Riviera Palm Springs Offers Cool Alternative on Thursday Nights

"Hot as Hell" promotion opens resort's amenities to non-hotel guests



Live entertainment will be part of every Thursday night at the Riviera Palm Springs' 'Hot as Hell' promotion now through Oct. 20.

Jim Powers

It’s hot.

Nothing new there.

But now you can do something about it.

The Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa is opening its doors to the community on Thursday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. starting this week (June 20) through Oct. 20 to enjoy a relaxing evening by the pool, listen to live music, munch on a burger from the bar and enjoy some of the signature drinks of the night.

“Hot as Hell” is a new promotion by the Palm Springs resort to make its amenities available to the community at-large for a special evening.

“We want to open our doors and bring people back in,” said Elizabeth Grillos, regional director of sales and marketing for Noble House Hotels and Resorts, which owns the Riviera.

“On Thursday nights, there are people out on the main drag of Palm Springs,” she continued. “This is also a night out, but it’s alternative to going out to dinner or walking up and down the street at Village Fest. Or maybe you come here after that.”

The Riviera has a spacious pool area complete with cabanas available to rent Thursday nights at $100 for up to 10 people. There is seating around the pool, around the bar while a live music act performs with space for dancing.

The Bikini Bar menu includes items like Beef Sliders, Crispy Chicken Wings and Crisp Lettuce Wraps, while the refreshments feature rum and tequila, draft and can beers, wine and sparkling wine.

“Now you have a reason to come in, try out the bar, have a casual evening, an easy evening,” Gallos said. “Put your feet in the pool and relax.”

Live musical acts will change every week, and Gallos said, adding "Hot as Hell” will become an annual event at the Riviera.

“Once the heat starts again next year, probably after the last music festival, we’ll start it again – probably start it in May and take it through October,” she said.

The Riviera recently welcomed a new general manager, Marco Perry, and new director of sales and marketing, Patrick Connors.

"Community outreach has been a big part of every property I have managed, and I look forward to doing the same here at the Riviera," Perry said.

Add your comment:
Desert Guide

Related Articles

Explore Palm Springs: 139 Club

Opened in the early 1930s, the 139 Club was housed in what was a private residence in Cathedral City, and the name was derived from its numerical address.

Villa Royale Inn Reflects Palm Springs History, Ambiance

What began as film star and Olympic figure skater Sonja Henie’s estate in the 1940s has been preserved and developed into a hidden gem as Villa Royale Inn.

Desert Staycations

The Palm Springs area is filled with resorts offering packages in the summer months to help people unwind and have fun.

TRIO Palm Springs Heats up in August With Menu Specials

August brings much-anticipated weekly menu specials and Brunch A Go Go with bottomless mimosa, plus the celebrated extended happy hour in the always-jumping bar.

Touché! Desert Fencing Academy Offers a Lifetime of Swordplay

Step inside Desert Fencing Academy in Palm Desert and you will understand why it's a lifetime sport with students ranging in age from 7 to 83.

Promotions + Contests

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couple’s getaway
90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Each month, a first place winner will be selected to win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!And, each month, three additional runners up will be selected to win a wonderful Palm Springs area Dining certificate!
2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.