The words “Rancho Mirage,” “Palm Springs Valley,” and “award-winning” are certainly no strangers to one another. But that’s not to say that each new feather in our region’s cap isn’t cause for celebration. And so, I am so delighted to share with you, dear readers, the fact that my hometown’s very own Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa has won big in the 2013 Best of the Valley Awards.
Every spring for the last 20 years, Desert Magazine has turned to its readers to vote for their Palm Springs Valley favorites. In 2013, almost 420,000 ballots were cast—and Agua Caliente emerged with trophys for “Best Casino” and “Best Pool Party” (and you know what a fixture I am at those amazing summer evening events). In addition, the property scored as a finalist in the “Best Personal Stylist” category thanks to staffer Allison Annalora of the Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. And sister property Spa Resort Casino in Downtown Palm Springs also placed as a finalist in the “Best Casino” category.
“I’m happy that the team is being recognized for all their passionate, spirited, hard work,” proudly says C.O.O. Brian Hansberry of his award-winning colleagues. “Our team members aspire to always be number one, each and every day.”
And it shows! 365 days a year! Plus, don’t forget that in addition to the excellent gaming and the scorching summer pool parties Agua Caliente puts on, the property is also home to state-of-the-art performance venue The Show, boasts prime eating hot spots such as The Steakhouse, and offers stellar shopping sprees at Swarovski, among other specialty boutiques. So come on down to Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and make a day—or two, or three—out of it. You could literally check in and never want to leave! I’m a regular, so look for me ensconced in the corner booth or on the adjacent chaise longue near the hot tub. And that loud chime you’re hearing? That’s me, too…trying not to gloat too much as I rake in my winnings at the slots! www.hotwatercasino.com