WITH DRINKS AND DINNER AT DEL REY
MAKE FOR THE ULTIMATE PALM SPRINGS ESCAPE
Inspired by cocktail parties that original owner Evelyn Pell hosted here in the 1940’s, the Villa Royale Weekday Wonder offers guests the chance to play in the desert sun and revel in the magic of a Palm Springs evening or two. After spending the day either poolside or perhaps biking or hiking, ease into the evening with a signature Gin & Tonic or unique house cocktail. Follow it up with dinner at the Spanish-inspired Del Rey helmed by Chef Hector Salvatierra, one of the most passionate, talented, and well-traveled chefs in the desert.
The WEEKDAY WONDER package includes:
● 15% off Sunday through Thursday stay (requires a two-night minimum stay)
● 2 drink tokens
● Swag Bag
WHERE TO START:
ABOUT VILLA ROYALE:
Set at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, Villa Royale is a 3.5-acre free-spirited, adults-only hideaway amidst the desert palms of the Coachella Valley. Opened in 1947, the hotel’s rich history included being a getaway spot for the Hollywood elite. Now a secluded stomping ground reimagined where Spanish influence and architectural nuances of the Post-War period stand side-by-side with modern design appeal for which Palm Springs is known today. Within the Mission Revival Style villas and geometric tiled courtyards, Villa Royale channels the eccentric history of the destination and mesmerism of the landscape that has long lured wild, free-thinking and creative spirits to the Southern California desert. Studded with flowering desert flora and imbued with mid century decor and vintage furnishings, Villa Royale beckons travelers to the desert for raw beauty and escape.
The hotel is comprised of two spaces: the main complex houses 30 of Villa Royale’s 37 villa rooms. Across South Indian Trail Road sits Villa Rosa, seven California ranch style villas around a pool that mirror the design cues of Villa Royale.
ABOUT DEL REY:
Cut from the same cloth as Golden Era Hollywood lounges, Del Rey evokes a Spanish-inspired speakeasy hidden away in the heart of Palm Springs. Guests gravitate towards the twelve-seat oak and marble bar and then dine in any of the discoverable nooks throughout – tufted vinyl booths or on the patio where on chillier nights fireside is an option.
Chef Hector Salvatierra’s locally sourced menus featuring authentic Spanish tapas evoke conviviality. Served in small plate format, the food is perfect for sharing and aligns with the intimate atmosphere. Del Rey’s bar focuses on a Spanish-leaning wine, an eclectic cocktail program and a refreshing Gin & Tonic menu.
Dinner nightly from 5-10 p.m.
Pool Bar open from 11 a.m. on daily for guests; lunch served at Pool Bar
ABOUT EXECUTIVE CHEF HECTOR SALVATIERRA:
Helming the Del Rey kitchen since September 2020, Executive Chef Hector Salvatierra is no stranger to Palm Springs. Having traveled extensively through Europe and Australia and after working for a time in Alaska, Chef Hector returned to the desert to serve as Executive Chef at a number of well-known local establishments. As a corporate chef, owner of a large catering business, and passionate explorer of cuisines, he was perfectly poised to begin his role at Del Rey, where he oversees the more intimate menus of the restaurant and the large scale weddings and events that often take over the entire property. He loves doing a deep dive into a culture and his understanding of the cuisine is evident in the rich and authentic Spanish menu he has created for Del Rey. Specialties include Croquetas de Bacalao, Short Rib Empanadas, Albondigas, Spanish Mussels and more.
ADDRESS AND PHONE:
1620 S. Indian Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92264