California resort to rebrand as Margaritaville

In Palm Springs, Calif., the former Riviera Palm Springs is being renovated and rebranded as the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. When it reopens in the fall, the property will continue to be managed by Davidson Hotels & Resorts. 

The resort will have 398 rooms; several dining options with indoor and outdoor seating; a spa; and more than 40,000 square feet of combined wedding, meeting and event space. The property also will have two pools and several tiki-hut inspired cabanas. The renovation is being overseen by McBride Design.

The hotel is set on 16 acres in the city’s Uptown Design District with views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

“Palm Springs is an energetic city with its own distinct style, making it a great fit for the Margaritaville brand,” said Matt Huss, GM of the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. “Whether guests are here to enjoy the city’s arts and culture, attend one of the many annual events such as Coachella or Modernism Week, or simply to enjoy the more than 350 days of sunshine per year that Palm Springs offers, Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs will offer something for everyone: a dynamic place to gather, celebrate, meet or relax.”

Margaritaville’s portfolio of lodging concepts continues to expand on the West Coast with two properties under brand conversion and development in San Diego: the Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter to replace Hotel Solamar and Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego, replacing Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Both will be managed and operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts, with openings slated for 2021.