PCA-LA 2017 Palm Springs Modernism Weekend
PCA - Los Angeles
Registration closed February 15, 2017 12:00 PM on February 15, 2017 12:00 PM PST Registration ends February 15, 2017 12:00 PM on February 15, 2017 12:00 PM PST Registration opens December 15, 2016 12:00 PM on December 15, 2016 12:00 PM PST Registration runs from December 15, 2016 12:00 PM to February 15, 2017 12:00 PM
PCA LA will hit the road again and head out to the desert for 2017 Palm Springs Modernism weekend!
Palm Springs Modernism Week is on February 16-26, 2017, and we will depart Friday, February 17, 2017 and return the afternoon of Sunday, February 19, 2017.
Scheduling the architectural tours is your responsibility, but a block of hotel rooms at the Palm Mountain Resort have been reserved for us, Additionally we plan to get together for a Saturday night dinner.
If you are interested in Saturday night dinner, please continue the registration process. There is no cost but we will need to give a head count to the restaurant.. We will be reserving space at a nice restaurant near downtown. For questions, send an email to Randy Blaesi at email@example.com
For those interested in the Palm Springs Modernism Weekend, Linda Cobarrubias has reserved hotel accommodations with David Patterson at Palm Mountain Resort. We have 10 rooms reserved (6 king and 4 double beds) for the holiday weekend. You must stay at least on Friday, February 17 and Saturday night February 18 – no one night option available as it is a holiday weekend.
We have the rooms on hold until January 17, 2017. The special rate for us is $215 per night – Palm Mountain Resort & Spa, 155 Belardo Road, Palm Springs CA 92262 (760) 325-1301. They are open 24/7 for reservations. You must CALL and mention Porsche Club of America, Los Angeles Region to get the discount. Make your own reservations with the hotel.
We have requested the rooms in front of the pool on the first and second floors (1st floor costs more than 2nd floor). There is a large pool area for a welcome event (no glass at pool of course). Our suggestion is we get munchies and drinks for an informal gathering on Friday at 6:00 pm, by the pool. Everyone can arrange their own dinner that night. There are at least a dozen great restaurants across the street from the hotel. We will plan a group dinner on Saturday; details to be announced. Friday is when most of us will go and most people work – BUT IT IS A HOLIDAY WEEKEND so you may want to do a drive around noon to avoid bad traffic. You may also wish to consider leaving around noon on Thursday, February 16 to avoid traffic problems. Since many of us have different schedules, we have not planned a drive tour out to Palm Springs for the event.
It takes approximately 2 hrs 15 min to get to Palm Springs from West LA with no traffic, but with traffic it could take up to 4 hours.
The Modernism events we are suggesting for our group trip would be from Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19, 2017. The event tickets are now on sale online at www.modernismweek.com. It is best to go online ASAP, to get the tours you want. Some of the most popular events are the Sunnylands Tour, Frank Sinatra Twin Palms home, Charles Phoenix Double-Decker Bus Tour, Frey House II Tour, Neighborhood walking tours (some are exterior only and some have interior tours) and the presentations/lectures/exhibitions.
An alternative clean, less expensive, hotel available NOW is Quality Inn, 1269 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 92264. The rooms are $112 to $114 per night, but if you want that price, reserve ASAP. It is not in downtown, close to the other hotel, but a short drive away. We can all attend the gathering on Friday night with everyone, as well as the Saturday dinner. Go to this link to make reservations there: QUALITY INN