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HOTTEST PLACES TO PLAY + STAY AT COACHELLA

No doubt there are plenty of places to stay and to get your party on during Coachella weekend one. But here are a few that are hotter than the desert heat.

Parker Palm Springs

Parker Palm Springs

Places to Play

•    Neon Carnival-  The desert’s most sought-after invite, the annual party illuminates the sky, beckoning a few thousand lucky invitees to a night of neon fun.
o    Where: the middle of nowhere. Literally. (Neon Carnival’s creator Brent Bolthouse’s private airport grounds)
o    Why it’s hot: Bumper cars, a ferris wheel, other neon-lit carnival rides, and an open-sky dance floor. Um, yes please!
o    Who: Young Hollywood. Well-connected festival goers. Guests of the past: Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Wang, and Scott Eastwood. Now that’s a party.

•    The Zoe Report & Dolce Vita Brunch & Pool Party
o    Where: An undisclosed location
o    Why it’s hot: Pop-up shops, a braid bar, and an A-list brunch in honor of Diane von Furstenburg.
o    Who: Julianne Hough, Poppy Delevinge, and of course, Rachel Zoe among other fashionable festival goers.

•    Soho Desert House Kick-Off with Coach, sponsored by Grey Goose
o    Where: Soho House in La Quinta
o    Why it’s hot: This invite-only annual affair sponsored by Coach heats things up this year with a performance from Echosmith.
o    Who: There’s guaranteed to be A-listers from the Hollywood and music scene. Last year’s guests included bohemian babe Florence Welch.

•    Refinery 29 and A-OK’s Paradiso Pool Party
o    Where: The Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs
o    Why it’s hot: Three words. 90’s. Beach. Party.  Also, DJ sets from Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss, Eliphant, and Lolawolf ft. Zoe Kravitz, and feautured guest Alexa Chung.
o    Who: It girls of all kinds.

•    NYLON’s Recovery Brunch
o    Where: a private location in Bermuda Dunes
o    Why it’s hot: Like every good Sunday, it’s a recovery brunch. But instead of getting acai bowls with your friends to feel better about your choices from the night before, Nylon’s invite-only brunch will include yoga,  a juice bar, and plenty of food to revive festival-goers enough to catch Drake’s closing set, without a headache.
o    Who: People who partied hard the night before. Or just people who like brunch.

Places to Stay

•    Ace Hotel
o    Where: Palm Springs
o    Why it’s hot: The beautiful and quirky Ace hotel has a slate of Coachella activities including parties, DJ sets, pop up shops, crafting, and cocktails so you can bring the party to your home away from home.

•    Parker Palm Springs
o    Where: Palm Springs
o    Why it’s hot: Artfully designed interiors by Jonathan Adler, lush landscaping, and a high-style vibe create the perfect retreat from festival craziness.

•    La Quinta Resort & Club
o    Where: La Quinta
o    Why it’s hot: The La Quinta Resort is one of California’s most storied resorts, with numerous famed guests from Hollywood such as Frank Capra and Clint Eastwood. 45 Acres of top notch resort amenities, including 41 pools (Yup. 41.) and private in-ground hot tubs.

•    Korakia Pensione
o    Where: Palm Springs
o    Why it’s hot: An oasis within an oasis, Korakia is a unique and romantic retreat with Moroccan and Mediterranean vibes. Complimentary bicycles, courtyards, flickering fire pits, and classic and foreign films screened when the sun goes down. No wonder Forbes named it one of the sexiest hotels in America.

•    Riveria
o    Where: Palm Springs
o    Why it’s hot: Another popular resort with Hollywood, the Riviera will host its Beauty & the Beat party both weekends of Coachella, featuring pop up shops, massages, and DJ sets. If you want to leave the party at Coachella, that’s fine. Riviera still serves up 60’s glamour and relaxation. Are you headed to the desert this weekend?

Written by Kallie Tenney

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