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PALM SPRINGS

PALM SPRINGS

Find your oasis

Palm Springs combines its retro Hollywood glamour into an ever-changing landscape of ultra-hip and modern.  Swanky bistros, trendy poolside cafes, celebrity golf, contemporary art galleries, a growing assortment of upscale resorts, and those magical desert vibes make Palm Springs, well, magical!

And somehow all the modernity stands lockstep with the throwback Mid-Century Modern architecture and Rat Pack-era history that have made up the fabric of the community for decades.

Destination Highlights

HEALTH + WELLNESS

The Coachella Valley has been an environment for wellness since the days of the earliest Native American settlers, and later when Old Hollywood came to relax in its healing waters. Besides the legendary hot springs, the first meditation centers began in the local mountains - and still exist today.

ARTS + MUSIC + CULTURE

Everyone knows about the cultural phenomenon that is the Coachella Music + Arts festival, but Palm Springs is home to a thriving local art scene with several modern museums, public art installations, and galleries.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

When half the country is shoveling snow in January, those of us in Palm Springs are putting our shorts and tennis shoes on. Hmmmm...where to advenutre today? How about the natural beauty of the Coachella Valley, or the large boulders and strange-looking palms of Joshua Tree National Park, or the looming Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountain Ranges, or maybe the Salton Sea?

Destination Highlights

HEALTH + WELLNESS

The Coachella Valley has been an environment for wellness since the days of the earliest Native American settlers, and later when Old Hollywood came to relax in its healing waters. Besides the legendary hot springs, the first meditation centers began in the local mountains - and still exist today.

ARTS + MUSIC + CULTURE

Everyone knows about the cultural phenomenon that is the Coachella Music + Arts festival, but Palm Springs is home to a thriving local art scene with several modern museums, public art installations, and galleries.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

When half the country is shoveling snow in January, those of us in Palm Springs are putting our shorts and tennis shoes on. Hmmmm...where to advenutre today? How about the natural beauty of the Coachella Valley, or the large boulders and strange-looking palms of Joshua Tree National Park, or the looming Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountain Ranges, or maybe the Salton Sea?

Leadership

Barb Smith

Partner
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Barb began her destination management career in 1976, with ACCESS Destination Services (then named California Leisure Consultants). She excelled in sales and management roles in all of Cal Leisure’s offices before purchasing the Palm Springs office in 1988 with her husband Ken, where Barb served as President. The Smiths are destination management veterans. Barb is well known and respected across the country as a destination management expert.

Ken Smith

Partner
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Ken was involved in the commercial building industry in the San Diego, Orange County and New England areas for over 15 years before joining his wife Barb, in 1988, as an owner and General Manager of ACCESS Springs (then named California Leisure Consultants). Ken is currently a partner in ACCESS and is actively involved on a local level with the business and hospitality community.

CONTACT

40004 Cook Street, Suite 1
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760.200.0112

Leadership

Barb Smith

Partner
Read Bio
Barb began her destination management career in 1976, with ACCESS Destination Services (then named California Leisure Consultants). She excelled in sales and management roles in all of Cal Leisure’s offices before purchasing the Palm Springs office in 1988 with her husband Ken, where Barb served as President. The Smiths are destination management veterans. Barb is well known and respected across the country as a destination management expert.

Ken Smith

Partner
Read Bio
Ken was involved in the commercial building industry in the San Diego, Orange County and New England areas for over 15 years before joining his wife Barb, in 1988, as an owner and General Manager of ACCESS Springs (then named California Leisure Consultants). Ken is currently a partner in ACCESS and is actively involved on a local level with the business and hospitality community.

CONTACT

40004 Cook Street, Suite 1
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760.200.0112

The ACCESS 5-Star Experience

We understand how much is how much is riding on your program, and choosing the right DMC partner is critical to the overall success of your event. We survey every single one of our clients, and each year over 600 planners give ACCESS a perfect 5-star rating. 

The ACCESS 5-Star Experience

We understand how much is how much is riding on your program, and choosing the right DMC partner is critical to the overall success of your event. We survey every single one of our clients, and each year over 600 planners give ACCESS a perfect 5-star rating. 

Awards & Accreditations

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