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Welcome to the Miramonte Resort & Spa Blog. Our California resort provides you with a place to share your favorite Miramonte Resort memory or experience in Palm Desert. Read, post, share and become part of the community.

November
26
2013

Miramonte Resort & Spa Cyber Monday Special: 50 Percent Off Best Available Rates

Posted by Laura Hunt Little  |  November 26, 2013

Miramonte Resort & Spa will offer an incredible savings on the highly anticipated Cyber Monday, for all reservations made between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on December 2nd.  The Cyber Monday special provides a 50 percent savings off the best available rates for travel between January 1 and November 30, 2014.

 

For an extremely affordable luxurious getaway in the height of the Palm Springs season – boasting winter temperatures averaging in the high 70’s during the day – Cyber Monday makes it possible.  Located in distinguished Indian Wells, about 15 miles from downtown Palm Springs, the Mediterranean-inspired Miramonte Resort & Spa enables visitors to rejuvenate and relax in a setting with abundant garden surroundings, magnificent mountain backgrounds, a plethora of surrounding palm trees, and elegant yet charming Villa style accommodations.

 

 


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September
12
2013

Virgin America Just Made It Easier to Get from New York to Miramonte Resort & Spa

Posted by Laura Hunt Little  |  September 12, 2013

Award-Winning Airline Brings Back Nation’s Only Nonstop Service from New York City to Palm Springs

Just in time to book winter getaways, Virgin Airlines is again expanding its service to Palm Springs with its 2013-2014 seasonal flight schedule from JFK to PSP – the only nonstop flight offered from the New York City area to the desert oasis.  The nonstop flight will add to Virgin America’s seasonal daily connecting flight schedule from JFK to PSP and its seasonal daily nonstop schedule from SFO to PSP.

 


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March
21
2013

Rick Braun with special guests Greg Karukas and Michael Paulo, Sat. March 23rd

Posted by Laura Hunt Little  |  March 21, 2013

Acclaimed trumpet player Rick Braun returns to the Coachella Valley with his dynamic horn. Arguably one of the most versatile and entertaining instrumentalists of our generation, Braun has the ability to shift gears from smooth jazz, to funk, pop, R&B and straight ahead jazz. His talent has shared the stage with music legends such as Rod Stewart and Sade.

And if that's not enough, joining Braun will be the incredible pianist/composer Greg Karukas. Currently the music director for the world-famous Dave Koz Cruise, Karukas has led and performed with the top names in smooth jazz. Last but not least, Michael Paulo, one of the most versatile saxophonists of our generation, rounds out this spectacular line-up. The Hawaiian-born sax man cut his teethnbsp;with the likes of legendary vocalist Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Kenny Loggins, and more.

Grooves on the Green is presented by Apaulo Music Productions at Indian Wells Golf Resort and is sponsored by Miramonte Resort & Spa.

 

Rick Braun

 


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February
22
2013

"Hiroshima" Headlines Grooves on the Green

Posted by Laura Hunt Little  |  February 22, 2013

Hiroshima will headline Grooves on the Green, an evening of world class music in a beautiful setting under the stars at Indian Wells Golf Resort and sponsored by Miramonte Resort & Spa.  The concert is set for Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Guest vocalist Terry Steele (former Hiroshima lead vocalist) joins the 2010 Grammy nominated band for a special concert featuring their latest CD, "Departure," and other favorites.

                                                 

With over 30 years performing together, Hiroshima offers crowds an unforgettable musical experience. Their unique blend of Asian instruments such as the Japanese Koto and the smooth rhythm of western R&B make them the number one Asian American Band in the world. June Kuramoto on the koto is an American treasure and music icon. No one else in the world possesses her ability to bridge the gap between traditional Asian music and western jazz.  Hiroshima's music has been heard in film, television, concert stages and festivals throughout the world.

 

 


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December
10
2012

Miramonte Spa Guests Donate Toys

Posted by Laura Hunt Little  |  December 10, 2012

Guests attending the Spa La La La La party at THE WELL Spa on Thursday, Decemcer 6th donated an entire bin of toys for children at Shelter From The Storm. Shelter From The Storm provides services and counseling for victims of domestic abuse in the Coachella Valley. Spa staff are pictured just before delivering the toys to the charity. THANK YOU to our guests for your generosity!

October
26
2012

Miramonte Concierge Receives Award of Excellence

Posted by Jim Pedone  |  October 26, 2012

The Miramonte Resort & Spa celebrated Concierge Wanda Cooper for receiving the 2012 Recognition of Service Excellence Award by the Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. This award is presented to a frontline staff member who has enriched the overall experiences for visitors to the Palm Springs area by providing exceptional customer service and hospitality.

Wanda Cooper with Miramonte General Manager Stan Kantowski (left) and CVA President Scott White.


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May
23
2012

Miramonte Resort & Spa Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Posted by Laura Hunt Little  |  May 23, 2012

Miramonte Resort and Spa has just earned a prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award fromTripAdvisor! We are grateful to all of our guests who have rated their stay with us so highly. We are so pleased to have hosted you here and invite you to come back again.


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March
16
2012

WELLness Blog: Laugh it off

Posted by Michelle Stewart  |  March 16, 2012

Humor relieves stress and anxiety and prevents depression, helping put our troubles in perspective. Laughter can help boost the immune system, increase pain tolerance, enhance mood and creativity, and lower blood pressure, potentially improving treatment outcomes for many health problems. Humor may also be related to happiness, which has been linked to high self-esteem, extroversion, and feeling in control. 


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January
01
2012

Roasted Duck Breast, Poached White Asparagus and Kumquat Salad

Posted by Robert Nyerick, Executive Chef  |  January 01, 2012

 

When I was in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year I was exposed to Kumquats. The way they were given out and cared for in their use set an impression on me to this day. Whenever is see the Kumquat trees beginning to ripen here on property, it is a sign of the coming holiday season. My Destination Dish for the month of January is a Roasted Duck Breast, Poached White Asparagus and Kumquat Salad. Create this dish at home using the below recipe or visit The Grove Artisan Kitchen at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Palm Springs.


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November
28
2011

Jingle all the way to Miramonte Resort & Spa!

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  November 28, 2011

Check out all the holiday festivities in this article at Desert Sun online. See below.


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November
09
2011

Palm Springs Executive Chef, Robert Nyerick, Stirs Up Support For Great Cause

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  November 09, 2011

Grove Artisan Kitchen & Miramonte Resort & Spa are pleased to host this year's Chef's Auction. This fundraising event benefits the Pendleton Foundation, which supports Coachella Valley families who are dealing with cancers of all kinds. Read more below for information on how you can help, and some of the great prizes you can win!


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October
04
2011

Desert Luxury Resort, Miramonte, Offers Free Wellness Classes during October

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  October 04, 2011

Miramonte Resort & Spa recently unveiled the inagurual October Wellness Inspired Month. Join us at our Palm Springs resort as we celebrate October as a month to focus on health and wellness. The Wellness Inspired program embraces healthy living by offering guests and locals complimentary classes and seminars on spa and beauty, healthy eating and emotional well being. Daily classes and activities are completely complimentary and we invite all to participate!


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September
15
2011

Goodbye Palm Springs Summer, Hello Indian Wells Autumn!

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  September 15, 2011

It’s almost the end of summer, and we’re sad to say the only bit of nature we indulged in was the mint leaf in our mojito. Oh well, there’s always next summer! What are you planning for this Fall? We’re excited about some brand new offers we’re putting together for you.

Stay tuned for upcoming eNewsletter specials regarding tennis packages, fall Well Spa packages, golf news, and Wellness Inspired promotions!

August
29
2011

Miramonte, A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  August 29, 2011

Recently, Miramonte Resort & Spa received some great coverage on Boomer-Living.com from writer, Marjorie Rothstein.

Read the article here:

At the end of July I had this dream of swimming laps in the moonlight on a warm summer’s eve. The pool was huge, and the water was fresh and just the right temperature. As usual, I would not dive in, since I like to go in more slowly these days. But the water was so perfect, a fast dive skimming the surface and landing smoothly on the great expanse would have been heavenly. Every...

 


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August
15
2011

Win a free Well Spa, Signature Foot Ritual in Indian Wells, named #1 Resort Spa in N. America by Conde Nast Traveler

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  August 15, 2011

Did you view the Foot Ritual video on our Facebook page and become a fan? We always take care of our Facebook and Twitter friends, and here's your chance to win a complimentary Foot Ritual from The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa. The Well Spa was named the #1 Resort Spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler.

Watch the video and in the Comments section, tell us why you deserve a complimentary Foot Ritual. We'll pick the 5 best responses and treat you!


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August
11
2011

Thursday Nights are Tapas Nights at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Palm Springs

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  August 11, 2011

Tonight is Thursday Tapas. Thirsty and hot? Come check out our new lounge furniture, and grab a bite and a glass. Thursday Tapas Night is the time to do it! We’ll be featuring live guitar music, Sangria for $5, and an extensive Tapas menu for only $6 a plate. We hope to see you there!

Here's a link to our Tapas menu. Yum, don't those Lobester Quesadillas sound good!

August
08
2011

Palm Springs Luxury Resort Chef Cools Down the Kitchen with a No-Heat Summer Dish

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  August 08, 2011

We are SO. HOT. And we should be. C’mon, we live in the desert here at Miramonte Resort and Spa. Summer temps rise and all we want to do is grab a water bottle and crank the A/C.

Today Chef Robert had an idea. Why don’t we feature a dish that is simple, full of flavor, light, and doesn't require the use of an oven?! We thought (and we often think) he had a brilliant suggestion. We can’t wait to run by the market on our way home tonight, and after a quick bit of chopping and stirring…viola. Dinner will be served.

For the Ahi Tuna Tartar Salad recipe and method, see below.


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August
02
2011

Top 10 Summer Activities in Palm Springs, California

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  August 02, 2011

It is hot in the desert, and at Miramonte Resort & Spa, but there are plenty of warm-weather activities to keep you cool and having fun!

1. McCallum Theatre- Great venue for plays, performing arts & concerts.

2. Palm Springs Art Museum- The Valley's premier art museum, with internationally-recognized exhibits.

3. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway- One of Palm Springs' best attractions! Make a day of it and ride the tram up the mountain, dine with family and friends, and watch the sun set before catching the last tram down.

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July
13
2011

Palm Springs resort, Miramonte, presents creative & luxury spaces for meetings and events

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  July 13, 2011

Did you know Miramonte has hosted events for some of the USA’s largest companies? See some of our pictures below. Pretty amazing, huh! We’ve done a Spiderman-themed event for Sony Pictures Entertainment, created a Moroccan Kasbah evening for Allergan USA, and a 50’s Sock Hop/Diner/Drive-in Movie Theme for Barnes Inc.

We’re flexible yet fastidious, and responsive and reliable. The most important factor- we’re excited to help plan your next meeting. Contact us and we’ll build the best event and/or meeting for your organization!

Miramonte Sales
1.800.237.2926
hcollins@destinationhotels.com
www.miramonteresort.com


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June
13
2011

Rehearsal Dinner tips from Palm Springs Wedding Director, Shawna Salwinski

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  June 13, 2011

Wedding season is upon us. Are you ready for your desert resort wedding? Or any wedding, for that matter! Shawna Salwinski, our Director of Romance, has some fabulous tips for making your rehearsal dinner fun, focused, and fashionable.

  • Keep It Simple – you don’t want to take away any surprises or elegance from the big wedding day
  • Create A Theme – this makes it fun and memorable for your wedding guests
  • Specialty/Signature Cocktails – create a drink that sums up the bride and groom, or tie in a specialty wine, beer or cocktail with your wedding menu theme
  • Short And Sweet – remember that tomorrow is a big day, don’t stay out too late and get plenty of rest


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June
08
2011

Palm Springs Chef, Robert Nyerick, helps you create a memorable Father's Day for Dad from an original Miramonte recipe

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  June 08, 2011

Miramonte's Executive Chef, Robert Nyerick, has been busy in the Grove Artisan Kitchen developing a simple and easy recipe for you to re-create in your kitchen at home for Father's Day.


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June
01
2011

Miramonte's Director of Romance, Shawna Salwinski, makes a couple’s wedding day in Palm Springs perfect

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  June 01, 2011

Our Wedding Director, Shawna Salwinski, was recently interviewed by BuyerInteractive, a website with tools and resources for hotel purchasing pros. Shawna discusses how she creates a perfect day and flawless experience for couples tying the knot at Miramonte Resort & Spa.

Congrats on the article, Shawna! With all the weekends, energy and extra-effort she devotes to being Director of Romance, she deserves an award...but a great interview is an accomplishment too!

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May
27
2011

Memorial Weekend Skincare Tips from Spa Director, Christina Frantzen

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  May 27, 2011

If you’re like us (Heeeeello, sunny California!), we love the sun, and we love long holiday weekends even more! This weekend while you’re out and about, by the pool, or even road-tripping in the car, be sure to keep in mind safe sun practices. Our Spa Director, Christina Franzten, has some great tips for keeping your skin healthy while getting a dose of sunshine.

  • Use sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF or higher. Slather it on if your tanning in the sun, or walking around with exposed skin. Even if you’re cruising around in the car you still need the protection. Harmful UVB and UVA rays can penetrate, especially if your sun roof is open.
    Christina Tip: The Well Spa carries a fantastic product, Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 from Skinceuticals. The formula is groundbreaking, ultra-sheer, with no chemical filters! It can be used on all skin types, even very sensitive skin. Broad spectrum, high UV protection, and paraben-free.


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May
25
2011

Favorite place to stay on va-cay!

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  May 25, 2011

Here at Miramonte Resort & Spa we're looking forward to summer, and more specifically, summer vacations! And it got us thinking, "Where is our favorite place on Earth to vacation?" Although we love Palm Desert and our resort, we've visited some pretty fantastic places outside of California. So last night, we logged onto Facebook and started flipping through past vacation and roadtrip pictures. After about 10 minutes of browsing, aaaaahh, we could smell the coconut sunscreen already!

Here are some photos of our favorite places to vacation. Can you guess where we went? We'd love to hear where your favorite places are! What makes them so memorable? Give us the scoop below.

 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Las Vegas, Nevada

Missoula, Montana

 

May
10
2011

Miramonte to host 4th Annual Slow Food Desert Cities Fundraiser for local schools

Posted by Ashleigh Tripp  |  May 10, 2011

If you're local and would like to support a great cause this Sunday, May 15, please visit Miramonte Resort & Spa for the 4th Annual Slow Food Desert Cities "Farm to Table" fundraiser to build community school gardens. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please read more below.


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August
17
2010

Dreams of Poolside Cocktails, Spa & Romance Come True

Posted by Kristin Yantis  |  August 17, 2010

"My dreams of poolside cocktails, spa indulgence and romantic fine dining all came true during my latest visit to Miramonte Resort & Spa."  A great compliment after a memorable visit by DiscoverSD.com reporter Michelle Guerin who recently visited the resort for a romantic getaway.


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July
12
2010

Cooking in Palm Springs~ Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops

Posted by Nicole Wesner  |  July 12, 2010

Watch Chef Robert Nyerick prepare one of his favorite dishes, Pan Seared Scallops. Pair this with a bottle of your favorite Sauvignon Blanc and it’s a perfect light summer meal!

 

Ingredients

  • 4 Jumbo Sea Scallops
  • Organic Spring Mix (Frisée, Radicchio, Escarole, Endive)
  • Oven Tomatoes
  • Baby Artichokes
  • Saffron Essence
  • 1 pinch kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sea scallops, and cook without moving the scallops for 1 minute.
  2. Meanwhile, place salad mix, oven tomatoes, and baby artichokes on a plate.
  3. Sprinkle pepper and salt onto the scallops, and continue cooking another minute until the scallops have browned on one side. Flip the scallops over, add more salt and pepper, and continue cooking until the scallops have browned on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Place scallops in a preheated oven for about a minute.
  5. Remove from oven and place on top of salad and pour saffron essence over the top and serve.


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June
23
2010

Traveler's Barista Calls The WELL at Miramonte "Complete Bliss"

Posted by Kristin Yantis  |  June 23, 2010

Traveler's Barista recently visited The WELL at Miramonte and enjoyed her visit so much that she called the spa "complete bliss." Read her glowing write up of her experience at The WELL and find out what went into her blissful visit to the spa.


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April
22
2010

Earth Day, Every Day

Posted by Kristin Yantis  |  April 22, 2010

Practical tips on how to make minor changes that make a big difference to the environment.


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