Celebrate Sinatra’s Centennial at Westin Mission Hills

“Luck Be a Lady,” “My Way,” “Moon River.” “From Here to Eternity,” “Ocean’s 11,” “The Manchurian Candidate.” Las Vegas, Hollywood, Rancho Mirage. An Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Palm Springs International Film Festival prize. Pop singer, actor, humanitarian. I mean, I could go on…and on…and on.

Not only was Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra one of the most influential arts & entertainment talents of 20th century, the man known affectionately as “Old Blue Eyes” or “The Chairman of the Board” was a desert devotee, a man whose incredible, indelible imprint remains on this city in particular and on the Palm Springs Valley in general.

It seems more than fitting, then, that next December 12—which marks the centennial of Frank’s birth—our very own Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa will honor the man by hosting a birthday celebration. Acclaimed Sinatra impersonator Steve DiTullio and friends will take the spotlight at a dinner theater performance that will transport attendees way back to the golden days of Sinatra’s greatest hits.

In addition to feasting on DiTullio’s talent and the legend’s legacy, fans who happen to be in the Oasis Ballroom from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. that evening will be treated to a three-course classic Italian dinner. The first course will consist of a baby arugula, California baby beets, crispy prosciutto,
cannellini bean, ricotta salad with white balsamic vinaigrette. The main course will feature veal Parmigiana with linguini, broccolini, and pomodoro sauce. Dessert will be a fig upside down polenta cake served with prosecco panna cotta alongside salted caramel and a berry salad. A champagne toast is included in the price ($69 per person/$119 per couple), and a cash bar will also be available.

I totally expect this event to sell out, so I’ve already made my reservation. You can do the same by calling 760.770.2150 or sending an email to pinziminips@westin.com. And if you’re coming from out of town, do as my gal pal and diehard Frank fan Fernanda (who truly is a “Girl From Ipanema”) did: Enjoy overnight accommodations at 30% off. Book online, or call 866-716.8108 and mention rate plan LDPKG1. What are you waiting for? I know you won’t regret it if you “Come Fly With Me.”

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