Why Meet In Palm Springs

Kids climbing rocks and Piper jet airplane exhibit

Natural beauty. Ideal weather. Gorgeous mountains. A charming village feel. And friendly people. Great places to stay, play, eat, shop, and relax. The spirit of adventure is alive and well in Palm Springs, whether golfing in a tournament, sipping cocktails at a poolside reception, or team building on a mountain adventure, our visitors marvel at the truly unique combination of urban activities within our suburban village. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, jeep tours, tramway, museums, spas, nightlife, theater and live entertainment. Or everyone’s favorite, lounging poolside under our big blue skies in the warmth of the sun – we have it all.

Location, location, location… Our enviable location, within 90 driving minutes of San Diego, Orange County (beach cities), and Los Angeles has long made us a favorite for event planners seeking to attract a larger audience. Located 1.5 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport, the Palm Springs Convention Center is walking distance to 1600 hotel rooms and just blocks away from the Heart of Downtown and historic Palm Canyon Drive. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll or a morning power walk, drive and you miss finding that treasure to take back home.

There’s always something fun happening in Palm Springs with a variety of community and internationally recognized events. The Palm Springs International Film Festival, The BNP Paribas, Palm Springs Modernism Week, Kraft Nabisco LPGA Golf Tournament, The White Party, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Coachella Music Festival, Palm Springs Restaurant Week and many more. And did we mention our year round VillageFest – which occurs every Thursday evening, as Palm Canyon Drive closes to traffic and transforms into a vibrant pedestrian street fair called VillageFest. It’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike, and many meeting planners opt to begin the evening with a welcome reception, then encourage attendees to enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown and uptown.

Like No Place Else…..utilizing the natural desert landscape the Palm Springs Convention Center has created an authentic meeting oasis. Offering 120,000 square feet of carpeted exhibit space, 21 breakouts, a 20,000 square foot Ballroom, an 18,000 square foot Lobby with panoramic mountain views, and a 20,000 square foot Event Lawn, or the adjacent Jackie Lee Houston Plaza, options abound…..either indoors or out. Thoroughly modern, we offer state-of-the art high-speed wireless internet access throughout the facility; an innovative exclusive caterer, Savoury’s Full Service Catering, for onsite and off site events; and an experienced Event Services Team to help you tie everything together…..seamlessly. All Under One Roof. The Convention Center is conveniently attached to the beautiful Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, offering an additional 30,000 square feet of meeting space and 410 guest rooms.

Affordable variety of hotels, restaurants and shops to serve every visitor. Hotels at every price level, from full-service upscale hotels to small boutique properties and charming Inns. Fine dining to casual cafes and intimate bistros. We hope you’ll have time to explore and enjoy Palm Springs…Like No Place Else.