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Carmel Magazine, Summer/Fall 2017

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O n any given day, the concierge desk at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage buzzes with the usual resort activity as guests stop by for golf recommendations, restaurant reservations and details on activities across the greater Palm Springs region. Each afternoon, however, something unexpected also draws a crowd: candy. Glass vessels filled with complimentary jellybeans, candy-coated choco- lates, fruit chews and other classic sweets adorn the desk. Between them sit several photos, a nod to the famed actors, former presidents and musicians who inspire the display. Frank Sinatra smiles from a frame tucked near a jar of Tootsie Rolls, one of his favorite treats. An "I Love Lucy" image calls to mind Lucille Ball's famous chocolate factory scene. A bowl of peanut butter cups pays tribute to Elvis Presley; the King, who was famously fond of peanut butter lived nearby in the late 1960s. "Various celebrities and Rat Pack members had homes here in the Palm Springs area, so we've honored them with touches of Old Hollywood throughout the property," says Colin Maxwell, marketing and communica- tions manager at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. "The candy bar is one of the most popular." Set on a sunny, scenic ridge above Palm Springs, Palm Desert and the sur- rounding Coachella Valley, the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is a well-appoint- ed oasis in the southern California desert. The resort serves as a central base for exploring the culturally rich region, home to more than 100 golf courses and highlights that include respected museums and galleries, major music events, Palm Springs' iconic midcentury modern architecture and Sunnylands THE RITZ-CARLTON, RANCHO MIRAGE R a n c h o M i r a g e , C a l i f o r n i a B Y R E N E E B R I N C K S D E S T I N A T I O N S C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 7 285 Photos: Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

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