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Miramonte Resort & Spa Unveils Grand Gingerbread Village on November 29

Proceeds support Desert Cancer Foundation

By purchasing a “lot” homebuilders have up until November 25th to submit a house for inclusion in the village. “Lots” range from $20 to $50 with 100 percent of the sales going to Desert Cancer Foundation, a Valley organization that pays for treatment of cancer patients who lack insurance or sufficient funds to pay for their medical care.

Gingerbread house “Lots” can be purchased by visiting Home builders can also choose to enter the competition for best gingerbread house in separate categories, from kids and enthusiasts to professional pastry chefs.  Prizes will be awarded upon the unveiling of the village.

Following the event, Miramonte’s five-week Desert Holidays celebration begins, encouraging the community to embrace the season and enjoy holiday cheer throughout the Mediterranean atmosphere of the resort.  Highlights of the program include:

  • Holiday Cooking Classes
  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus
  • Santa’s Workshop
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • S’mores Toasting
  • Chestnut Roasting
  • Letters to Santa
  • Smooth Sounds of the Season
  • Sassy & Sultry Thursday Happy Hour
  • Game Room Fun

For a holiday culinary experience, The Grove Artisan Kitchen will highlight “Holiday Dining Around the World” featuring different holiday cuisine of other countries, which will change each week.

Last but certainly not least, THE WELL® Spa holds a Spa-La-La-La-La party and Toy Drive on December 4th, and specialty treatments through the holidays at this award-winning spa include:

  • Hot Toddy for the Body
  • Winter Wonderland Facial
  • Sweet Retreat Pedicure
  • Seasonal Bliss Massage

For more information about Miramonte Resort & Spa and the full schedule of Desert Holidays activities visit  The resort is located at 45000 Indian Wells Lane in Indian Wells and can be reached at (760) 341-2200.

About Miramonte Resort & Spa

Miramonte Resort & Spa brings the spirit of the Mediterranean to the California desert community of Indian Wells, just minutes from Palm Springs. The intimate village features THE WELL® Spa, which has been consistently named in the Top 100 Resort Spas in North America by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Additionally, the acclaimed Mediterranean-inspired Grove Artisan Kitchen, offer guests an unforgettable farm-to-table culinary experience. Miramonte Resort & Spa is one of more than 40 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, which is consistently rated one of the top 10 independent hospitality management companies in the United States.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is the country’s fourth largest hospitality management company with a portfolio of extraordinary resorts and hotels that span the nation, from exhilarating alpine adventures to stunning beachfronts to vibrant urban destinations. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, Destination manages 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, each offering authentic, enriching experiences for the discerning traveler. The company’s award-winning collection features 113 unique restaurants, lounges and bars, 18 golf courses, 17 full-service spas and six IACC certified conference centers. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in premier locales in metropolitan and resort markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Maui, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. Headquartered in Colorado, the privately owned company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group.  For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

About Desert Cancer Foundation

Founded in 1994 with the mission of helping Coachella Valley families facing cancer, Desert Cancer Foundation’s primary role is to fund cancer diagnosis and treatment for residents who would otherwise be unable to access medical services due to financial limitations.  Desert Cancer Foundation serves residents of all ages and demographic groups, and funds treatment for cancers of all types including brain, lung, breast, ovarian, prostate, lymphoma, pancreatic, colon, leukemia, and testicular, among others.  The foundation has partnerships with physicians, medical centers, imaging centers, and other health care professionals providing state-of-the-art medical care.  

Chris Martello

Cord Media

Phone (760) 834-8599