“Rachel’s Featured Gems” is written by (you guessed it!) Rachel Greenberg, NileGuide’s Marketing Coordinator. Her opinions may be biased, but her taste is impeccable.
Built from a 1965 classic motel and roadside diner, the Ace Hotel Palm Springs lives up to its Americana past, with a huge dose of extra cool sprinkled in. The hotel’s old-school layout centers around The Swim Club which includes a pool, hot tub, hammocks, “massage yurts”, and the pool-side watering hole, The Short Bus Bar, which serves alcoholic snow cones.
Along with a fully equipped spa, the hotel also runs the King’s Highway restaurant, serving “American peasant food”, and an old ranch-hand bar called the Amigo Room which mixes clean, classic drinks. To top it off, Ace Hotel Palm Springs’ incredibly appealing calendar of events makes sure a party is scheduled for almost every day of the week.
Some of the best are as follows:
Sissy Bingo with Linda Fabulous: Linda is the grandmother you always dreamed of having. One part dinner show, one part game show.
Karaoke: Hostess Keish leads the vocally-fearless in a classic sing-a-long night.
Craft Night: On the last Wednesday of every month Ranger Joe hosts a craft night worthy of the most adept girl scout. And yes, there’s booze.
Reunion: DJ Day spins eclectic, mellow beats and invites you “chill and be yourself”. Sounds lovely!
Intoxica Radio Live with Howie Pyro: Friday night is dance night and Pyro wants you to groove your booty off during his sets. And who pray-tell is Howie Pyro? He’s the DJ of Christina Aguilera’s 21st birthday party and the owner of Phil Spector’s old dog. Duh.
Discotheque: The best of the downtown LA club scene comes to Palm Springs to party and play music for the night.
TGIS Dance Party: The last Sunday of every month a dance party is thrown in the honor of service and hospitality workers who are just getting to their weekend. (And on Sundays through October stop by the pool for a free haircut from Rudy’s Barbershop.)
If you need some detox after all that fun, The Ace has yoga on Wednesdays and pilates on Thursdays in The Commune.