Palm Springs Shines at Meetings Today LIVE! West
Meetings Today LIVE! West attendees in Palm Springs, California. Credit: Wandering Maverick Photo + Film
Meetings Today LIVE! ventured to the glamorous SoCal destination of Greater Palm Springs for our mid-September West event and the desert delivered!
From host hotel The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa to site inspections and F&B pyrotechnics at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells; La Quinta Resort & Club; and the Palm Springs Convention Center, we experienced first-hand how some of the top meeting venues in the Coachella Valley can exceed attendee expectations.
Offsite activities also included a tour of Old Las Palmas, where stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood kept hideaway homes; a gondola ride up Mount Jacinto on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway; and a SUPERBLOOM art experience and final-night dinner amongst the impressive collection of warbirds at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
No one will forget flying to the moon on the surprise visit to the mid-century modern pad of Old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. You could almost hear ice cubes clinking in a highball.
Educational sessions included presentations from MPI Academy’s Jessie States and Courtney Stanley, creator and host of Meetings Today’s Dare to Interrupt podcast.
Check out some of our shots below from a desert destination that is definitely ready for its close-up!
The opening reception at host property Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa didn't disappoint. In the Backyard at Masters Plaza, one of the resort's impressive outdoor spaces, attendees enjoyed an evening of networking at sunset. Even dogs had a chance to participate in the fun, with pups from Palm Springs Animal Shelter in attendance as this year's CSR partner.
Highlights From Day One
From one-on-one networking and education to tours of meeting hotels like Renaissance Esmerelda and La Quinta Resort & Club, the first full day of Meetings Today LIVE! West in Palm Springs showed off some of the desert destination's best meeting offerings. Attendees were greeted to a fun surprise at La Quinta, where a speakeasy theme and Hollywood characters elevated the dinner experience.
Highlights From Day 2
Following another productive morning of one-on-one appointments and an education session from Courtney Stanley, keynote speaker and host of Meetings Today's Dare to Interrupt podcast, attendees departed for an afternoon of offsite tours including Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway experience, an art and architecture tour and closing dinner at the Palm Springs Air Museum.