LA QUINTA, Calif - La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST, a Waldorf Astoria Resort and quintessential desert oasis boasting a 45-acre playground laced with 41 legendary swimming pools, puts the chill on summer with a lineup of cool summer rates and programs. From alfresco films to rock-bottom greens fees, roving cocktail carts and seasonal Peak Harvest Festival, the time is ripe for dipping into the desert. New Summer Chill rates keep the heat off the pocketbook starting at $119.00/double, June through September 30, 2015. http://www.laquintaresort.com/summer-chill/

Languid and legendary, this 1926 outpost has long attracted Hollywood's elite to swim its storied pools, play on its bougainvillea-strewn grounds and tee up on its world-class golf courses. From Garbo to Gable, the list of celebrities who have graced La Quinta's gorgeous grounds, resided on property or simply penned "It Happened One Night" knew a good thing when they found it.  This summer, couples can star in their own screenplay in a selection of newly-restored Starlight Casitas, complete with alfresco fireplaces tucked under the starlit sky. 

Couples' Chill Pill
With the majority of La Quinta's 620 casitas and multi-unit villas clustered around a tapestry of inviting pools, couples can dive into a daily agenda of activities just steps from their guestroom.  New this year is a chilled experience at all resort pools - with climate controlled water varying between 81 and 84 degrees.  A selection of Dive-In Movies are slated as is a new roster of wellness programs and spa services to melt away the day in style.  The resort also offers bicycles for a romantic post-dinner romp.

The adult Plunge Pool is the stop for a cold brew and a spin at sporting that new suit.   A fresh line-up of cocktails kick off the summer culinary carte including Morgan's in the desert's Basil Me Down, the smoked mezcal margarita at Adobe Grill and Sweet Ray of Sunshine at TWENTY6. In addition, live entertainment sparks things up at The Top of the Plaza and lounge at Morgan's in the desert.

For fitness enthusiasts a new round up of wellness-inspired classes including water works, cardio, cuts & core, waterfall meditation, metabolic blast or the Tabata BootcampTM are sure to spice things up.

Divine Digs
Fall 2014 marked the resort's debut following a multi-million dollar restoration.  The signature guestrooms showcase oversized, nail-head embellished headboards, contemporary Victorian chairs, geometric floor treatments, stylized Palomino textured leather bed benches and updated guest bathrooms.  For the ultimate chill escape, guests can upgrade their experience to one of the resort's exclusive suites complete with private chilled pools.  The Pueblo, Hacienda and El Presidente suites offer private chilled pools and start at $629.00.

Peak Dining Experience
Cut out for an evening of lively libations and pre-fixe menu specials celebrating products served at their zenith at award-winning Morgan's in the desert.  Summer's Peak Harvest Festival line-up includes the Wagyu Bacon Festival (June 18-29), Sweet & Tart Cherry Festival (July 1-13), Stinky Rose Garlic Festival (July 16-27), Sweet Corn & Lobster Festival (July 30-August 9), Heirloom Tomato Festival (August 10-31) and fiery Hatch Chili Festival (September 1-13).  In addition, the resort will roll out beverage cart service poolside and extended happy hours at TWENTY6 and Ernies.

Tee it Up
With five world class golf courses boasting legendary designers and holes such as "Alcatraz" set to challenge that handicap, summer is the time to cash in on rock bottom rates and specials. The Stay and Play package puts La Quinta's top PGA WEST courses on par starting at $154.00/double with one free round of golf daily (surcharge for TPC® Stadium Course).  Summer green fees at the renowned TPC® Stadium Course start at $59.00 daily/$39.00 sunset, including cart.  www.laquintaresort.com/golf.

Spa La Quinta
Cash in on spa deals across the board with select savings on full-price treatments.  Seasonal spa treatments include the Desert Duet couples massage, Shea Butter-infused Quench Ritual, Desert Detox or Rosemary and Peppermint Awakening.  The PAWS program features a dual in-room massage for two- and four-legged guests. Advance reservations required.  Blackout dates apply. www.laquintaresort.com/spa.

All hotel packages based on availability, excluding taxes and resort fees where not waived. Blackout periods apply.

Contact:
Koleen Hamblin
For La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West
+1 800 487 9057
ko@kolicommunications.com

About La Quinta Resort & Club
La Quinta Resort & Club is a renowned desert destination in the greater Palm Springs area featuring 620 elegantly-appointed casitas and suites and 98 villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta®; 41 swimming pools and 53 hot spas; the Mountain and Dunes resort golf courses, 23 tennis courts and exceptional cuisine at Morgan's in the desert; TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie's at PGA WEST® and elsewhere throughout the resort. www.laquintaresort.com; 760.564.4111.

About PGA WEST®
Known as The Western Home of Golf in America®, PGA WEST® is home to the new PGA WEST® Golf Academy, three award-winning public golf courses including the famed TPC Stadium Course and three private courses designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. www.pgawest.com.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 26 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking a www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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