Indian Wells

Indian Wells

This beautiful city boasts a high percentage of very well-off retirees, resulting in a “private club” feel for those who live here. With a property owner I.D. card, residents enjoy an array of perks, from discounts at hotels, spas, and restaurants to special invitations to parties at the BNP Paribas Open, The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden’s WildLights, and more. Fortunately, Indian Wells shares its wealth, including the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (host of the BNP Paribas Open and Indian Wells Arts Festival), Indian Wells Golf Resort and IW Club, and Desert Town Hall Indian Wells lecture series. Four deluxe hotel properties lie within the city’s borders: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa; Indian Wells Resort Hotel; Miramonte Resort & Spa; and Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa.

This beautiful city boasts a high percentage of very well-off retirees, resulting in a “private club” feel for those who live here. With a property owner I.D. card, residents enjoy an array of perks, from discounts at hotels, spas, and restaurants to special invitations to parties at the BNP Paribas Open, The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden’s WildLights, and more. Fortunately, Indian Wells shares its wealth, including the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (host of the BNP Paribas Open and Indian Wells Arts Festival), Indian Wells Golf Resort and IW Club, and Desert Town Hall Indian Wells lecture series. Four deluxe hotel properties lie within the city’s borders: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa; Indian Wells Resort Hotel; Miramonte Resort & Spa; and Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa.

Tips & Fast Facts

  • When President Dwight Eisenhower first vacationed here in 1954, he was so impressed with Indian Wells that it became his winter residence.
  • The upscale golf shop in the IW Club boasts one of only nine Callaway Golf Performance Centers in the country.
  • Although The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden’s street address is in Palm Desert, the park spans both cities.
  • BNP Paribas Open is the fifth largest tennis tournament in the world.

Timeline

1960 — Indian Wells Country Club hosts the first Bob Hope Desert Classic.

1967 — Indian Wells is incorporated, becoming California’s 400th city.

1986 — Indian Wells Golf Resort begins construction.

1993 — Desert Town Hall Indian Wells speaker series begins.

2000 — Construction on the Indian Wells Tennis Garden begins.

2011 — The Hyatt Grand Champions undergoes renovation.

 

source: Palm Springs Life