La Quinta Resort & Club has been recognized as one of the nation's best desert hotels and resorts.
In its September 2013 issue, the magazine Smart Meetings named La Quinta Resort & Club in the inaugural Smart Stars Awards. The awards celebrate
"the best premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues,
and convention and conference centers in North America across 25
categories," according to Palm Springs tourism officials.
A Smart Stars web page describes La Quinta Resort & Club:
"As one of the original desert hideaways, the resort is located at the
foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Southern California and has been
refuge for many groups since 1926, featuring a charming village-like
architecture. It has 535 fireplaces, 41 pools, 53 hot tubs, 23 tennis
courts, seven restaurants and five golf courses, along with 190,000 sq.
ft. of indoor and outdoor event space."