Why Choose Our Destination?
With an average of 350 days of sunshine and a thriving hospitality industry, reflected in the current revitalization of the downtown area and new enhancements throughout its nine unique cities, event planners have more reason than ever to select Greater Palm Springs as the ideal meeting location. Palm Springs International Airport •10 major airlines •Non-stop service from 18 cities •Connects to more than 500 destinations around the world •2 million total passengers in 2014 Greater Palm Springs is a short drive from these major airports • Ontario International Airport – 1.25 hours • John Wayne Airport Orange County – 1.5 hours • Los Angeles International Airport – 2 hours • San Diego International Airport – 2.25 hours Regional Driving Distances • Ontario – 70 miles • Los Angeles – 106 miles • San Diego – 142 miles • Santa Barbara – 200 miles • Las Vegas – 273 miles Convention Center • Located in the City of Palm Springs • Offers over 150,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including 18 breakouts and a 112,000 sq. ft. fully-carpeted exhibit hall • Includes scenic indoor & outdoor meetings and event space • New state-of-the-art high-speed wireless internet throughout the facility with 10 Gbps connectivity Hotels and Resorts • Offering more than 13,000 guest rooms • Luxury, full service and moderate hotels to meet any need • Greater Palm Springs can host your meeting, from large conventions to executive retreats • All within 25 miles of Palm Springs International Airport
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Distance from Airport
- Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
1.61 km from City Center
- LA/Ontario International (ONT)
120.7 km from City Center
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
209.21 km from City Center
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Shields Date Gardens
The Living Desert
Moorten Botanical Garden
Palm Springs VillageFest
Here’s a look at 5 surprising reasons to meet in the oasis: 1. siteFLIGHT & siteDRIVE promotions -- Of course you want to experience our oasis first-hand. We make that super easy for meeting planners. Just send us your qualified lead and tell us where and when, and we will pay for your “site flight.” Live nearby? We will also cover your “site drive,” including gasoline costs, accommodations and activities that best match your group’s needs. 2. Midweek Value – Save money meeting Sunday through Thursday, while enjoying all of the benefits of higher priced weekend stays. Discover more accessibility and less crowds for all you want to do, from group tours to catered functions. 3. Unique Outdoor Meetings— Get “unconventional” with meeting space that includes flowing greens, palm trees and flowering bougainvillea with pool-side cabana breakouts, all under sunny skies. 4. Access is a Snap – Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), named one of the “Top Ten Stress-Free Airports in America” by SmartTravel.com, is served by 10 airlines with 18 non-stop flights and connecting with more than 550 cities world-wide. Also, four convenient, alternative airports are located within 2 ½ hours of Greater Palm Springs, including Ontario International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport and San Diego International Airport. 5. Off The Grid Activities – Score high marks with outside-the-box events like a “Bike & Brew” craft beer expedition. Geared to adrenaline addicts, revved-up BMW Performance Driving School West puts the pedal to the metal at the exclusive Thermal Club or dare to venture deep within the San Andreas Fault on a jeep tour.