Imagine fresh bundles of lavender to promote relaxation greeting business travelers in their guest rooms. Groups dining amid lush olive trees and, for team building experiences, meetings and incentive attendees, having options like learning how to make bath salts and body oils using citrus from the property’s own groves, practicing yoga on an outdoor lawn, or renting out the spa for customized wellness programs.

Relaxation isn’t just central to the leisure guest experience at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa; it’s a key component of meetings and events, too.

Meetings have made a strong comeback, but this new, sharpened focus on wellbeing is the compass guiding the industry forward. In fact, the global wellness tourism market is poised to grow by $327.56 billion from 2022-2026, analysts predict. Meanwhile, the American Psychological Association reports that burnout and stress are at all-time highs across professions, and after these stressful few years, meeting planners are prioritizing gatherings that allow groups to not just network and reconnect, but also rest and recharge.

Well positioned to meet this demand is Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, a premier luxury resort in Southern California’s Coachella Valley that’s coming off the heels of a $9 million renovation and refresh. A contemporary version of a Mediterranean retreat, the peaceful resort outside of Palm Springs is hugged by the scenic Santa Rosa Mountains and is home to the world-renowned and award-winning Well Spa.

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“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the past year as people are looking to incorporate more wellness items into their meetings as well as focus on using unique outdoor spaces for functions that allows for natural social distancing,” said Robert Hatfield, Director of Sales and Marketing at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

The resort delivers on this promise with a serene setting, plus thoughtful amenities and programming tailor made for mindful meetings that are both productive and restorative. Ahead, learn how your group can enjoy a luxury gathering in Palm Springs at this “Estate of Wellbeing.”

Palm Springs: A Destination for Meetings

Palm Springs is undoubtedly an ideal destination for meetings and events.

The Palm Springs International Airport services more than 30 destinations with non-stop flights. As a bonus, those who fly into the airport are greeted with mountain views, blue skies and sunshine in an open-air airport. Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is just 20 minutes from the airport, located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley in Indian Wells.

Groups that choose this hotspot will also find a slate of unique team building opportunities, whether it’s driving courses at the BMW Performance Center West or ascending more than 8,500 feet aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

The region is also rich with golf courses. At Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, meeting guests can book tee times up to 30 days in advance at the adjacent Indian Wells Golf Course, which features golf architect Clive Clark’s Par 72-Celebrity Course with mountain views, waterfalls and undulating fairways as well as the John Fought-designed Players Course and a Putting Course. Guests have access to convenient charging privileges at Indian Wells Golf Resort by simply showing their room keys.

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Meeting Magic at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa

With the feel of an intimate desert oasis, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa’s garden pathways wind through mature citrus trees and the newly planted olive tree grove. Hanging lanterns, outdoor fire pits and a signature fire wall that’s lit each night at dusk provide the property with a warm glow.

The resort’s vintage-inspired color palette of black and white reflects Palm Springs’ past and subtle pops of burnt orange, rust and teal are an extension of the natural color scheme on property, from the citrus trees to the horizon at sunset.

As for the meeting spaces, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers more than 35,000 square-feet of multipurpose indoor and outdoor space and can accommodate up to 500 guests.

Sophisticated meeting venues include the grand Mesquite Ballroom, signature Mesquite Lawn, intimate Juniper and Ocotillo Ballrooms and the second-story Miramonte Terrace with view that are outfitted with a grand stone fireplace and cathedral columns.

Groups can personalize the meeting spaces, Hatfield said. In fact, they’re encouraged to do so. The property, for instance, has held receptions on one of its bocce ball courts and hosted chef’s tastings in the Citrus Garden where 100 fragrant citrus trees are planted.

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Relaxing Rituals at Miramonte Resort & Spa

Beyond the meeting spaces at this luxury wellness escape that’s spread out over 11 acres, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa has a 12,000 square-foot spa and Mediterranean-inspired dining options.

The resort features three saltwater pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and is home to the award-winning WELL Spa, which has eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, outdoor meditation dens, and hot and cold soaking pools. Meeting planners who want a strong wellness theme can work with the property’s spa director to curate experiences, whether that’s a fitness-focused event or something unique like a sound bath session with a local Shaman.

At the resort’s signature restaurant Citrus & Palm, the menu showcases flavors from Morocco to the South of France, alongside a wine list with selections from across the Mediterranean and California.

When it comes to dinners, groups have options for customizing memorable meals. In the Chef’s Garden, fresh herbs from the onsite Herb Garden are grown and can be incorporated into dishes and cocktails. The resort also serves a citrus-infused champagne cocktail at check-in and the beverage team can craft custom drinks for meeting groups.

But one of the best gathering places on the property is on the patio, adjacent to Citrus & Palm. The area comes to life with fire pits, lantern lights and the resort’s fire wall.

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Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa by the Numbers

354: Number of days each year it’s sunny in the Palm Springs area

$9 million: Amount spent renovating and reimagining Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

35,000 square feet: Amount of flexible meeting and event space at the resort

215: Number of guestrooms, which boast tailored upholstered headboards, hand-forged metal accents and art that reflects the property’s grounds

11 acres: Size of the resort’s grounds, which are filled with olive trees and lemon groves

Three: Number of pools on property