2016 CSU Facilities Management Conference

Activities


California State University, San Bernardino

Join us for a tour of the California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) campus. CSUSB is located on 430 acres at the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. This excursion will include a briefing on the history, master plan and current initiatives of the university, followed by a tour of various campus locations including student services, academic spaces, the university’s 1.4 MW Direct FuelCell® and weather permitting, our observatory. A box lunch will be provided on the bus upon departure from the hotel.

Where:  Arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start at the entrance of Indian Wells Conference Center
Length:  Approximately 4 ˝ hours (1 ˝ hour tour)
Time:  11:30 AM — 4:00 PM
Cost:  There is no cost.
How:  Register online when registering for the conference.

 

California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus

Join us for a mini excursion and tour of the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. Located just a few minutes up the road, CSUSB Palm Desert is the only four-year public university in the Coachella Valley! We’ll tour the campus facilities, including the gorgeous Indian Wells Theater.

Where:  Arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start at the entrance of Indian Wells Conference Center
Length:  Approximately 2 hours
Time:  2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Cost:  There is no cost.
How:  Register online when registering for the conference.


Tuesday Evening Banquet

Join us for an evening under the stars at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus (PDC), while taking in the beauty of the desert. A program and dinner event will be held at the campus courtyard, followed by a brief campus tour. The program will introduce four of CSUSB Palm Desert Campus’ champion supporters in fostering the relationship between the City of Palm Desert, the Coachella Valley, and the California State University to bring the Palm Desert Campus to fruition. Richard “Dick” Oliphant, President and Founder of Oliphant Enterprises, Martin Alvarez the City of Palm Desert’s Director of Economic Development, and Palm Desert Campus’ very own Dean, Dr. Sharon Brown-Welty have long demonstrated unrelenting advocacy and guidance for the continued expansion and growth of this one-of-a-kind campus. Each panelist will share the history of PDC and how an idea of instituting a college campus in the Coachella Valley has formed into one of Palm Desert’s most valued treasures. A bus will arrive after dinner to take those who wish to return to the hotel early.

Where:  Arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start at the entrance of Indian Wells Conference Center
Length:  Approximately 2 ˝ hours
Time:  5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Cost:  $50.00
How:  Register online when registering for the conference.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Hiking

Experience the adventure of riding the world’s largest rotating tramcars at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Rising over two and one half miles to a scenic wonderland, the Tram’s two 80-passenger cars revolve slowly from within, providing a spectacular 360-degree view of the desert and surrounding area. Guests begin their adventure at the Tram’s Valley Station, at an elevation of 2,643 feet and travel through five unique life zones (comparable to a motor trip from the hot Sonoran Desert to the Alpine Wilderness), as they ascend to the Tram’s Mountain Station.

The Mountain Station is located at an elevation of 8,516 feet and sits within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Area. The Mountain Station features spectacular viewpoints, the Peak’s upscale restaurant, Pines casual cafe, Lookout Lounge, gift shop, natural history museum and a theatre showing “Building on a Dream” the history and construction of the Tramway. Just outside the Mountain Station are some 54 miles of hiking trails, primitive campgrounds, a ranger station and the Winter Adventure Center with cross-country ski and snowshoe tube equipment rentals (snow conditions permitting).

Long Valley Discovery Trail - follow the nature trail posts around a ¾ mile (40-45 minutes) loop (see map). This easy level trail provides an excellent introduction to the Park’s plants and animals.  IMPORTANT: For your comfort, always wear sturdy closed toe shoes, layered comfortable clothing, hat and sunscreen. For fall and winter, a heavy jacket and gloves are a good idea, along with appropriate waterproof shoes. Water is only available at the Ranger Station. Bring your own water. Stay on designated trails only.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is located 45 minutes from Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.

Where:  Arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start at the entrance of Hyatt Regency Conference Center
Length:  Approximately 5 hours
Time:  1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Cost:  $23.45
How:  Register online when registering for the conference.

Golf

Located on property, Indian Wells Golf Resort is the premier golf destination in the Palm Springs area for everyone from amateurs to pros to presidents. Offering 36-holes of championship golf, both courses ranked in the Top 20 "Best Courses You Can Play" in California by Golf Week Magazine, and ranked number 11 in Conde Nast Travelers’ “Top 15 California Golf Resorts.”

As a conference attendee, you may book your tee times at Indian Wells Golf Resort directly with the Golf Concierge at (760) 674-4149.

Weekend Green Fees: $159.00 before 2 p.m.; $69.00 at 2 p.m.
Weekday Green Fees: $149.00 before 2 p.m.; $59.00 at 2 p.m.
Calloway Club rental fees: $75.00 before 2:00 p.m.; $50.00 at 2:00 p.m. (includes six golf balls)

Tennis

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California, is a legacy in the world of professional tennis. As the former home of the Newsweek Champions Cup, now the sixth largest tennis tournament in the world, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa has hosted tennis greats, including Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, Stefan Edberg and many others. The Indian Wells tennis area features three hard-surface courts, tennis instruction, and services to help plan your own Indian Wells tennis tournament.

All tennis reservations must be made from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. by calling (760) 674-4140. Court reservations are available up to 24 hours in advance.

 

Wellness

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts offer each guest an opportunity to enhance their stay and keep active by using our fitness facilities.

Take your state of well-being to the next level when you take advantage of the full-service fitness facilities offered at our award-winning Palm Springs health spa. Work out in style in our 24-Hour Fitness Center, featuring a complete selection of Life Fitness Cardiovascular and weight machines.

There will be also be a guided StayFit Walk for the duration of the conference starting at 6:00 am. Meet in front of Agua Serena Spa. For those who prefer to walk or jog at their own pace, please click here for a map. For more information, call (760) 674-4100.