THERMAL, CALIFORNIA (November 5, 2008) – HITS is proud to announce that Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert and Residence Inn by Marriott Palm Desert have been added to its roster of Premier Lodging Partners for the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit, which begins on January 20.
Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert is conveniently located off of Interstate 10 and in close proximity to the El Paseo shopping district, award winning golf and spas. Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert also offers complimentary free high-speed internet, movie channels, pay-per view, in-room coffee, hair dryers, iron and board in each room. For those looking for some leisure outside of their room, the hotel features an outdoor pool, two spas, fitness room, putting green and tennis courts.
Residence Inn by Marriott Palm Desert offers smoke-free rooms that are 50% larger than a standard hotel room and include a living area and complete kitchen. Each room also features complimentary high-speed internet and a pull out sofa. Exhibitors who stay here can start their day off the right way with a complimentary hot breakfast. For recreational purposes, the hotel is highlighted by tennis courts, putting green and a fitness center on the hotel grounds. As an added bonus, this hotel is also pet friendly. Both hotels are offering special HITS rates, so book now!
Additional lodging partners for the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit include:
*JW Marriott's Desert Springs Resort-In one word, this resort can be described as 'fabulous''! It features stylish surroundings and spectacular views with golf courses, sparkling pools, an impressive lobby with gondolas and exotic birds, a brand-new spa, fine dining, sizzling night life and every amenity under the sun. It's conveniently located near the HITS Desert Horse Park via Interstate 10. Make sure to mention the special HITS Rate Promotion Code H44 when booking your room.
*La Quinta Resort-A legendary hideaway and meeting destination, La Quinta has been renowned since 1926 for its charm and serenity. Beautiful lodging is set amidst welcoming gardens and the surrounding mountainous backdrop. La Quinta Resort & Club features 90 holes of some of the country's best golf courses, including the famous Stadium Golf Course at PGA WEST and the picturesque Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort. World-class Spa La Quinta offers resort guests a variety of unique indoor and outdoor treatments including PGA WEST Golf Massage, open-air Celestial Showers Sacred Stone Massage and more. Fine dining and all types of amenities await you.
*The Embassy Suites Palm Desert- Enjoy a two room suite, free daily cooked-to-order breakfast, as well as free daily evening receptions, and a heated pool and spa. The hotel is pet-friendly and offers coin laundry, room service, tennis courts, putting green, video arcade and a fitness room. Book early to receive special HITS shows rates.
*Comfort Suites Palm Desert -Conveniently located off of Interstate 10 and just minutes from the HITS Desert Horse Park, Comfort Suites Palm Desert is a smoke-free, pet-friendly hotel, offering complimentary hot breakfast, heated outdoor pool and spa, exercise room, free high-speed internet, an on-site business center and plenty of parking for trucks and trailers.
*Inn at Deep Canyon-One of Palm Desert's finest small hotels overlooking beautifully landscaped grounds. Deep Canyon features complimentary continental breakfast, heated pool with a sundeck and spa, as well as refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers in every room. The pet-friendly Inn also offers free high-speed wireless internet and is conveniently located near shopping and fine dining at El Paseo.
*Best Western Date Tree-This hotel features a relaxing Olympic-sized heated pool with a spa that is open 24 hours per day. The pet-friendly hotel also offers a fitness room, mini-fridges, free wireless high-speed internet access, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, laundry room, DVD players in each room and a complimentary DVD library. Guestrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and feature kitchenettes. Family suites are also available.
*The Royal Plaza-Conveniently located near the HITS Desert Horse Park and next door to Cactus Jack's Restaurant, the Royal Plaza is framed by the spectacular Santa Rosa Mountains and has been an Official Host Hotel of the HITS Desert Circuit for over 15 years.
*Quality Inn Indio-Also located near the HITS Desert Horse Park at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Monroe Avenue, the Quality Inn Indio offers free deluxe continental breakfast, free coffee, outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as refrigerators and microwaves, hairdryers, ironing boards, and coffee makers in each room. The pet-friendly hotel offers smoking and non-smoking rooms.
*Super 8-Conveniently located to the HITS Desert Horse Park, the Super 8 is a pet-friendly hotel that features a free continental breakfast, high-speed internet and a pool. Make sure to reserve early for special HITS rates.
Special rates, when offered, as well as pet-friendly designations, are listed on the Lodging Section of the HITS Thermal Website. Be sure to make your reservations early in order to obtain the best rates available and don't forget to mention that you are competing at HITS.
HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since that time, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter/jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.
For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit http://www.HitsShows.com
© 2008 Flying Horse Photography
The HITS Desert Circuit's all-time leading money winner Richard Spooner is on course during the 2008 HITS Desert Circuit.
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