Palm Springs Journals

Best Business Trip Ever!

A December 2000 trip to Palm Springs by rachel51

Quote: The best business trip I have been on was a recent one to Palm Springs where I shopped, ate at great restaurants, stayed at a swingin' retro hotel, and enjoyed a spa experience.

Best Business Trip Ever!

Overview

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Shopping on the main street in Palm Springs is always fun becuase of the different variety of stores. There is also a Thursday night Farmer's Market that is worth checking out. One thing that Palm Springs is known for, however, is their day spas, so be sure to go to one.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

Palm Springs is a quick drive from L.A., and once you get there everything is pretty centrally located so you can walk around and enjoy the warm weather.

Ballantines Hotel

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Hotel | "Ballantines Movie Colony"

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Just off the main “drag”, this retro-style hotel looks like it belongs more in Miami’s South Beach than Palm Springs. The hotel is brightly colored with a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, a fire pit to sit around during the evening wine reception. There are facilities at the hotel to hold business meetings in, and a complimentary breakfast of muffins, bagels, juice, and coffee is provided. The rooms themselves are all decorated individually and have such names and themes as “Jackson Pollock”, “Tiki House”, “Sinatra Suite”, “Surf Room”, and “Judy Garland”. I stayed in one of the 3 Marilyn Monroe inspired rooms, the “Norma Jean”. Each room contains artwork related to the celebrity or theme that it cele...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2002

Ballantines Hotel
1420 NORTH INDIAN CANYON
Palm Springs, California 92262
1-760-320-1178

The Taking of the Waters

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Story/Tip

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The Spa Hotel and Casino in Palm Springs offers not only accommodations, but a Vegas-esque casino experience as well. But that's not why I went there. I went there to experience what they call "The Taking Of The Waters". For $40 (you can get $10 if you book another service at the same time, such as a massage or facial), you go through 5 stages of relaxation. After you check in and are handed a fluffy robe, you head to the first stop - the steam room (wet heat). Once you are done there, you head over to the sauna (dry heat) -- stopping for water in between so you don't get dehydrated. There is a second sauna experience, which is the aromatherapy sauna, designed, open up your sinuses and assist with bre...Read More