Enjoy the 'Suite' Life During April's Festival Month

Governor's Suites offer perfect base for big events and groups

Karen Graninger Hotels & Resorts


With music in the air for April between Coachella and Stagecoach, plus a myriad of other big events, maybe the best route for your group is to book a room capable of housing multiple guests.

The two-bedroom Governor's Suite inside the 560 room Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is two floors of earth tones, leather, and wood accents overlooking a sweeping view of the Indian Wells Golf Resort's 36 hole championship golf courses and the Little San Bernardino mountains in the distance.


The living room and dining room of the Governor's Suite.


With two balconies to take in the air, the Governor's Suites feature a separate dining room and living room, and will sleep seven guests.

The suite is one of 32 Located at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, located at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. Fountains, lakes, waterways, and relaxing lounge areas are spread about the prestigious property, whose décor features a combination of African ash wood, hand-laid marble and stone walkways, an 8-story atrium, a grand staircase and specially commissioned works of art.

For golfers, both courses are ranked in California's Top 20 "Best Courses You Can Play" by Golfweek Magazine.


Fountains, lakes, waterways, and relaxing lounge areas are spread about the prestigious property.


For more laidback guests, wrap yourself in a plush terrycloth robe, grab a glass of wine, and a wood-fired pizza from the resort's Sirocco Pizza Company, as you relax on your balcony, in your personal “Cloud Nine” moment looking into the desert.

Enjoy in-room movies on the LCD televisions, a creative dinner from room service at the table for 6, with plenty of room to lounge or socialize with family and friends.

Venture downstairs to Cava, GLO Lounge, GLO Sushi Bar. Enjoy a signature frozen Arnold Palmer at the Pool Bar. Squish your toes in the sandy beach at the outdoor pool where the desert rays kiss your skin.


Take in the evening with friends at the the Glo Lobby Bar.


Grab a girlfriend and go to Spa Esmeralda to indulge in a “Lavender Dreams” treatment, a caviar facial, and Thaiyurveda Herbal massage. Or clean that desert dirt under your nails from those fitness hikes with a spa manicure and pedicure.

Shower or soak in the tub in the marble bathroom. Enjoy some web perusing with high-speed wireless, then put your electronics in the Ihome Docking Station. Take advantage of evening turn down. Sink into the pillow top mattress, featherbed and duvet with 300 thread count sheets.


Rejuvenate with a Spa Garden Massage or a Jadience Compression Wrap at Spa Esmeralda.


Sunrise brings a complimentary newspaper, coffee and assorted teas to enjoy while planning another day at your perfect base for a special Coachella Valley vacation.


5 Hotel Essentials for Governor's Suites:

• Spacing of bedrooms allows for privacy away from the group if wanted.

• Use the living room for a couples' in-room massage from Spa Esmeralda.

• On-site dining at CAVA featuring California cuisine.

• Windows may be opened.

• Mountain view, bi-level suite, and fireplace.



Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, 44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, 760-773-4444; http://www.marriott.com/hotels


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