chad-pic-cropped-smallPRESS RELEASE: PALM SPRNGS October 22, 2016....  La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa, LLC announced that Chad Robert has joined the team at its Palm Springs location. He will be managing the Resort’s operations, staff and outside suppliers. His main focus will be insuring our guests truly experience “The Sweet Life” during their stay in Palm Springs.

Born in Saskatoon, Canada, Chad was raised in the family's Hospitality business under the mentorship of his grandfather, Harold Latrace, founder of Airline Hotels and Resorts. At the age of 18, Chad left Canada to travel the world working at different resorts as a dive master. Upon his return to Canada, he signed up with the Coast Guard and worked as a Search and Rescue Technician in BC before returning once again to Saskatoon to grow the family business. During a visit to Palm Springs, he fell in love with the desert and decided that our oasis would be his new home. You can reach Chad at
PRESS RELEASE: PALM SPRNGS AUGUST 27, 2016....     La Dolce Vita Resort & Spa, LLC announced that it has donated brand new linens to Sanctuary Palm Springs. This organization provides homes in an environment of health and kindness for LGBT teens in Foster Care. "We had boxes of sheets, pillow cases and towels that were brand new", remarked Ken Stabins, owner of the property. "We bought them prior to our decision to outsource and after visiting the home in Palm Springs, knew this organization was going to make a difference in these kids lives and we wanted to support that. For more information regarding Sanctuary Palm Springs go to: For more information regarding La Dolce Vita go to


Oct 22Desert AIDS Walk

cwOct 28 – Halloween Weekend /  Leather Pride Weekend – You do not want to miss this weekend, something for everyone.

Rainbow-Duck_940x415_slider-1[1]Nov 3-7 – Gay Pride Palm Springs – Although 7 weeks away, we are filling up fast. Don’t delay making your room reservations.

Nov 11-13 – Veterans’ Day Weekend

roastturkeynewletterNov 23-27 – Thanksgiving Holiday – Ken and Tim will be cookin up turkeys, sweet potatoes, dressing, green bean casserole, and lots of deserts for our 12th annual Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday Nov 24, all taking place outdoors by the West wing pool at 1PM, free for registered guests.

hamDec 23-26 – Christmas Holiday Weekend – Celebrating Christmas and Hanukah in the Desert is a wonderful time.  A dinner of Orange-Raspberry glazed ham, penne and lots of sides is shared with our guests on Christmas Day, Dec 25 in the Spa Courtyard, free for registered guests. Many of the same guests celebrate with us each year, so don’t delay making your room reservations.

New Years 2017 – Dec 29-Jan 1, 2017 – New Years will be here before you know it so do not delay making your reservations.  We sell out every year. Arenas Street is packed with everyone hugging each other to bring in the New Year!!

fim-festPalm Springs International Film Festival –  Jan 2-16, 2016 – One of the most popular events in Palm Springs, bringing in thousands of film enthusiasts, actors, directors and producers.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Weekend Jan 13-16, 2017  – Many government agencies have this weekend off of work in celebration of this famous US Civil Rights leader. It’s a great escape from the cold climates of the North. The Desert experiences mild daytime temperatures and cool nights. Great hiking, biking or laying around the pool weather. The Resort is running a special rate during this time (Dec/Jan Super Sale) so make your reservations as soon as possible.

Modernism Week  Feb 16-26 – This event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. It features more than 250 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.

President’s Day Weekend Feb 17-20, 2017 – Always a busy time is Palm Springs when the weather is perfect here in the desert and pretty cruddy in many places around the US and globally.

intbearconv2017International Bear Convergence – February 9-13, 2017

Coachella Music Festival – April 14-16 and April 21-23 –  One of the largest outdoor music festivals in the US. The line-up of musicians can be seen on PLEASE NOTE; DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR HOTEL ROOMS, THE RESORT MAY BE CO-ED. THE WEST WING WILL BE CLOTHING OPTIONAL.