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    Riviera Palm Springs Heats Up the Group Scene in the Nation’s Most Coveted Meetings Oasis

    PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. (June 10, 2014) – Situated at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains in the heart of Palms Springs – commonly referred to as America’s meetings oasis – Riviera Palm Springs provides an ideal setting for conferences, company meetings, corporate retreats, incentive stays, banquets and other special events. The sprawling 398-room resort offers 38,000 square feet of meetings and function space—the largest of any hotel in Palm Springs and second only to the Palms Springs Convention Center.

    From large conventions in the breathtaking 19,670 square-foot Grand Ballroom, accommodating up to 1,000 individuals and featuring a distinct oval configuration with a built-in stage and nine original dramatic sparkling chandeliers, to the 15,000 square feet of outdoor function space perfect for outdoor luncheons and break-out meetings in poolside cabanas, Riviera Palm Springs is the place to work hard and play hard.

    More than simply a venue for meetings and conventions, Riviera Palm Springs offers a collection of experiences that engages all the senses. Catering to the growing number of companies and groups wishing to incorporate something unique, invigorating, and rewarding into their business trips, Riviera Palm Springs introduces an array of meetings activities and experiences that ensure wellness, productivity and a healthy dose of sunshine.

    Vitamin D Meeting Break
    For smaller breakout meetings intended for group brainstorming, discussion and interaction, Riviera Palm Springs offers an innovative way to boost energy and stimulate the creative mind, offering a change of scenery that will excite and delight. The “Vitamin D Meeting Break” allows guests to utilize Riviera Palm Springs’ beautiful and plush poolside cabanas outfitted with 32” TVs, ceiling fans with misters, complimentary WiFi and a personal hostess. Comfortably accommodating up to 10 people, the cabanas are stocked with beverages such as caffeinated teas, vitamin-rich snacks and energy-enhancing food, such as nuts, dark chocolate and homemade energy bars. Views of the sparkling water, bright blue skies and serene landscape in the distance are sure to help relieve, rejuvenate and refresh the mind. The “Vitamin D Meeting Break” can be added to any group package starting at $25 per person, with a maximum accommodation of 10 people per cabana. In addition to the lavish amenities, the cabana rental fee is waived when The “Vitamin D” package is added on to any meeting.

    Retro Game Breaks
    An iconic playground of the past, Riviera Palm Springs opened to much fanfare in 1959 and today, is characterized by its Old Hollywood glamour with a fresh, contemporary twist. Harkening back to the times when Tinsel Town’s celebrity icons converged on the resort as an escape from the hustle and bustle to pursue games of their own, Riviera Palm Springs is bringing back a lineup of classic retro pastimes for an engaging meeting break. Whether in the foyer of the Ballroom or a private hospitality suite, Riviera Palm Springs’ throwback 60s retro game room can include an array of “old school” activities including pinball, PacMan, ping pong, foosball, and more. Pausing only to snack on fresh buttered popcorn, chew on an Abba Zabba Bar or pop a handful of PEZ, guests will be motivated by a sense of youthful joy and nostalgia, to get the ideas flowing. The package is offered in 3 tiers, based on a minimum of 15 people: 1 game ($199 per day); 2 games ($475 per day); and 3 games ($1,000 per day). Food and beverage are an additional $15 per person. This fun filled break can be added to enhance any meeting.

    Working Wellness
    An innovative approach to work and wellness, Riviera Palm Springs offers meeting attendees a wide variety of experiences that inspire higher levels of creativity, professional performance and life satisfaction through healthy activities. Whether it is a group hike, outdoor yoga session or walk around the picturesque property, every program can be tailored to meet any groups’ specific needs. The properties full-service SpaTerre also offers “quick-fix” 30-minute treatments with facials that can be enjoyed in the serene spa setting, and massages and nail treatments which can be enjoyed in the in the conference center foyer. A brief visit with SpaTerre will do the trick to refresh and rejuvenate. For $50 per person, excluding gratuity, guests are offered the following 25-minute “quick-fixes”: Refresh Back Massage; Leg & Foot Massage; Glam Express Facial; and Body Glow Scrub.

    Fun at Five
    After a long day of meetings, attendees need something to look forward to. Riviera Palm Springs’ “Fun at Five” experience allows guests to customize a happy hour experience to enjoy the minute their meeting wraps. From wine flights paired with a gourmet cheese spread, a simple round of stiff whiskeys on the rocks, or a customized cocktail named after the CEO of your corporation or meeting planner, groups have the option to create a fun menu to look forward to, carefully curated by Riviera Palm Springs’ talented food and beverage team and seasoned staff. Finally, your group picks the place to have Fun at Five. A designated area in Riviera Palm Springs’ swanky Sidebar Lounge or perched atop the bar’s elevated outdoor patio overlooking the illuminated pool and evening activity, or even poolside with shoes off and feet submerged – the options are endless. “Fun at Five” is offered for groups of 15 people or more, and starts $15 per person, which includes two cocktails and snacks.

    Riviera Palm Springs is conveniently located less than five miles from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), with a transfer time of less than 10 minutes; two hour drive east from downtown Los Angeles; and two hour and 15 minute drive northeast from San Diego. Minutes away from the resort, by Riviera Palm Springs’ house trolley or a leisurely walk, guests will find high-end shopping, architecture and city tours, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Art Museum, and eco-tours of Indian Canyons.

    For further information on events and meetings at Riviera Palm Springs, please call (760) 327-8311 or visit www.psriviera.com.

    About Riviera Palm Springs
    Riviera Palm Springs is an iconic playground of the past, characterized today by its Old Hollywood glamour with a fresh, contemporary twist. Situated at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains in the heart of old Palm Springs, the sprawling resort offers 398 guestrooms, including 120 suites, and 38,000 square feet of meetings and function space—the largest of any hotel in Palm Springs, and second only to the Palms Springs Convention Center. Riviera Palm Springs is home to the full-service spa and salon SpaTerre, featuring 18 treatment rooms and open to both hotel guests and locals, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Two majestic outdoor heated pools with year-round outdoor poolside bar service, private cabanas, chaise lounges and fire pits provide a relaxing atmosphere for guests to enjoy. A go-to destination in Palm Springs, Circa 59 Restaurant serves fresh local fare, while Starlite and Sidebar Lounges provide innovative cocktails and live entertainment all week. Riviera Palm Springs is located at 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. For more information, please call 760-327-8311 or visit www.psriviera.com.
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