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Spirit of the Season Comes to Life with “Desert Holidays” Celebration at Miramonte Resort & Spa

Palm Springs Resort Offers Five-Weeks of Family-Friendly Activities, Culinary Offerings and Special Rates Starting at $139

Indian Wells, Calif. – October 20, 2010 – The spirit of the holiday season comes to life this winter at Miramonte Resort & Spa with the inaugural “Desert Holidays” celebration. Whether with children or just a kid at heart, “Desert Holidays” offers a line-up of special activities for the local community as well as destination visitors. The five-week program of seasonal celebrations kicks off Thanksgiving weekend and ends New Years Day. Lodging rates during the “Desert Holidays” celebration begin at $139 per night and includes breakfast for two.

“Desert Holidays” kicks off on Thanksgiving weekend with the unveiling of the Gingerbread Village. Complimentary apple cider and hot chocolate will be served and kids can practice their cookie decorating skills. November 26 also marks the first night of Chef Robert Nyerick’s “Holidays Around the World” menu at The Grove Artisan Kitchen. The “Holidays Around the World” menu changes nightly to highlight the different culinary specialties of cultures around the globe.

Throughout the five-week celebration, the resort will offer cooking classes, cookie decorating, story telling and s’mores around the fire, chestnut roasting, holiday arts and craft and much more. Miramonte has a direct line to Santa Claus during the holidays with a drop box for letters to Santa. There also will be a number of opportunities for families to have breakfast with Saint Nick on select mornings. Entertainment will be a big part of the holiday celebration with live musical performances. There also will be a telescope for stargazing on clear winter nights.

On Christmas Eve, the resort will offer cookie decorating, Holidays Around the World in The Grove and the reading of The Night Before Christmas as the evening draws to an end. The next morning a Christmas buffet will be offered and Chef Nyerick will cook a holiday feast in The Grove for dinner.

A few days later guests can ring in the New Year at Miramonte with a special menu at The Grove and live entertainment in the Lounge.  

The WELL Spa at Miramonte also is serving up holiday cheer with The WELL Decadent Holiday package. This special holiday offering includes a 15-minute foot ritual with Chocoholic Body Icing, 15-minute sweet peppermint bath, a 45-minute Chocoholic Sherbet Scrub or Chocoholic Body Icing Massage, as well as a gift and complimentary peppermint dark hot chocolate. The WELL Decadent Holiday package is $149 and is available Sunday through Friday during the “Desert Holidays” celebration. Upgraded treatments also are available.

For reservations or to learn more about “Desert Holidays” at Miramonte, please call (800) 237-2926 or visit for an updated event calendar.

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 recently was named the No. 1 Resort Spa in North America by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, and Mediterranean-inspired Grove Artisan Kitchen, offer guests an unforgettable experience in an extraordinary environment. 

Miramonte Resort & Spa is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, which is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit or to join Destination Delivers, visit


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Media Contact:
Kristin Yantis, Malen Yantis Public Relations, (720) 532-0211,