) Palm Springs is now officially home to its first James Beard Award winner with Workshop Kitchen + Bar.   SOMA Architects' Workshop Kitchen + Bar took home the award for "Outstanding Restaurant Design" for the best restaurant design over 75 seats thanks to lead designer, Michel Abboud.   This is the first year that Workshop Kitchen + Bar was nominated and the first win for both the restaurant and the design firm, SOMA.   

“Congratulations to Michael Beckman and Workshop Kitchen + Bar for their incredible achievement,” said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “Workshop is among a number of architecturally sound buildings in Palm Springs gaining national attention for their impactful modern design. Most recently, Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture & Design Center Edwards Harris Pavilion was recognized by Docomomo US’ 2015 Modern in America Awards with a Design Award of Excellence.”  

Palm Springs’ mid-century modern architecture caught the eyes of French fashion house Louis Vuitton; specifically the John Lautner designed estate for Bob and Dolores Hope. Earlier this week, the brand showed their 2016 Cruise collection at the iconic home which gained attention from influencers from around the globe. A legend among Palm Springs estates, the home is also famous for its major architectural interest, so characteristic of Desert Modernism. The estate was built to resemble a volcano, with three visor-like arches and an undulating concrete roof, a hole at its center opening a courtyard to the sky.

"We are so excited to be bringing a James Beard Award home to Southern California," said Workshop Chef/Owner Michael Beckman.  "Our vision for Workshop has always been to deliver a stellar food and cocktail program in a uniquely beautiful setting.  To be recognized by such a prestigious organization for our efforts is truly amazing and we're humbled having been selected out of such a great group of our peers."

May 5, 2015

Palm Springs ranks in Top 10 Best Destination for Vacation Rentals in the U.S.

Plam Springs, CA (May 5, 2015) The former homes of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Dinah Shore and Marilyn Monroe are all vacation rentals in Palm Springs, California.  But it’s more than just Hollywood names that make this desert oasis the vacation rental capital of the West. For a city of nearly 50,000 inhabitants, the variety of affordable vacation rentals is dizzying. It’s estimated that Palm Springs has over 1,500 types of vacation rentals in all sizes and styles.

Palm Springs is one of the best resort destinations in the country to rent a vacation home, according to TripAdvisor. The City was recently voted number five on the guide’s list of “Top 10 Best Destination for Vacation Rentals in the U.S.” according to a recent report. The ranking is based on the strength of customer reviews and Palm Springs has nearly 600 properties listed. 

The Desert Sun stated in a recent article that in its sixth annual vacation rentals survey, TripAdvisor found that 59 percent of U.S. respondents planned to use a vacation rental this year, up from 52 percent in 2014, according to survey results, which heard from more than 1,800 respondents.

Golf fans choose villas with patios fronting the many greens in Palm Springs, while families enjoy large houses with private pools and backyards for the family pet to play. Shoppers and nightlife hounds opt for cozy modern downtown condos with mountain views, while history buffs appreciate Palm Springs’ huge cache of Mid-Century Modern gems built by renowned architects, which emphasize the blend of indoor/outdoor desert lifestyle. After realizing the space for the price, most travelers easily become vacation rental converts.

Palm Springs offers a wealth of activities for all ages. Catch a poolside movie, ride waterslides at Wet N’ Wild, cool off at the top of Mount San Jacinto on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, hike ancient palm groves in the Indian Canyons, or take an off-road adventure to Joshua Tree National Park or the San Andreas Fault. Shop boutiques and vintage galleries, explore world-class art collections, take a celebrity or architectural tour, dine alfresco amidst the vibrant village scene, or try your luck at Spa Resort Casino.

Apr 29, 2015

Louis Vuitton heads to Palm Springs for Cruise collection fashion show on May 6

Plam Springs, CA (April 29, 2015) The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism is honored to welcome French fashion house Louis Vuitton as they showcase their second Cruise collection in the City of Palm Springs at The Bob and Dolores Hope Estate on May 6th.

The show will take place on Wednesday evening in the Palm Springs landmark, designed by the great modernist architect John Lautner. The more than 400 guests of the designer including clients, high-level media and A-list celebrities, will call Palm Springs home for several days leading up to and following the fashion show.

“We are delighted to welcome the iconic Louis Vuitton brand to Palm Springs. Thanks to millions of dollars invested over the past five years in hotel renovations, incentive programs, and increased branding and marketing efforts, Palm Springs is once again the hippest, most happening resort destination in the country,” said Mayor Steve Pougnet. “We are beyond thrilled that multi-million dollar brands like Louis Vuitton are taking notice of our fabulous resort destination and all that we have to offer. It’s just more proof Palm Springs truly is like no place else.”

“It’s fantastic business for our city in May and a real testament to the fact that Palm Springs is ultra-cool again thanks to a wonderful array of modernist architecture and a close association with the Hollywood celebrities who live and play here. Not to mention we have an abundance of year-round sunshine and a relaxed desert lifestyle that all the world craves,” said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, who noted Louis Vuitton is also planning several fashion magazine photo shoots for their Resort collection at more than a dozen hotel properties throughout Palm Springs.

Mar 27, 2015

City of Palm Springs Named Top 10 Destinations in the U.S.

Plam Springs, CA (March 27, 2015) Jumping eight spots from last year, the City of Palm Springs has received the 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor for Top 10 Destinations in the U.S., ranking 9th most desired destination in the U.S., according to the annual ranking.

“Making the TripAdvisor Top 10 list is more proof that Palm Springs is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in Southern California,” said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. “We are honored to be recognized by our visitors and appreciate their reviews and opinions about their trips to Palm Springs.”

Over the past five years, the City of Palm Springs has invested millions of dollars into hotel and business incentive programs. New and rebranded hotels, along with new dining and entertainment venues have resulted in a significant increase in visitors.  The City’s destination marketing organization, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, reaches out across the globe to communicate the legacy of the city, the current business environment and new experiences to visitors.

“The City of Palm Springs is thrilled to be named one of TripAdvisor’s top destinations for 2015,” said Mayor Steve Pougnet. “With our year-round sunshine, relaxed desert lifestyle, a plethora of renovated hotel stock and hugely popular special events like the Palm Springs International Film Festival,  Modernism Week, Dinah Shore Weekend, White Party and so much more,  there’s simply no doubt Palm Springs is one of the hippest, most happening, ultra-cool resort destinations on the planet.”

Over a dozen new and renovated hotels have opened recently, with several more brand projects launching this and next year. New establishments to dine, dance and play have burst onto the Palm Springs scene, adding more “hip” and “cool” to the City’s already great vibe.

Over the past several years, Palm Springs hotels have received multiple TripAdvisor awards. Most recently, eight Palm Springs boutique hotels received the 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards in the following top categories: Best Small Hotel, Hotels for Service, Romance and Bargain.

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