Where to Party Like a Star

Up your chances of spotting an A-Lister and treat yourself to the Hollywood experience at these celebrity-frequented spots

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Riviera Palm Springs

The Riviera offers an upscale, retro-inspired experience fit for the celebs of the 1960s who made this venue their go-to desert destination. Enjoy cocktails and crooners in the Starlite Lounge, and keep an eye out for famous faces. 1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-327-8311; www.psriviera.com


Viceroy Palm Springs

When Hollywood’s best are looking for a luxurious, low-key desert retreat, they head to the Viceroy. Soak in the glam of this 4-acre property and dine by candle light at Citron. 415 S. Belardo Rd., Palm Springs. 760-320-4117; www.viceroypalmsprings.com



Old Hollywood lives on at Melvyn’s, where you’ll feel like a star as staff clad in white tuxedo jackets prepare dinner at your tableside. Sip cocktails at the piano lounge, where live music sets the tone for an evening fit for Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. 200 W. Ramon Rd., Palm Springs. 760-325-2323; www.inglesideinn.com


Renaissance Palm Springs

The pièce de résistance of the film festival, the annual Awards Gala brings the red carpet to the Palm Springs Convention Center. This is your perfect perch for stargazing. 888 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs. 760-322-6000; www.renaissancehotelpalmsprings.com


Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

If you want to party like the Hollywood crowd, this rock ’n’ roll hotel is the place to be. Between the epic, DJ-fueled pool parties, the celebrity chef creations at Simon Kitchen + Bar, and the countless pieces of storied music memorabilia, you’ll feel like a VIP in no time. 150 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-325-9676; www.hrhpalmsprings.com


The Parker

Chic and secluded, the former Gene Autry estate has been a celebrity favorite for decades. See movie stars hanging poolside at this boutique hotel or splurging on the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata ($1,000 a plate) at onsite eatery Norma’s.  4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-770-5000; www.theparkerpalmsprings.com

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