Back in the day actors’ contracts required them to stay within a 100 mile radius of Los Angeles during filming. As a result Palm Springs was born. Known for famed pool parties and Moroccan inspired retro design, Palm Springs has always lured Tinseltown stars, sun worshippers, and design lovers with its fusion of Hollywood glam and Vegas flamboyance.
From the minute you pull up to this resort, you know you’re in for a treat. The Riviera is stylistically awe-inspiring. The lobby is lined with floor to ceiling walls ensconced in a floral lattice pattern. Illuminated from behind with glowing orange light, the walls are reminiscent of a designer honeycomb. Packed with retro furnishings, all this glitz is set beneath a sky of modern chandeliers descending from a ceiling studded with starlight bulbs.
Walk of Style
Past the lobby is a hall filled with mirrors. Divided into mini lounge spaces, each section is filled with glamorous accents like pointillist artwork comprised of Guatemalan coins, purple shag carpets, and metallic sofas paired with glass chandeliers. The flashiest of all is the bejeweled billiards table!
No one should visit Palm Springs without clocking some serious pool time. The Riviera is centered around a big pool lined with palm trees and private cabanas beneath a backdrop of desert peaks. It’s the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon lounging and soaking up some pure California sunshine.
Sexy Lounges and Desert Cocktails
Lounge cats will love Sidebar, where desert nights pair perfectly with creative cocktails enjoyed under the stars on bed-like lounge chairs. Be sure to order a Desert Heat, a peppery mix of tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup with a splash of pineapple, spiced up with lip-tingling jalapeños. Or bask in the tangerine glow of the swanky Starlight Lounge, where you can sip cocktails, like the lavender and blueberry accented Pink Panther, beneath a video wall playing mash-up cinema classics.
Gourmet Hot Spot Circa 59
Circa 59 (named for the year the Riviera opened) hums with red. Arguably the most beautiful part of the resort, its jumbo red and black jeweled chandeliers accent its lush patterned booths and ceiling. Red patent leather chairs surround you. In fact, everything in here is black, red, white, or mirrored. Executive chef Aaron Burns continuously transforms seasonal local ingredients into contemporary Californian masterpieces. Dimly lit and intimate, you’ll feel like glitterati yourself by the end of your meal.
Just like Palm Springs, the Riviera resort is iconic and stylish. In addition to being the perfect place to unwind, it’s sure to please anyone seeking design in the desert.