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Riviera Palm Springs

1600 North Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs California 92262
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Palm Springs’ most legendary and luxurious retreat is reborn.

Original architect and visionary, Irwin Schuman fashioned the resort after major Vegas hotels like The Sands, The Flamingo, and The Stardust. Opening in 1959, the Riviera Resort immediately became the Palm Springs’ go-to hot spot for celebrities and sophisticates like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, who would lounge by the pool and in the Presidential Suite.

Elvis Presley was a frequent visitor at The Riviera and sought both refuge and rehearsal space in the Mediterranean Room for his band before leaving for tours and shows in Las Vegas. With the current $70 million dollar rejuvenation, the "Riv", as it is affectionately referred to by locals, rises to a new level of retro cool swank. Mixing themes of past and present with traditional American and European influence.

At night, the illuminated pool area of the modernist Riviera Resort transforms into a white-hot cocktail party, complete with oversized futons, creative cocktails and sarong-clad servers. Once inside, the crowd revels in the panoramic view of the sleek and modern decor and incredible people-watching. An authentic, hand-woven thatched hut above the pool deck serves as the main bar, casting a golden glow on the scene.