These are two powerful, internationally recognized brand names who are investing in our destination
Palm Springs, CA (Vocus) August 26, 2009
With the fall season around the corner, Palm Springs has two large hotels undergoing multi-million dollar renovations, in addition to several new direct flights into the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). The Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs is wrapping up a $15 million dollar transformation in October 2009, and a $20 million dollar conversion of the Wyndham Palm Springs will raise a new flag as the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel at the Convention Center in March 2010.
“These are two powerful, internationally recognized brand names who are investing in our destination,” said Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Tourism. “They’ve committed to providing hotels that reflect the unique Palm Springs style and experience. Visitors can find an affordable vacation that offers sunny weather, outdoor adventure and stunning desert vistas.”
The Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs will embrace a bold and modern design including a new pool deck with luxury cabanas, restaurant and bar, a Hyatt “Get Fit” fitness center, renovated guest suites, and an additional 3,000 square feet of meeting space.
The transformation of the Wyndham into a Renaissance will significantly boost large conventions and meetings, especially with the adjacent Palm Springs Convention Center. New property features include 67,000 square feet of remodeled meeting space, a makeover of its 410 guestrooms, new restaurant and lounge, poolside cabanas, and fitness center.
“Both hotels are within a mile from the Palm Springs International Airport, which will continue to attract a wide following of leisure and business travelers,” added Ginther.
In addition to the hotel upgrades, the Palm Springs International Airport has added new seasonal air service. The airport is served by ten airlines and has about 100 daily flights.
- Alaska Airlines increases to daily round-trips to Seattle/Tacoma beginning August 23.
- American Airlines launches its nonstop daily Chicago service beginning August 25.
- American Airlines adds its third Dallas-Ft. Worth flights beginning August 25.
- United Airlines increases its San Francisco flights to three daily round trips beginning Sept. 2.
- Flight service on WestJet out of Calgary, Alberta begins on September 8, a full month earlier.
- Allegiant Air is increasing their Bellingham, WA service beginning September 22.
Within the past year, two new hotel resorts have opened in Palm Springs. The legendary Riviera Resort & Spa along with the trendy Ace Hotel and Swim Club are attracting a new generation of hipsters who love the Palm Springs vibe.