I drove out to Palm Springs Friday after work, carpooling with my son, for a Saturday packed with charity events. He dropped me off at the Riviera, where I’d been lucky to get a reservation two months ago. My son was staying with friends who own a weekend home there. Hotel rooms are in demand as the desert’s autumn/winter high season kicks in, although, daytime temps hovering at 90 degrees (32C) aren’t what most would consider autumn and winter.
The Riviera is a classic, reminiscent of the Rat Pack era. It’s over the top luxurious, glitzy, bold, vibrant! A renovation in 2008 freshened the already-indulgent atmosphere to the max. The long hallways, angled off to the various wings, are all wallpapered in the pattern you see in the photo below. I’m guessing many people have wound up hopelessly lost after a few cocktails, this wallpaper making them so dizzy they simply turned in endless circles.
The gallery is from Friday night as I wandered through the hallways, pool, and lobby areas. ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)