Dear NAILD Annual Conference Attendee,
We are very excited for NAILD Innovation 2018 and are looking forward to seeing you in Rancho Mirage, California! Here are a few helpful tips as you prepare for your trip and the Conference. A full program booklet will be provided to you when you register onsite.
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa is located approximately 7 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport. The estimated taxi fare per person from the airport is $24.00 one way.
Pre-Scheduled Ground Transportation Option
Telephone Number: 760-409-8826
For 1-2 people, the price is $35 one way plus a $3 airport fee. Groups of 3+ are $15 per person plus a $3 airport fee.
First Day Schedule
Registration will open at 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 13th in the Ambassador Ballroom Foyer. The Ambassador Ballroom is located across the way from the Celebrity Ballroom. We will provide a property map at the hotel front desk upon check-in.
The Conference kicks off Tuesday night with the Under the Stars Kick-Off Dinner from 6:30-8:30pm at the Master’s Plaza. To access Master’s Plaza, please proceed to the area across from Fireside Lounge to the right of Las Brias Pool (if you are looking at the Pool area).
Special Needs and Meals
Anyone requiring special accommodations is requested to contact NAILD staff as soon as possible if you have not already, so we can make the necessary arrangements. This includes wheelchair accommodations, special meals and any other needs.
Table Top Exhibitors
Table Top Exhibitors can set up from 1:00-5:00pm on Tuesday, February 13th in the Ambassador Ballroom. The Table Top area will open at 7:30am on Wednesday, February 14th.
Weather and What to Wear
The weather is expected to be in the 70sF all week during the day and 50-55F during the evening. As the desert can get chilly at night we ask that you bring a sweater or jacket to keep warm if we are outdoors, especially for the Tuesday evening reception.
Participants for Tuesday morning’s Garry Haverland Memorial Golf Outing will be meeting at the Pete Dye Clubhouse located behind Las Brias Pool. Breakfast will be served from 8-9am with tee times beginning at 9am. Please note: collared shirt, slacks, shorts required. No metal spikes.
Wednesday evening’s A Desert Paradise White Party is evening casual. Help us set the mood by wearing your best white!
Also, please be sure to bring a sweater or a jacket to the meeting rooms each day as it is difficult to keep the heat or air conditioning at a comfortable level for all attendees.
Hotel Rate: Note that the rate will appear on your bill as $209 + $10 resort fee. The resort fee includes overnight self parking, guest room wifi, daily newspaper, fitness center access and a 14% discount on Pro Shop merchandise.
There will be complimentary internet in the guest rooms and meeting room for your convenience.
Safe travels to Palm Springs! We look forward to seeing you there!