In celebration of the 13th Annual Coachella Music Festival, Riviera Palm Springs invites music buffs to escape reality and get immersed in a lyrical wonderland with the Music Lovers’ Retreat. This year, guests will spend two full weekends — April 13-15 and 20-22 — amping up at this legendary resort while indulging to the tunes of Coachella headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.
MUSIC LOVERS’ RETREAT • APRIL 13 – 22, 2012 ~ Starting at $650/night*
• “Party with a View” Suite Accommodations
• “At Your Door” Shuttle Service
• Fully-stocked Rockstar Mini Bar
• Hydration Welcome Amenity
• Late-night Munchie Platter Nightly
• Daily Recovery Breakfast
Coachella announced the 2012 lineup in January, showing no lack of genres with rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music all represented. More than 75,000 music lovers will descend upon Coachella Valley to listen to 125+ bands including: Bon Iver, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In, La Roux, M83, AVICII, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, and Gary Clark Jr.
The ultimate Coachella weekend at Riviera Palm Springs starts the set with swanky Mediterranean Junior Suite accommodations, a “spin” from traditional digs, designed in chic, modern decor — marked by bold artwork, dripping in chocolates, tangerines and bright pinks. A fully stocked mini bar fit for a rock star toasts to an epic weekend before groups hit the fairgrounds. Roundtrip transfers to bus shuttles allow festival goers to remain focused on catching as many acts as possible and finding the best views of the stage. Upon return to Riviera, late night munchie platters and Gatorade refuel the weary before hitting the sheets or the streets for the night.
After a full day of heart pumping music, a day of recovery comes in the form of daily breakfast at Circa 59, sparkling pools, private cabanas, and poolside fire pits. Sun-drenched chaise lounges call for chilled cocktails created by resident mixologists at Bikini Bar or retreat from the sun at Sidebar, a swanky spot serving up small plates and old-school-cool drinks. Live entertainment continues beyond the festival as poolside DJs spin the hottest hits all afternoon, with specials including the signature Frank Sinatra Cocktail Hour & Flag Raising, offering 50 percent off drinks from 4–5pm daily.
Riviera Palm Springs recently completed a $70 million modernization and continues to inspire some of the desert’s best-kept secrets. Creating a “re-mix” of ’60s influences, from oversized crystal chandeliers and vibrant shag rugs to Andy Warhol pop art and an eclectic blend of retro furnishings, Riviera Palm Springs also boasts hundreds of towering palms, sparkling pools, private cabanas, and intimate poolside fire pits. (866/588-8311, www.psriviera.com)
*Minimum three-night stay required. Based on double occupancy. Offer is based on availability.