Spa Resort Hotel Will Close in Early July

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian is reviewing options

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will close the Spa Resort Hotel and Spa & Fitness Center July 8.

Photo Courtesy of Spa Resort Hotel


The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will close the Spa Resort Hotel and Spa & Fitness Center starting July 8, while the casino will remain open.

At this time, the Tribe is in the planning stages regarding the hotel's future. The casino will have improvements made to its exterior and interior.

“We are reviewing concepts and considering our options to identify the necessary steps to preserve this key landmark in downtown and rejuvenate the property around it,” Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe says. “It’s the place where it all began – the site of our natural hot mineral spring. And, for which our Tribe and the City of Palm Springs were named. It has been more than 50 years since we’ve made significant investments in and around this valued cultural resource. They are long overdue. And, the time is now.”

Approximately150 team members will be affected by the closure, according to the release sent out May 6.

“We are working with our team members to provide resources through this transition,” says CJ Graham, chief operating officer. Graham says assistance will be provided in identifying new employment with other nearby resorts or identifying other opportunities within the organization.

“We are hopeful the period of time between this announcement and the closure will allow many team members to make a smooth transition,” Graham says. “We do not enter into this lightly and we are grateful for our team members who have been dedicated to making the hotel and spa a popular Palm Springs destination for our guests. We sincerely appreciate the longstanding service and dedication by our team members over the decades. They have truly been at the center of operating this legendary downtown destination.”

The Tribe’s vision is to continue to invest in its downtown locations and make the site a major anchor in Palm Springs.

“We have a responsibility to respect our environment and play a leadership role in the future of Palm Springs,” says Grubbe. “We are working to make a positive and lasting difference in our community.”

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