Renaissance Indian Wells reopened as Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells following a multimillion-dollar design transformation.

The property underwent a complete makeover of its 560 guest rooms including 103 suites. Also included in the project were remastered corridors, a new multi-story lobby, a new fitness center, pool-area enhancements and food and beverage innovations, including The Place lobby bar.

An olive tree grove was also added to the property as well as the debut of a new outdoor gathering spot.

Building on a 30-year heritage in Indian Wells, the resort is celebrating its rebirth by taking on its beloved original name. The Renaissance Esmeralda label is a nod to the hotel’s storied legacy under its earlier name, and to a treasured, star-studded history which is incorporated into the property’s intriguing new look.

An early home to Hollywood icons from Bob Hope to the Rat Pack, the resort has reemerged as a favorite as well among new and up-and-coming generations of icons.

"Embracing the spirit of the desert, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa is the perfect example of what the Renaissance brand offers today: a sense of clever theatricality and an open invitation to experience something a little unexpected during our guests’ travels,” said George Fleck, vice president of Global Brand Marketing & Management, Renaissance Hotels. “Infused with vibrant unexpected moments, this newly reimagined resort offers spontaneous discoveries at every turn.”

Upon entering the property, guests are immediately welcomed by dozens of new pendant lights reflective of the desert’s starry night skies. The grand staircase and indoor fountain have been refreshed and the renewed lobby setting provides added communal dining and workspaces.

Guest accommodations feature new configurations including a larger selection of suites and complete floor-to-ceiling transformations in every room category. A high-low mix of raw yet refined materials instills a fresh and contemporary feel inspired by Renaissance Hotels’ theatrical design philosophy.

All guest rooms feature a mix of hardwood floors and carpeting, versatile seating areas with a dining table and chairs to provide casual workspace with generous internet bandwidth, and pull-out sleeper sofas in king rooms.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells Suite
Suite, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells .

Also in guest rooms, new locally inspired artwork salutes the resort’s neighborhood, its indigenous scenery and its iconic history.

Outside, poolside guests will enjoy state of the art lounging with ample power ports for work or play, oversized cabanas and beachfront views.

The resort’s various public spaces—including its 23 acres of Mediterranean-inspired grounds featuring gardens, waterfalls and surrounding lakes and its newly planted olive grove space—can be booked for meetings, private parties and events, yoga and wellness retreats, and more.

The resort offers 112,400 square feet of meeting and event space, including 33 breakout rooms and the 18,400-square-foot Esmeralda Ballroom that has capacity for 1,770 people.

R.E.N. Meetings, Renaissance Hotels’ meetings platform, provides planners with a dedicated event team that will reflect the neighborhood across all senses—from styling of each space, locally sourced catering and turnkey social breaks to inspire and motivate networking among guests.

Information is based off a press release from Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells.