July 18th, 2022

Five Reasons to Host Your Meeting or Incentive in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs offers everything from golf, to Hummer tours. Breathtaking tram rides take you from the desert floor to mountain peaks in a matter of minutes. Impressive celebrity estates are open for custom designed evenings of elegance. It's no wonder Palm Springs has been well guarded by the Hollywood elite, who’ve made it the vacation hideaway for years.

1. Music moves motivation 

Palm Springs landed on the world stage of music by hosting the gatherings that launched festival fever.  Time your meeting to Coachella or Stagecoach to increase the buzz for the incentive. 

Another option that avoids the crowds is to incorporate a festival themed evening event into the agenda. Creating an exclusive musical moment for your attendees, whether onsite at your selected hotel or at the actual location of the festivals themselves, is a win-win. Just be sure to add a Ferris wheel for an authentic interactive touch. 

2. Decades of celebrity appeal 

Since the 1920s, Palm Springs has been Hollywood's desert playground, where celebrities escape the hustle and bustle of showbiz.  

Dine at the homes of legends such as Frank Sinatra or Dinah Shore, whose former home has been renovated by contemporary Hollywood phenom Leonardo DiCaprio. The celebrity cache can also be felt on behind-the-scenes estate tours led by insiders where you walk in the footsteps of icons such as Elvis Presly. 

Hollywood glamour informs onsite events as well and the style and swag of cinema generations come to life during a variety of gatherings ranging from elegant to trending. 

3. Recreation reigns supreme 

Whether you like golf, tennis, hiking or other adventures, Palm Springs features excursions suited for all. 

Known as the Golf Capital of the World, Palm Springs is home to more than 110 golf courses including the world’s most beautiful and most popular PGA arenas. It’s the perfect destination for avid golfers to check a course or two off their bucket list. Tennis fans can enjoy a private day on the courts where the thrilling BNP Paribas Open is played annually. Joshua Tree National Park offers a wide range of options from a casual hike to thrilling rock climbing, all while surrounded by scenic desert landscapes. 

4. Sun-shiny Days 

Palm Springs has more than 350 days of sunshine with less than five inches of rain each year.  It is a wonderful place to visit during winter, spring, and fall months. If you are planning for a group that is looking to escape their day-to-day grind - be it in snow, rain, or humidity - the warm and dry desert climate is a welcome draw. Nothing says vacation like a fresh cocktail sipped by a cool pool in the sunshine.   

A local’s tip: Summer is considered the “off-season” as temperatures reach triple digits. This is a great time to secure lower rates for groups as leisure travel slows due to reduced hours of some businesses, however there is still plenty of fun to be had! 

5. The perfect home for every group 

The variety of resorts in Palm Springs is like no other destination. Luxury, boutique, and thematic properties have outposts in the area offering a wide range of accommodations for planners to chose from.   

Larger groups feel right at home at the newly renovated JW Marriott Desert Springs. High-end incentives fit right in at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage where younger sales groups will love the vibe at the new Margaritaville Resort or hip Kimpton Rowan.  

With 50+ hotels and resorts scattered across the desert sands, there is an ideal option for every meeting. 

Ready to give your attendees an unforgettable experience in Palm Springs? Please contact your Global DMC Partners Sales Advisor or info@globaldmcpartners.com.