LA: La Quinta Resort Offers Luxury Driving Experience

La Quinta

If you’re someone who feels the need for speed, you’re going to love a new driving package on offer at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, which pairs RPMs with luxe lodgings.

The package offers guests the chance to test drive three haute autos: the technological tour-de-force that is the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, the McLaren MP4-12C and the Porsche GT3.

Auto enthusiasts will receive an introduction and tutorial about each vehicle by excursion leader Didier Theys, a professional racecar driver. They’ll then set out behind the wheels of said vehicles on a bespoke and breathtaking driving tour of the desert, rotating cars and drivers along the way.

The pre-arranged course will take guests through some of the region’s most inspirational environments, traversing porcelain palm-studded dunes and mirage-inducing straightaways followed by an elevated stint through the pines with technical switchbacks en route.

Guests can choose from three driving sessions per day, starting at 8:30 a.m. and culminating with a sunset return through the Anza-Borrego Desert followed by the ultimate cool down:  a lap in one of La Quinta Resort’s 41 signature swimming pools.

The package also includes guestroom accommodations in a newly-renovated guest casita or suite and a two as well as the half hour Driving Experience for two.  Round out the getaway with the ultimate pit stop: Spa La Quinta’s  new High Performance Facial and Timeless Massage, which is certain to shift guests into cruise control with a top-flight dual service at the award-winning 23,000 sq., ft., sanctuary.

The Waldorf Astoria Driving Package is available for a limited time. Shift into gear October 16-18, 23-25, November 13-15 and December 4-6, 2015 starting at $1,218.00/dbl.