After receiving a $70 million facelift, the legendary Riviera Resort & Spa has reopened in Palm Springs, Calif. Once a hot spot for 1960s-era celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley, the Riviera has been modernized in order to appeal to a new generation of guests.
"Our goal was to preserve the original structure and pay tribute to its colorful past, repositioning the resort into a premiere Southern California destination resort," General Manager Brett Schoenfield said in a statement.
The 24-acre Riviera Resort & Spa, which originally opened in 1958, features the hotel's original facade, behind which is a new, updated Hollywood glam-style interior that includes a refurbished lobby, rooms, restaurant, landscaping and meeting facilities.
Originally 475 rooms, the new and improved property now offers 406 revamped guestrooms and luxury suites, ranging in cost from $289 to $4,800 per night. It also includes an 11,000-square-foot spa, a fine-dining restaurant and over 45,000 square feet of meeting space, including a large grand ballroom and over 10,000 square feet of outdoor function space.
The Riviera was acquired in 2006 by Seattle-based Noble House Hotels & Resorts, which spearheaded the resort-wide improvements.
For more information about the Riviera Resort & Spa, visit www.psriviera.com