Welcome to Cvent's meeting and event planning guide to Greater Palm Springs – an areawide guide for meeting professionals. Located within a short drive from the gateway cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Greater Palm Springs is Southern California's meeting oasis, offering the best of cosmopolitan convenience in a serene, relaxing atmosphere. Realizing its standing as a world-class meeting destination, the destination has invested hundreds of millions in expanding its meeting facilities in its nine unique cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. This dedication to inventory renewal, combined with the quality and variety of hotels, venues, and unique off-site group acitivies, makes Greater Palm Springs an ideal location for meetings, conventions, tradeshows and special events.
Making the most of the stunning desert landscape, the Palm Springs Convention Center has created an inspiring meeting oasis, offering 112,000 square feet of carpeted exhibit space, 18 breakouts, a 20,000-square-foot ballroom, and an 18,000-square-foot lobby with panoramic views of the majestic 10,833-foot high Mount San Jacinto. Thoroughly modern, the center offers state-of-the-art high-speed Wi-Fi access throughout the facility, ample rigging points, floor-accessed power and water, and a 9-bay loading dock. The center adjoins to the 410-room Renaissance Palm Springs and is located within walking distance of 1,600 of Palm Springs' 6,700 guest rooms. Downtown Palm Springs is located just a few minutes' walk from the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Many of Greater Palm Springs' cultural attractions and gourmet restaurants double as unique meeting locations. Palm Springs' midcentury modern architecture is celebrated at such sites as the 1964 Dinah Shore house. This secluded, 1.3-acre desert oasis compound is exceptionally private and features 7½ bathrooms between the main house, the guest house overlooking the pool, and the casita adjacent to the tennis court. It is located within Old Las Palmas, Palm Springs' most sought-after neighborhood.
For another residential experience, groups can gather at Cabot's Pueblo Museum. Located in an 1883 handmade pueblo constructed of reclaimed and found objects, the museum takes visitors through a tour of the home's 100-year history. History buffs would also enjoy meeting at one of the nation's largest collections of World War II aircraft - the 50,000-square-foot Palm Springs Air Museum - which offers private events for up to 3,000 people. Many of Greater Palm Springs' world-class restaurants also serve as private event spaces. The famous Melvyn's, located at the Ingleside Inn, serves American fare in a luxurious, glamorous atmosphere throughout four intimate dining rooms. Serving sumptuous French fare paired with award-winning wine, Cuistot's rustic French farmhouse atmosphere, particularly its private wine room, is perfect for private dining. In Rancho Mirage, Wally's Desert Turtle serves continental cuisine amid Peruvian artifacts and hand-painted murals and features two private dining rooms and two semi-private dining rooms.