PALM SPRINGS, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- As most of the country sits under inches of ice and bemoans meteorological phenomena such as thundersnow, Palm Springs is a land of 80-degree winter days about to roll into its high season. Flanked by the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week (Feb. 17-27), celebrating the city's midcentury architectural heritage, and Coachella Music Festival (April 15-17), this year with Kanye West and the Kings of Leon as headliners, the weeks between Presidents Day and Easter are the busiest for this desert utopia.Since opening in early 2009, Ace Hotel & Swim Club has been a top draw for an under-40 party crowd enjoying a weekend pool scene that walks the line between hipster and bohemian. Rooms at the Ace are camping chic -- walls wrapped in canvas with super-comfy amenities and rock star glamour that doesn't skimp on the details -- and most weekends feature afternoon DJs at the pool, as well as special live-music events and dance parties during festival weekends. Those who aren't hotel guests can pay a day-use fee or get an annual membership that includes full use of the resort amenities and discounts on food and drinks.
|The Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a top draw for Palm Springs' under-40 party crowd and boasts a weekend pool scene that walks the line between hipster and bohemian.|