Fabulous Hotels for Festival-Goers

written by | Posted on February 20th, 2013

Riviera Palm Springs offers a package for guests going to Coachella.

As spring and summer music festivals are announcing their lineups, now is the time to book your festival-bound clients at hotels in these locations across the U.S. Here are some of our recommendations that will have your client feel like they are in the VIP section the entire stay.

Coachella—which features headliners like Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers—is known for attracting actresses and models to this 3-day event, now running for two weekends, April 12-14 and April 19-21. Located at Polo Field, 23 minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport, an option for festival-goers is Riviera Palm Springs and its Sleep In and Rock Out package.

“The destination of Palm Springs is experiencing a major renaissance, increasingly popular throughout Southern California and gaining national attention as travelers are drawn to its retro, mid-century architecture and design,” says  Mike Islava, director of sales and marketing at Riviera Palm Springs. “Coachella is the signature event of this desert playground and Riviera’s legacy makes it ideal for culture-seekers to celebrate the iconic music festival.”

The package takes care of everything guests need for the weekend, starting with cocktails at check-in and an in-room festival survival kit, complete with water, aspirin and energy drinks. The package also includes suite accommodations; daily valet and roundtrip shuttle transfers; daily breakfast at Circa 59 with bloody mary’s and mimosas; and late-night snacks delivered to the room.

The hotel, which was a popular vacation spot in the 1960s for celebrities like Sonny and Cher, features pools with private cabanas; fire pits; the new Chiki Bar & Pool; and SpaTerre, which has a fitness center, full-service salon, private steam room, Buddha lounge and watsu pool.

Rates start at $1,959, with a minimum 3-night stay. For more information, call (866) 558-8311 or visit psriviera.com. For more on Coachella, visit coachella.com.

Meanwhile, the 3-day Pitchfork Music Festival takes place July 19-21 in Chicago’s Union Park. If your client is headed to the Windy City to see headliners like R. Kelly and Belle, recommend The James Hotel Chicago, located near Union Park.

The James Hotel offers guest bikes, complimentary WiFi, a 24-hour concierge, a nightly homemade turndown treat, and Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin mini iPod speakers in suites. Accommodations include guestrooms, studios, lofts, 1-bedroom apartments, and penthouse lofts. The hotel also offers guests use of a 24-hour gym with customized fitness programs, as well as The Spa by Asha, which includes an aromatherapy foot bath with every treatment.

Rates start at $250 per night. For more information, call (888) 526-3778 or visit jameshotels.com/chicago. For more on Pitchfork Music Festival, visit pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City is taking place June 7-9 on Randall’s Island with headliners such as Kanye West and Kings of Leon. The festival is offering a 3-night hotel package at the New York Marriott East Side, which includes accommodations; two tickets to The Governors Ball Music Festival; two metro cards and NYC metro maps; two 2013 Governors Ball posters; two 2013 Governors Ball merch bags (a tote bag, water bottle, sunglasses and stickers); and onsite event host to help guests get to the festival and back.

The Midtown Manhattan hotel features 629 guestrooms and 17 suites with HD TVs, and it is near attractions like Rockefeller Center and Central Park. The hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center and 525LEX Restaurant & Lounge, which offers comfort food, signature cocktails, craft beer and wine.

Rates are $935.40 for two people for general admission and $1,235.40 for two people for VIP tickets. For more information, visit governorsballmusicfestival.com. For more on New York Marriott East Side, visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycea-new-york-marriott-east-side.