Scheherazade had 1,001 nights to spin her tales of desert delights, but she would have asked for 1,002 had she known about this week's legendary Escape.
Luckily, it doesn't take a magic carpet to whisk you away to the Riviera Palm Springs, where you'll enjoy a one-night stay for two in a Riviera King Room, Sundays through Thursdays between May 1 and May 31 ($169) or between now and April 30 ($184), plus two welcome cocktails.
Our getaway genie is here to grant your every wish, starting with a royal rest in a room fit for a king. These mid-century marvels feature luxurious linens, separate marble bath and rain shower, and vistas of the surrounding gardens, mountains, or pool.
Water your caravan poolside, where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Elvis Presley once found haven in the elegant private cabanas. Or, refill your own canteen at the swanky Starlite Lounge, named one of America's Greatest Bars by Playboy magazine for its classic cocktails, inventive design, and live jazz and soul music.
When you're ready for a little adventure, channel your inner Aladdin by exploring the undisturbed Indian Canyons, or enjoy a Hummer or hot air balloon tour of the arid landscape. Just leave plenty of time to re-hydrate with a refreshing dip in The Riviera's SpaTerre Watsu pool before scheduling a transformative Balinese, Thai, or Indonesian face and body treatment.
You'll emerge from this desert dream renewed and ready to party the night away at Circa 59, the resort's signature restaurant, which features reinvented classics like blue-nose bass and seared New York steak in a Hollywood-glam setting.
Go ahead, take a drink: This oasis of luxury is no mirage.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON July 31, 2012
Riviera Palm Springs
One-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Thursdays between May 1 and May 31 ($169) or between Now and April 30 ($184) and Two Welcome Cocktails
- from $169