Starwood pays Tribute to Palm Springs

Tribute Portfolio, the newest collection of independent hotels from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, debuts this month (November) on the West Coast with the addition of the Riviera Palm Springs in California.

Palm Springs

Located on 21 acres in downtown Palm Springs, the resort features 398 rooms, a fitness center, three outdoor pools, and a spa with 18 treatment rooms.

Circa 59, the resort’s signature Palm Springs restaurant, offers ‘co-friendly seafood’, boutique farm meats and locally-grown produce from the Coachella Valley.

Bars and lounges at the resort include the Starlite Lounge, for cocktails, and Sidebar, a sophisticated bar and lounge with a resident mixologist; and two poolside bars. The Tribute Portfolio is Starwood’s 10th brand and its second collection of independent hotels.

The first Tribute Portfolio hotel was unveiled in April 2015 with the Royal Palm South Beach Miami. Starwood aims to grow the brand to 100 hotels by 2020.

Kimpton drinks in San Diego

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ two San Diego properties, Hotel Palomar San Diego and Hotel Solamar, have launched a special ‘Stay Crafty’ authentic craft brew experience package.

San Diego

San Diego is regularly ranked one of America’s top microbrew cities – it is now home to more than 100 microbreweries - and both hotels have created this package to give guests a behind-the-scenes view of the city’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter and its brewing craft beer culture.

In addition to deluxe accommodation the ‘Stay Crafty’ package includes two tickets to So Diego’s signature Brothels, Bites and Booze tour, two local craft brews upon arrival and unlimited access to the hotels’ new beer concierges.

The two-and-a-half hour walking tour offers an in-depth look at San Diego’s famous red light district, complete with stories on popular brothels and Prohibition-era gangsters, and food and beer tastings from some of downtown’s best restaurants and America’s top microbreweries, including Hotel Solamar’s Jsix Restaurant.

The package costs from £193 ($299) per night, staying in a deluxe Guest Room.