SOURCE: Marriott

Indian Wells Resorts

February 08, 2011 10:12 ET

Discover Something New in 2011 at Beloved Indian Wells Resort Hotel

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa Invites Guests to Experience Live Events, a Restaurant Renovation, New Event Spaces in 2011 at the Renowned Palm Springs Golf and Spa Resort

INDIAN WELLS, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - The new year forecasts more than year-round sunshine at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, the adored four-diamond resort just moments from Palm Springs. Guests can discover something wonderfully new in 2011 with recent resort renovations, new restaurant menus and activities for the entire family, at the beloved kid friendly resort in Indian Wells, CA.

Just thirteen miles outside of Palm Springs, the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa is a distinctive desert resort nestled within the foothills of the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains. Recently opened event space Stir lounge prepares for an exciting 2011 lineup of live, acoustic performances. Having played host to a number of acoustic artists in 2010, including Five for Fighting and Vertical Horizon, Stir has earned a reputation among the hottest nightspots in the Coachella Valley.

"At the Renaissance Esmeralda, we seek to provide our guests with an experience unique to the Coachella Valley. With deep historical significance and enriching activities throughout, the Coachella Valley can truly be an intriguing destination for all ages," says Kathy Daw, director of sales and marketing at the Indian Wells golf resort. "In 2011, we are introducing even more ways to allow guests to experience the cultural destination at our doorstep. Whether plucking herbs from our newly planted garden at Sirocco or engaging with our new Facebook account at home, guests can experience the Renaissance Esmeralda resort in new ways this year."

On-site, multi-award winning restaurant, Sirocco, announces big changes and some exciting refurbishments for 2011. Under the leadership of newly-appointed Chef Eric Theiss, the Indian Wells restaurant takes "from farm to plate" to a new level, offering locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal menu items and even an herb garden to supply the garnish. A new color palate also greets guests with dark wood stains, rich plum wall colors and artwork-lined walls to offer even more luxury for diners.

For the little ones, Dora and Spongebob announce their return in 2011 with the Nickelodeon Getaway Weekend. Nickelodeon offers mass slimings poolside, character breakfasts and special overnight amenity kits. While the kids enjoy the fun at the kid friendly resort in Palm Springs, parents can enjoy the resort's Spa Esmeralda with its full line of extravagant spa treatments. Spa Esmeralda even introduces a new guest favorite: the Jade & Ginseng Slimming Compression Wrap. The wrap incorporates East Asian slimming secrets and a proprietary blend of organic herbs that stimulate metabolism, firm the body and improve the appearance of cellulite. The treatment is known to help guests lose up to 12 inches in just one treatment.

To help guests connect with the popular Indian Wells resort after their stay, the newly launched Facebook fan page offers updates on the resort activities and even interactive fun with the Nickelodeon Getaway hosts. To become a "friend" of the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, visit http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=2361831622#!/pages/Renaissance-Esmeralda-Resort-Spa/163626723662499.

About the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa:
The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, a member of the Marriott group, allows guests to discover the extraordinary within a distinctive desert setting, unlike any other hotel in the area. Located in the prestigious desert community of Indian Wells and nestled into the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the four-star Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa is a highly sought after location for social events and meetings, boasting 560 beautifully appointed rooms and suites along with more than 100,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space, all of which feature breathtaking views of the mountains or pool area. The resort also offers award-winning cuisine and a talented culinary team, full-service spa and salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, Camp Oasis kids club and world-class tennis and golf facilities nearby. Currently, it is the only hotel in California to offer the popular family-friendly Nickelodeon® Getaway program which include character breakfasts and special activities for the kids to enjoy. The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, 44-000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210-8708, (760) 773-4444. www.marriott.com/pspsr