I know that I am a lucky girl because I have one of those totally understanding hubby’s who let’s me sneak away for girls getaways every now and again–and if your schedule is half as crazed as mine, you’ll understand how much I treasure these escapes. I especially love local getaways within an hour or two of home, but where you feel totally removed from your regular life, no schedules, routines, to do’s-just relaxation. Ahhhhh. . . . the thought of it makes me smile.
Being a social media maven has its privileges and last month, I had the delightful pleasure of being invited to the retro chic Viceroy Palm Springs
OK Girlfriend, I have to let you know right off the bat that this is a totally fab, indulgent, must do, girlie getaway that you don’t want to miss! Let me tell you a little more about this wonderful property and package.
The Viceroy Palm Springs is a beautiful upscale property located in downtown Palm Springs. This hotel was actually unveiled as a bungalow hotel in 1933 and was magnificently redesigned in 2001. I absolutely adore the fabulous and memorable interior design of this hotel which is described as Old Hollywood Regency–a look that totally recaptures the look and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age, when celebrities flocked to PS for weekend getaways. And quite honestly, I totally felt like I was channeling my inner Marilyn Monroe when we were hanging out at this swanky joint.
When we arrived at our chic and inviting room (love the Twister in the closet! Rumor has it Miley Cyrus was playing Twister out on the lawn during a recent visit), we were immediately greeted with this fabulous box of enticing goodies that instantly made us feel spoiled and welcome: Sparkling wine, gourmet brownies, bottled water, and an assortment of lifestyle and fashion mags–totally up my alley!
This beauty maven was totally *giddy* about the full size Neil George luxury hair and body care products that were placed in our bathroom to use during our visit–I seriously LOVED this amenity and wonder why all hotels can’t do this too? Makes me totally feel at home.
Shortly after we settled in, we were invited to a reception to meet the head of PR Don Devine and the General Manager Diego Heredia, to learn more about this property. They were totally delightful, accommodating (Diego even poured me a glass of champagne-now that’s service!) and welcomed us with open arms.While we sipped our cocktails, we were taken on a tour of the rest of the property and learned that although it seems intimate and cozy, this property is actually spread out over four arces and has 67 rooms.
After our tour and some wind down time, we were treated to a delicious dinner al fresco at Citron. The progressive California cuisine was tasty and inspired, loved the heirloom tomato salad, farmers market gazpacho, Kobe tri tip and OMG the Parmesan truffle fries were insanely addictive!At this point, I am relaxed and thoroughly enjoying myself. I especially enjoyed the collection of smart savvy social media mavens that were invited to this gathering which I affectionately called the Viceroy Mom’s Posse.
and ended with a gourmet brunch at Citron–can you say braised short rib burrito? Indulgent & Inspired!The Mom’s Stay & Play Getaway offers the perfect combination of relaxation, pampering, beauty, and foodie amenities:
- Overnight accomodations starting at $525
- $50 Breakfast Credit
- $200 Estrella Spa Credit
- 2 Signature Cocktails at Citron Bar
- Welcome Goodie Basket
- Complimentary Yoga Classes
- Overnight Valet Parking
- Resort Fee Waived
- 1 year membership to My Very Viceroy Program (lots of discounts & hotel perks throughout the year)
- Offer ends December 31, 2010
Viceroy Palm Springs, 415 S. Belardo, Palm Springs CA 92262 (760) 320-4117
Photo Credit: Many of the photos used in this post were taken by adorable and talented Shanna of My Favorite Everything~ I bow down to her photographic excellence!