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This Mother’s Day weekend treat mom to a special getaway that includes exceptional dining and pampering spa treatments at these outstanding Indian Wells, California resorts:

Take Mom to Brunch on Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa’s superb Lantana Restaurant will offer a bounteous Mother’s Day buffet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $26 for adults, $13 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Advance reservations are suggested. Call (760) 341-1000.

Sip bottomless champagne and purchase select bottles of wine at 50 percent off while you savor a variety of delectable menu selections at the elegant IW Club Restaurant & Bar located at the spectacular Indian Wells Golf Resort. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $39 for adults; $17 for children ages 6-11. For reservations call, (760) 834-3800. Visit to view the full Mother’s Day brunch menu online.

Treat mom to a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at the award-winning Miramonte Resort & Spa. Enjoy mouth-watering omelets, custom-tossed salads, iced seafood, hand-carved beef, lamb and chicken, savory pastries and more. The brunch menu will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $49 for adults, $19 for children ages 3-11 (excluding tax and gratuity). For brunch reservations, call (760) 341-7200.

The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa will also host a multicourse Mother’s Day buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $49 per adult, $22 per child. For more information and reservations, call (760) 836-1286.

Pamper Mom with an Indian Wells Spa Ritual

Nothing says “I love you” on Mother’s Day than gifting mom with a spa treatment or mini-getaway. The WELL Spa at the Miramonte Resort & Spa celebrates mothers the entire month of May with three rejuvenating specials:

Queen for the Day -$500 (includes gratuity)

A package created for royalty! The experience includes one 60-minute massage of choice, one 60-minute facial of choice, an essential manicure and pedicure, and lunch.

Radiance Facial - $130

This 60-minute facial has an encapsulated oxygenating molecule that is infused into skin throughout the facial, leaving skin radiant and youthful.

Mamma Mia Massage - $125

Enjoy a 60-minute massage that is created just for you with pressure than can be catered to your mood and preference.

Book one these special treatments by calling 1 (866) THE-WELL. The Spa also offers gift cards in any amount so mom can choose her own treatment. Purchase by phone or online at (The WELL Spa/About The WELL).

You can also spoil mom with Spa Esmeralda’s Mother’s Day Getaway special, which features a 60-minute Warm Cocoa Butter Massage and Rose Petal Organic Facial for only $199:

Warm Cocoa Butter Massage - A cocoa butter massage is a relaxing experience and beneficial for the skin. Mom will enjoy a 60-minute full body massage that will sooth aching muscles and relax her from head to toe.

Rose Petal Facial - Spa Esmeralda’s Ilike Rose Petal Facial is rich in organic rose petals, rose oil and vitamins. This 60-minute facial is enriched with antioxidants using natural and certified organic ingredients to treat, nourish and beautify the skin. The treatment concludes with a NuFace face lift that will have mom looking 10 years younger!

For more information or to book an appointment, call (760) 836-1265 or visit This special expires on May 31, 2013.


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The next time you visit Indian Wells – and we hope it’s very soon – be sure to take a walk or ride on the wild side with The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden’s private safari tour options. And whether you’re new to The Living Desert or a repeat visitor, taking a safari tour is an ideal way for groups of family, friends, and business associates to explore the park.

Located in Indian Wells and PalmDesert, The Living Desert is an extraordinary 1,800-acre zoo and conservation park abundant with plants, animals, nature and hiking trails. The park offers five unique tour packages for groups: Senior Safari, Safari Riding, Safari Walking, VIP Private Safari, and self guided packages.

Depending on the package you select, amenities may include a narrated riding tour, box lunch, tour of the TennityWildlifeHospital, behind the scenes at the District Commissioner’s House, and more up-close-and-personal experiences including meeting the animals of the Wildlife Wonders Show and their trainers. You can also build your own personalized guided safari tour if you have particular exhibits and areas you prefer to explore. Please note that all group packages (excluding the VIP Private Safari) require a 15-person minimum.

Advance reservations are required; prepaid block tickets are available. The LivingDesert is open daily Oct. 1 to May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, rates and reservations, visit

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Now is the time to plan an Easter getaway to the luxurious Southern California resort destination of Indian Wells, California where you’ll fine plenty of ways to unwind and celebrate the Easter holiday in style.

A stay at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa is one can’t-miss experience.  At this luxurious Indian Wells resort you, your family and friends will enjoy a variety of dining options on March 31 for Easter Sunday brunch at the picturesque Lantana Restaurant. The restaurant’s Easter Sunday brunch options include breakfast stations with Belgian waffles and Eggs Benedict; carving station with roasted prime rib and brown sugar glazed ham; and two delicious fish and chicken hot entrees. Price is $48 per person, $24 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 years and under.

Whether you’re a guest at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, visiting the Greater Palm Springs area, or a desert resident, you’ll surely want to take advantage of Agua Serena Spa’s revitalizing spring treatments available through May 31, 2013.

The award-winning Agua Serena Spa’s featured spring specials include:

  • Match Point – Includes choice of the Flowing Palms Swedish Massage or Athletic Restoration Massage and a small gift, priced at $125 for 60 minutes or $185 for 90 minutes.
  • Take Me Out for a Spa Day – Includes a 60-minute Thai Lemongrass Body Polish, a 30-minute Targeted Tension Relief Massage, and a healthy salad from the Spa Bites menu, priced at $225.
  • Desert Quench A 75-minute skin hydration session with atomized moisturizers and antioxidants, leaving skin toned and revitalized, priced at $175.
  • Sparkle Under the Sun (for Teens & Tweens) – A shampoo and blow dry with complimentary tinsel touch extensions, priced at $55.

To make your Lantana Restaurant Easter brunch reservations, call (760) 674-4165. Please note that a credit cart is required for reservations. For Agua Serena Spa reservations, call (760) 341-1000 or visit

And for more information about Hyatt Regency Indian Wells’ Easter offerings, as well as value added specials and packages, visit the resort website at or call (760) 341-1000.

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What is your idea of the perfect day? If it has anything to do with art, plan to visit Indian Wells, California in April for the art festival where you’ll find a source of creative inspiration around every corner.

The 11th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival is set to take place April 5-7, 2013 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. More than 200 award-winning artists will showcase their fine art and quality crafts in the Tennis Garden’s magnificent plaza. Offerings include paintings, drawings, ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, apparel, and handcrafted wares. Watch the creative process in action as artists engage in on-site demonstrations of glass blowing, painting, large-scale stone sculpturing, larger-than-life mural painting, sand sculpture, wood carving, and pottery throwing.

An epicurean marketplace offers gourmet specialties, while sidewalk chalk drawing, children’s activities, wine tasting, live musical entertainment, book signings, and refreshments are ongoing throughout the Festival. Sunday morning features the popular “Eggs & Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu until noon.

Consecutively ranked as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Indian Wells Arts Festival offers a festive art marketplace experience for both the collector and first-time buyer. The Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (gates close at 4 p.m.). Entry fee is $12 for adults; free for children 12 and under. Free general parking and valet parking are available. For more information, visit

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Grooves on the Green Makes Its Debut at Indian Wells Golf Resort

If jazz is your thing and listening to world-class musicians perform outdoors under the desert stars sounds appealing, you won’t want to miss “Grooves on the Green,” a new jazz concert series that makes it debut at the Indian Wells Golf Resort on Sunday, February 16, 2013.

The premiere concert on February 16 features an all-star cast of artists performing on the green at the famed Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California. These smooth jazz all-stars include Phil Perry, one of the greatest R&B jazz vocalists of our time; Billboard chart-topper guitarist/singer Steve Oliver; pianist Brian Simpson who has garnered two number #1 smooth jazz hits; and premier solo guitarist, the legendary Paul Jackson Jr.

On Saturday, March 2, Grammy Award-nominated jazz fusion ensemble Hiroshima takes the stage. Hiroshima has performed for more than three decades with an inimitable sound that blends jazz, R&B, and pop with Japanese Folk music and instruments.

On Saturday, March 23, Grooves on the Green presents acclaimed smooth jazz trumpeter Rick Braun with special guests, gifted keyboardist Greg Karukas and internationally renowned saxophonist Michael Paulo.

VIP Reserved Table Seating is $85 per person in advance ($90 at the door). VIP table seating includes a VIP reception and wine tasting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gold Seating advance tickets are $45 per person ($50 at the door) for open theater seating. Doors open for Gold Seating at 7 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Table seating is limited and these premier events are expected to sellout so be sure to purchase your tickets today by visiting For more information, call (760) 843-3812.

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Make Indian Wells your weekend getaway destination of choice February 23 and 24. Aside from our sparkling pools, great spas and golf, excellent dining and the ARTWALK in Indian Wells Fine Arts Festival taking place that weekend, the 2nd Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival on Saturday, February 23 promises a spectacular afternoon of music and libations at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in nearby Indio. Here’s your chance to see American blues icon, the legendary B.B. King performing live on stage. The music line-up also includes Paul Thorn, Penny Unniversity, and Alex A and the Fermented. This year, the selection of wines available for tasting includes a variety of labels from various regions of California. Samples of hand-crafted beer from diverse regional breweries will be featured in the tasting garden. Indian Wells’ luxurious Miramonte Resort & Spa is offering a special overnight concert package that includes two tickets to the Fest. Click here. Other premier Indian Wells hotels offerings a variety of seasonal specials include Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells Resort Hotel, and Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa.

Tickets to the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival can also be purchased separately online at General admission $75 (includes access to the show, seven tastings, free parking, and souvenir tasting glass). VIP admission $175 (includes VIP entrance to event, VIP parking, seven tastings, reserved seating with custom logo captain’s chair to take home, souvenir tasting glass, and free RWB poster). Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the day of the Festival. Children under the age of 12 are free; however, ticket holders must show ID and be 21 or older for beer and wine tastings.

For online ticket purchase and full details including participating wineries and breweries, click here.

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Take part in some of the most cherished traditions of the holiday season with an Indian Wells winter vacation experience at the luxurious Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. There’s something for everyone during twelve days of family-friendly festivities!

Dec. 17: Story Time with Mrs. Claus – 10-11 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., STIR Lounge

Gather around Mrs. Claus for some of her best-loved stories, accompanied by milk and cookies.

Dec. 18: Sacred Heart Choir Carolers – 5:30-6:30 p.m., Glo Lobby Bar

Enjoy and sing along with the holiday harmonies of the Sacred Heart Choir.

Dec. 19: Holiday Cookie Decorating – 2-4 p.m., STIR Lounge (Reservations required.)

Participate in holiday cookie decorating with the Renaissance Esmeralda’s master chef.

Dec. 20: Holiday Cocktail Class – 4-5 p.m., STIR Lounge (Must be 21 or older; reservations required.)

Learn how to concoct the perfect holiday cocktails. Of course, sampling is encouraged!

Dec. 21: Xavier Choir Carolers – 5:30-6:30 p.m., Glo Lobby Bar

Kick off the holiday weekend with the angelic melodies of classic holiday tunes.

Dec. 22: Carriage Rides – 12-4 p.m.

Enjoy a charming, Dickens-inspired carriage ride throughout the resort’s stunning property

Dec. 23: Pancakes & Santa – 9-11 a.m. breakfast buffet, Cava ($24 for adults, $12 for children. Reservations required. Call (760) 773-4444.)

The entire family will not want to miss this very special breakfast with Santa.

Dec. 24: Tree Trimming – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Experience the nostalgia of decorating ornaments and stringing popcorn while snacking on milk and cookies.

Dec. 25: Gingerbread Houses – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Reservations required.)

Adults and kids will delight in creating gingerbread houses on Christmas Day.

Dec. 26: Roasting Chestnuts – 4-6 p.m., fire pits

Meet at the fire pits for traditional chestnut roasting.

Dec. 27: S’mores – 7-9 p.m., Rose Lawn

Love s’mores? Join the Renaissance staff on the Rose Lawn for this scrumptious treat.

Dec. 28: Eggnog Tasting – 4-6 p.m., Glo Lobby Bar (Reservations required.)

Savor the ritual of holiday eggnog while relaxing in Renaissance Esmeralda’s beautiful lobby bar.

All events are complimentary (except Pancakes & Santa) and open to Renaissance Esmeralda guests and local residents. A donation of one or two cans of food for the FIND Food Bank is appreciated. Some activities require an RSVP and have limited space.

For more 12 Days of Renaissance festivities information, click here.  For event reservations, call (760) 836-1286.

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The spirit of the yuletide season shines brightly in Indian Wells,Californiaat Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa where you can indulge in a variety of holiday-inspired dining experiences and spa treatments.

Enjoy a romantic holiday escape for two and start the day off right with Hyatt Regency Indian Wells’ Holiday Breakfast Package. Starting at $169 per night, the package is available from Nov.30, 2012 – Jan 6, 2013 and includes overnight accommodations, daily breakfast for two at Lantana restaurant, and a holiday-themed amenity.

Click here to reserve the Holiday Breakfast Package or contact the resort by phone at (760) 341-1000.

Also, throughout the month of December, you can take advantage of daily promotions at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa including:

Monday: Discounted Holiday Rocks 30-minute Express Manicure at Agua Serena Spa priced at $40.
Tuesday: Complimentary seasonal dessert at Lantana, with entrée purchase
Wednesday: Half priced bottles of wine at Lantana, with entrée purchase
Thursday: Seasonal cocktail flight at Agave Sunset, priced at $7 for four mini-cocktails.
Friday: Dine at Lantana and receive $25 off your next visit when you spend a minimum of
Saturday: $15DayUsePass for Agua Serena Spa.
Sunday: Discounted Cranberry Facial at Agua Serena Spam priced at $99.

On December 25, enjoy a special Christmas buffet at Lantana featuring roasted prime rib and sautéed sea bass entrees, along with elaborate dessert offerings. Price per person is $29 for adults, $18.50 for children 6-12, and complimentary for children 5 and under (excluding tax and gratuity).

The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells’ luxurious Agua Serena Spa will also be offering select “Spa’liday” specials from December 1 through January 31, 2013.

For holiday dining reservations, please call (760) 674-4165. For details on spa specials, call Agua Serena Spa at (760) 674-4100.

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Indulge in an Indian Wells vacation this fall at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa to experience modern luxury at its finest. In celebration of the resort’s recently unveiled, extensive enhancements to guestrooms and guest corridors, the Renaissance Esmeralda is offering a special “Stay Your Way” package. The “Stay Your Way” package includes $100 in resort credit (to be used towards dining on property or at Spa Esmeralda) with introductory rates starting at $179 per night.

You’ll delight in the Renaissance Esmeralda’s artful renovation, which features guest room furnishings, carpeting, wall coverings and lighting selected in serene desert hues. You can easily stay in touch with home or office and chill out to your iPod playlist:  Tech-savvy amenities include hard-wire and wireless Internet availability, as well as lamps with multiple plug-in capacity and iHome systems with iPod docking stations.

To book this exclusive “Stay Your Way” package today, please call (800) 321-1508 or visit and quote promotion code I24.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly at the Miramonte Resort & Spa located in the heart of Indian Wells, California and just 30 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport. You’ll definitely want to book your stay now – the Miramonte is offering special holiday rates starting at just $99 per night through January 6, 2013!

The Miramonte Resort once again hosts its delightful Desert Holidays extravaganza. Upcoming festivities at the Mediterranean-inspired resort include cooking classes, Holiday Tapas Thursdays, live entertainment, chestnut roasting, s’more toasting under the stars, and so much more.

The Miramonte’s acclaimed Artisan Grove Kitchen is also featuring a globally-inspired epicurean dining experience with rotating menu selections, as well as special multicourse menus for Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner celebrations.

Be sure to relax and rejuvenate at the Miramonte’s award-winning WELL Spa during your visit. Holiday spa specials include the 60-minute Seasonal Bliss Massage ($99); Gingerbread Treat, which includes 45-minute scrub and 45-minute massage ($195); and 75-minute Milk and Cookies Manicure and Pedicure ($99). What’s more, purchase two 30-minute gift certificates at the WELL Spa and receive a 30-minute certificate for yourself – free! Gift certificates are also available in increments of 45, 60 and 90 minutes.

Book your holiday vacation at the Miramonte Resort & Spa today by calling the resort’s reservations line at (866) 642-9712 or click here now.


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