How to Spa in the Desert
“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”
— Mae West
Parker Palm Springs is renowned for beautiful, unexpected experiences. At the top of the list for many guests is the Palm Springs Yacht Club. Located on our private, 13-acre estate, it is widely regarded as the best spa in Palm Springs.
Inspired by the classic yacht clubs of yore, the stunning entrance and interior architecture evoke a time when the Kennedys sailed the shores of Martha’s Vineyard and America’s Cup races were contested on Chesapeake Bay. Created for your relaxing pleasure, the low-key, country-club atmosphere will transport you to a place where the outside world is easily left behind and dreams take over.
All arriving guests are welcomed aboard by The Quartermaster – along with a thimble full of cucumber infused vodka. It is at this moment, surrounded by designer Jonathan Adler’s unique accents, that people realize the luxurious spa-day they are about to embark on will be unlike any they have known.
“The Palm Spring Yacht Club is the one place no guest ever wants to leave,” says Brandon McCurley, Managing Director. “It is a place full of restorative, self-indulgent pleasure.” Blending Old-World etiquette with New Age simplicity, the club even has a Manifesto. “It is an ode to the pursuit of pampering,” he says.
The facilities within the Palm Springs Yacht Club are legendary. It starts with our large, indoor saline swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Replete with luxurious deck chairs and elegant cabanas, it is also a wonderful place to relax with a refreshing glass of champagne after a spa treatment. For those more vigorously inclined, our gym, known as the Boiler Room is outfitted with the latest Technogym strength and cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals and bikes. After your workout, our steam and sauna rooms are ready to reinvigorate your pores.
The highlight of Palm Springs Yacht Club is undoubtably our private treatment area. There are 15 luxurious rooms, each named after one of the winning America’s Cup Yachts (Dennis Connor would be proud). “Radio silence” is requested in this area to ensure the best experience for all.
Your choice of treatment is defined simply by your needs and mood. A classic facial for a glowing countenance, a sugar scrub for soft, supple skin or a tailored massage to relieve the tensions, all delivered by our expert wellness team. Nail services are also available to keep your fingers and toes both healthy and beautiful.
To enjoy more than one indulgence, we offer our packages for singles and couples. We even have an all-day, four-person option called “Shipwrecked” that offers full day pampering and relaxation, accompanied by morning Mimosas, fresh croissants and chocolate covered strawberries. This package gives a whole new meaning to the word Castaway.
Palm Springs Yacht Club is the place to surrender to the pleasures of health, wellness and leisure. From the moment you enter, you understand that your every need will be taken care of, allowing for the kind of memorable escape that can only come from the most exclusive spa resort in Palm Springs.
Parker Palm Springs is quietly known as the best 5-star hotel in Palm Springs. We offer only 144 rooms on 13 acres of exclusive, private property. Contact us today to help plan your next vacation, weekend escape, special event, or wedding.