Pinup Tales from Riviera Palm Springs

Following a $70 million facelift, Riviera Palm Springs reopened its world of glamour in ultra-modernized form in October 2008. Originally opened in the 1960s, the transformed icon is said to herald the revival of Palm Springs, combining mid-century chic with the latest luxury amenities and resulting in a first-class haven for discerning travelers. The property boasts 363 revamped guestrooms; 43 over-the-top suites with private patios or balconies; sweeping views; lushly landscaped gardens; and intimate courtyards, alongside luxurious amenities and services, including SpaTerre, Noble House’s signature spa; two glistening pools with private cabanas and Jacuzzi spas; two on-site retail boutiques; two tennis courts; and a bevy of dining options to entertain and satiate the palate.

An aura of whimsy fills the lobby portico, which sports orange backlit “flower burst” walls. Swank Hollywood glam design accentuates the property’s classic minimalist style, infusing the overall contemporary decór with sleek lines, abstract details, bold graphics, bursts of vivid colors, and design accents. Riviera is gilded with Andy Warhol-inspired art displayed amidst edgy crystal chandeliers, retro furnishings, and mirrored walls.

At the 11,000-square-foot SpaTerre, the décor takes a more serene approach. Guests are invited to adopt Buddha’s ohm in 18 beautifully appointed treatment rooms, including 12 massage rooms, three facial rooms, a Jacuzzi, two wet rooms, private steam space, spray tanning room, and a rare Watsu pool. SpaTerre’s exotic menu promotes an intoxicating mix of health and wellness, utilizing the healing powers of fragrant flowers and aromatic spices. Custom-designed, cross-cultural massage therapies, facial care treatments, body scrubs, and wraps are inspired by Indonesian, Thai, and Indian rituals. The spa also offers a full-service nail and hair salon, a sleek and spacious fitness center, and a retail boutique selling an array of top quality products and specialty items.

Once guests are sufficiently pampered, the plethora of Riviera’s dining options will call to all ages and culinary tastes. The signature restaurant, Circa 59, offers a contemporary, ocean-inspired twist on the traditional steakhouse, while Bikini Bar sports a hip lounge atmosphere with upscale fare in a seductive poolside setting. The trendy Starlite Lounge is a haven for classic cocktails, light fare, and nightly DJ sets, but those looking for a more classical ambiance will find it at sidebar lounge, a sophisticated nightspot exuding cosmopolitan flair and sex appeal.

Riviera Palm Springs is part of an illustrious collection of resorts spanning the nation’s coastal corners. Whether travelers are looking for an opulent family getaway or a hedonistic paradise, Old Hollywood tinsel adorns the glitzy modern Mecca with swanky, über-cool allure, making Riviera Palm Springs an irresistible departure from the everyday.

Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA, 92262