Why Choose Our Destination?
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 of all sizes. Want to experience our oasis first-hand? We make that 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. For even more special offers and value-adds, check out gpsGroupOffers.com. Palm Springs International Airport •10 major airlines •Non-stop service from 21 cities •Connects to more than 500 destinations around the world 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
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
BMW Performance Center West at the Thermal Club
Joshua Tree National Park
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The Gardens on El Paseo
Adventure Hummer Tours
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility
Discover the Palm Springs Convention Center, the Meeting Oasis, in the heart of Palm Springs. Featuring 18 breakout rooms of various sizes, including a 20,000 sq. ft. ballroom, we also provide 112,000 square feet of fully carpeted exhibit space.
- Exhibit Space10,219 sq. mTotal meeting space10,219 sq. m
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. Value – Save money with deals designed specifically for meeting planners. With discounts and added value, you can create a great experience for your attendees, while also increasing ROI for your company, organization, or association. Check out the special offers at www.gpsGroupOffers.com and plan your meeting today. 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 21 non-stop flights and connecting with more than 550 cities world-wide. 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 and activities. 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.