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Program #8155RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 12 total, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Category #1 - Courtyard Marriott (Film Festival): Palm Springs, CA, 5 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Palm Springs, Courtyard By Marriott Palm Springs is near the airport and close to the Convention Center, restaurants, shops and clubs in downtown Palm Springs. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. The property has an airport shuttle and a shuttle to downtown Palm Springs, which is complimentary. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Hotel is just over one mile to our Film Festival Theater. Meals: 3 Night program #10855 - 3 Breakfasts on site, 3 sack lunches at theater, 1 dinner catered at hotel (2 dinners not included in program cost). 5 Night program #8155 - 5 Breakfasts on site, 4 sack lunches at theater, 1 dinner catered at hotel (4 dinners not included in program cost).

Contact info:
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-322-6100
web: www.marriott.com/pspch

Room amenities: Rooms have A/C and heating controls, alarm clock, Coffee maker, mini-fridge, hair dryer, iron & ironing board,remote control TV and movie channels, daily housekeeping service. Some microwaves available upon request.

Facility amenities: When it comes time to relax take a dip in the pool or enjoy the soothing waters in the Jacuzzi or just relax on the comfortable lounge chairs while taking in some sun. This lovely hotel has a fitness center, a bistro/ lounge, and a 24-hour mini-market/gift shop with access to sandwiches, salads, snacks and drinks.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 2 with roll in shower - upon availability only

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Contact Kathleen Gusman at 760-322-6100 to make these arrangements.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Contact Kathleen Gusman at 760-322-6100 to make these arrangements.

Check out time: 12:00 PM
Category #2 - Palm Mountain Resort (Film Festival): Palm Springs, CA, 5 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs where you can enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and casinos, pool, spa, free airport shuttle. 1 block to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. And only 2 miles to the Film Festival Theater. Meals: 3 Night Program #10855 - 3 continental breakfasts on site, 3 sack lunches at theater, 1 dinner catered on site and 1 dinner at nearby restaurant within walking distance (1 dinner not included in program cost) 5 Night Program #8155 - 5 continental breakfasts on site, 4 sack lunches at theater, 1 dinner catered on site and 1 dinner at nearby restaurant within walking distance ( 3 dinners not included in program cost)

Contact info:
155 South Belardo
Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
phone: 760-325-1301
web: www.palmmountainresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms have TV, data port, phone, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hair dyer, iron/board. Daily maid service. Local Palm Springs calls are free.

Facility amenities: The hotel's palm tree-lined pool terrace is the resort's focal point and this oasis of sun, fun and color has it all: comfortable sun lounges, a pretty pool, and a Jacuzzi. For the fitness minded, the Palm Mountain Resort offers guests access at a discount rate to a complete health and wellness center. This area of Palm Springs is great for your morning walk or jog.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 3 with roll in shower - upon availability only.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel direct for rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel direct for rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense.

Check out time: 11:00 AM
Category #3 - Renaissance Palm Springs (Film Festival host hotel): Palm Springs,...
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover the upscale and newly renovated Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel (formerly the Wyndham), located at the foot of the dramatic San Jacinto Mountains; only 3 blocks from downtown Palm Springs, 1 block from the Spa Casino and just next to the Palm Springs Convention Center. This hotel is only 1.5 miles to our Film Festival Theater.The Renaissance is the Palm Springs Film Festival host hotel. Meals: 3 Night Program #10855 - 3 Breakfasts on site, 3 sack lunches at theater, 1 dinner at restaurant on site (2 dinners not included in program cost) 5 Night Program #8155 - 5 Breakfasts on site, 4 sack lunches at theater, 1 dinner at restaurant on site (4 dinners not included in program cost)

Contact info:
888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-322-6000
web: www.renaissancepalmsprings.com

Room amenities: Coffee makers, phone, tv, data port, hair dryer, iron/board,

Facility amenities: The resort offers an extra large heated outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, full service spa, restaurant, and fitness center, full service business center, Bell Hops and Concierge service, daily paper, gift shop and daily maid service. Free parking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 5 with roll in shower - upon availability only

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel directly.
Please book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Contact Jackie Cabuntala (760) 416-2904.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel directly.
Please book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Contact Jackie Cabuntala (760) 416-2904.

Check out time: 12:00 PM
Category #4 - The Saguaro: Palm Springs, CA, 5 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located 2 miles from downtown Palm Springs. Formerly the Holiday Inn, this hotel was completely renovated in February, 2012. Brilliant colors now adorn each balcony and patio and anchor the guestrooms, while also enlivening the indoor and outdoor public spaces. The color set follows the light spectrum, which in turn creates different perspectives of the hotel according to the time of day. Each room has a 32" flat screen TV, phone, wireless high speed Internet access, hair dryer, coffee maker, iron/board, and 2 queen beds or king upon request. The inn offers a large Olympic sized pool, 2 heated whirlpool spas, tented cabana bar, restaurant, fitness room, and laundry facilities. Daily maid service. This Inn is just minutes from the Palm Springs Airport (with free airport pickup) City bus (Sunline) stops right out front. Hotel is 1.2 miles from the theater. Meals: 3 Night program 10855 - 3 Breakfasts on site, 3 sack lunches at theater, 1 dinner on site (2 dinners not included in program cost). 5 Night program 8155 - 5 Breakfasts on site, 4 sack lunches at theater, 1 dinner on site (4 dinners not included in program cost).

Contact info:
1800 East Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
phone: 760-323-1711
web: www.jdvhotels.com

Room amenities: Each room has a 32" flat screen TV, phone, wireless high speed Internet access, hair dryer, coffee maker, iron/board, and 2 queen beds or king upon request.

Facility amenities: Non-smoking facility. Olympic sized pool, Jacuzzi , restaurant, lounge, fitness center, and laundry facilities. Daily maid service. Access to spa (full access),Internet access property-wide,Newspaper (daily), free Shuttle service, Use of business center/computer,Concierge/valet service. Full-service health spa that our participants get a 20% discount. The Saguaro Spa is a relaxing oasis amidst the vibrant and sunny disposition of the Coachella Valley; 6 treatment rooms, Body wraps, Body scrubs, Sauna in spa, Spa boutique, Massages, Iron Chef Jose Garces, a James Beard Award winner, and one of the country's best young chefs, was brought aboard to revamp the food and beverage program. Garces responded with two new restaurants: Tinto, and El Jefe. Tinto - inspired by the culinary-renowned Basque region of Northern Spain and Southern France. At Tinto, Garces presents his modern approach to traditional pintxos (Peen-chos), or Basque tapas, and a deep selection of area's premier wines and native cocktails. El Jefe is a cool celebration of the culture and cuisine of Mexico City, with a menu focused on the cuisine of what is known by locals as the "Distrito Federal." With a premium tequila bar and lounge seating, El Jefe is a muted backdrop for Chef Garces' modern Mexican small plates.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel direct
Guest must contact the hotel directly to make arrangements for additional nights. 760-323-1711

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel direct
Guest must contact the hotel directly to make arrangements for additional nights. 760-323-1711

Check out time: 12:00 PM
Category #5 - Spa Resort Hotel (Film Festival): Palm Springs, CA, 5 nights
Type: Resort

Description: The site of the present day Palm Springs Spa Hotel and Mineral Springs is located on a Cahuilla Indian hot spring. There was first a rough-planked structure in this location, followed years later by a building containing private bathing cubicles. Today's spa and hotel is noted throughout the world. Located in downtown Palm Springs, this resort is famous for its natural healing mineral waters, spacious guest rooms and Casino (located in a separate building across the street) that covers an entire city block. Enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, pool, and spa. Free airport shuttle for hotel guests. Just 2 blocks from the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. This hotel is two miles to our Film Festival Theater. Meals: 3 Night Program #10855 - 3 Breakfasts on site, 3 sack lunches at theater, 2 dinners on site (1 dinner not included in program cost) 5 Night Program #8155 - 5 Breakfasts on site, 4 sack lunches at theater, 3 dinners at restaurant (2 dinners not included in program cost)

Contact info:
100 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 888-999-1995
web: www.sparesortcasino.com

Room amenities: Rooms have alarm clock, hair dryer, mini-fridge, A/C & heating controls, movie channels, remote control TV, radio, iron & ironing board, and free WIFI. Daily maid service, short term luggage storage and dry cleaning services are available in addition to complimentary valet service, and Bellhop.

Facility amenities: Swim in the Olympic size pool and then relax in one of two outdoor natural springs whirlpool tubs (one in the sun and one covered). Have a drink and a snack from the poolside cabana while you take in some sun on the comfortable lounge chairs. This outstanding hotel has it all; a buffet and restaurants in the hotel casino, a refreshing micro-mister system, a fabulous state of the art Fitness Center and a beautiful Health and Wellness Spa.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 2 with roll in shower - upon availability only

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call resort for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense.

Check out time: 11:00 AM
Category #6 - Ingleside Inn (Film Festival): Palm Springs, CA, 5 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: The Ingleside Inn is an Official Palm Springs Historical Site, built in 1925. This boutique hotel, a quiet resort retreat snuggled against the San Jacinto Mountains, affords the best of both worlds - a place of old-world charm and just steps away from downtown Palm Springs. This Spanish style former estate offers luxury lodging on 2 acres of beautiful grounds. Each room is individually decorated and elegantly decorated. Relax in the porch swing on the vine-covered veranda. Enjoy your stay in this legendary hotel that is famous as a fabulous hideaway for celebrities. Entertainment/dancing nightly in the lounge. And only 1.5 miles to our Film Festival Theater. Meals: 3 Night Program #10855 - 3 Breakfasts on site, 3 sack lunches at theater, 2 dinners at restaurant on site (1 dinner not included in program cost) 5 Night Program #8155 - 5 Breakfasts on site, 4 sack lunches at theater, 2 dinners at restaurant on site (3 dinners not included in program cost)

Contact info:
200 West Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
phone: 760-325-2323
web: www.inglesideinn.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, CD player, coffeemaker, refrigerator, and complimentary newspaper.

Facility amenities: Large pool open 24 hours, Jacuzzi, backgammon and table tennis, and lounge. Cable TV, dancing nightly, coffeemaker, refrigerator, and complimentary newspaper. Free wireless Internet access available in lobby, veranda and pool side,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact the hotel for prices
For additional nights, make reservations at your own expense directly with the hotel. Be sure to ask for CELS discount for extended nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Additional nights after: Contact the hotel for prices
For additional nights, make reservations at your own expense directly with the hotel. Be sure to ask for CELS discount for extended nights.

Check out time: 12:00 PM
Category #8 - Las Brisas Hotel (Film Festival): Palm Springs, CA, 5 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Steps away from the heart of Palm Springs and only 2 miles to our film festival theater. Guests staying at the Mediterranean style Las Brisas will enjoy spacious, hacienda style rooms. The hotel is located just steps to art galleries, shops, restaurants, the Spa Casino, Palm Springs Follies and Palm Springs Art Museum. Meals: 5 Night Program #8155 - 5 Full American breakfasts on site, 4 sack lunches at theater, 2 dinners at nearby restaurant within walking distance (3 dinners not included in program cost)

Contact info:
222 S. Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-325-4372
web: www.bestwestern.com

Room amenities: Flat panel tv with cable satellite, free high speed Internet, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, iron, ironing board.

Facility amenities: Non-smoking facility. Pool, Jacuzzi, lounge and the poolside gazebo style lounge for afternoon drinks and/or snacks.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 2 with roll in shower - upon availability only.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel directly.
Please book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Be sure to ask for CELS discount for extended nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel directly.
Please book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Be sure to ask for CELS discount for extended nights.

Check out time: 12:00 PM


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