Small hotel. Big resort. Each has their unique take on using the pool party to heat up the weekends as the summer months unfold.
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage has made sure no weekend will go by without hot times by the pool.
On Friday nights through Sept. 4, Elevate Nightlife/Poolside brings the ultimate pool party to life. Guest DJs, drink specials, VIP cabana reservations with six passes and bottle service are available.
DJs spin the music nonstop at Elevate Nightlife/Poolside party every Friday night during the summer.
There are 10 cabanas. All have internet, phone, flatscreen TVs, misters, ceiling fans, and a mini refrigerator. The party starts every Friday night at 9. The people watching is fabulous – with a mix of locals, people from LA, the OC, and Europeans on summer break.
And since you're partying, why not stay overnight?
The pool is especially alluring at night.
Choose one of the two Presidential Suites on the top two floors of the resort. You have a separate dining and living area, with sprawling views of the desert mountain landscape. Continue the party in your own bar area. Lower the lights. Let the night sky in. Then head to the shower to wind down.
The sumptuous bathroom has a deluge shower. Take one. Then climb into the deep jetted spa tub and watch the flatscreen TV from your bubbly heaven. Climb wistfully into your king bed, open the curtain to overlook the dark mountains and stars.
Top cuts of beef, seafood dot the menu at The Steakhouse.
Get dressed and go downstairs. The casino has slots, table games, a high limit room, and a poker room.
Cut into a Filet “Oscar” Style at The Steakhouse or enjoy Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Grand Palms Buffet.
After the party, enjoy a Bamboo Infusion Massage or Turquoise Sage Hydration Wrap at the Sunstone.
Discover Sunstone The Spa at Agua Caliente where you can experience a Rose and Geranium Scrub, Rock Candy For Two or Rose Quartz Massage. There is also a Spa Experience Day Pass which includes use of the spa pool, dry sauna, whirlpool, fitness center and eucalyptus steam room.
• Stay in the Presidential Suite during a meteor shower for the best view of the night sky. The Perseids are in mid-August.
• Enjoy a different DJ poolside each Friday night at Elevate
• Learn poker or blackjack.
• Take in a summer performance at The Show.
• Book tee time at the Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, 866-923-7244; www.hotwatercasino.com
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