By Don Douloff, March 13, 2008
Fresh off the heels of a $35-million makeover, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, in Rancho Mirage, Ca., has unveiled bluEmber Restaurant, R Bar Lounge, Splash Grill, Palms Café and Spa Café.
The resort’s 444 guestrooms and 22 suites are housed in Spanish-style buildings and have been updated to feature custom duvets atop premium mattresses, 42-inch plasma televisions, two-line telephones with voicemail and high-speed Internet.
Flexible meeting space totaling 41,000 sq. ft. is divided among 28 meeting rooms. Las Palmas Ballroom offers 12,900 sq. ft. and can accommodate up to 1,200, while 10,000-sq.-ft. Fiesta Ballroom accommodates up to 1,000.
Other amenities include a 20,000-sq.-ft. spa and Yamaguchi Salon, a 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course, a 25-court Peter Burwash International tennis centre and four pools.