Hotel & Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Phone: (760) 773-4444

Check-in: 4:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

The resort hotel is conveniently located about 15 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in the beautiful Coachella Valley near Palm Springs.

Reservation Information

SNA Discounted Room Rates:
$189.00 per night, Single/Double plus applicable taxes

REMINDER: Conference registration is required to be able to reserve a room within SNA’s discounted hotel room block. Whether registering online or by email/mail/fax, after you’ve submitted your payment and received your order confirmation, you will be given access to the Housing Reservation system, with a unique housing registration link tied to your individual registration. The School Nutrition Association reserves the right to cancel, without notification, any reservation that does not have a corresponding registration for SNIC 2020.

Rooms are issued on a first-come, first-served basis until December 21, 2019. Please note the SNA discounted rate will not be available after the cut-off date of December 21 or prior to that date if the room block is full. Please make your reservations early to take advantage of the discounted rate. All rates are subject to all applicable taxes and assessments.

Cancellation policy: Reservations must be cancelled ten (10) working days prior to arrival date and a cancellation number must be obtained to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax charge.

Travel Information

Air Transportation:
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is the nearest major airport. The airport is about 15 miles from the hotel, approximately 30 minutes. When making your airline reservations, feel free to use Corporate Traveler, SNA’s official travel agency. SNA’s dedicated travel manager can be reached at (571) 302-7187 or via email at **Please note that a $30 convenience/booking fee will be assessed by using Corporate Traveler.**

Ground Transportation:
There are several transportation options to and from the Palm Springs International Airport including taxi cabs, shuttle vans and rental cars. Please note that the hotel does not provide complimentary hotel shuttles.


  • On-site parking fee: Covered in resort fee as a guest of the hotel
  • Self-parking fee: $12 USD daily
  • Valet parking fee: $10 USD daily, $30 night

Tour Opportunities

End your conference experience on Tuesday afternoon, January 14, by exploring the Palm Springs valley with first class service by ACCESS Activities. ACCESS maintains local relationships with quality vendors and prides itself on its knowledgeable and trained staff who offer a personal touch and a special connection to the area, providing a rich experience for guests to enjoy! Three options are available:

  • Desert Jeep Half-Day Tour—extraordinary scenery abounds on this 4WD adventure tour deep into the canyons of the Metate Ranch Preserve in the San Andreas Fault Zone, which includes a visit to a natural palm oasis and the natural and cultural history of the Coachella Valley.

  • Celebrity Home Half-Day Driving Tour—experience how Palm Springs became the playground for Hollywood’s elite in this tour which includes “Little Hollywood” and the glamorous Movie Colony, as well as Palm Springs’ distinctive landmarks and celebrity visitor haunts.

  • “Taste of the Desert” Walking Epicurean Tour—a two-hour, 1.5-2 mile guided culinary tour offering a unique opportunity to “taste” your way along Palm Desert’s upscale shopping and art district, El Paseo at six restaurants/specialty shops while learning about the art, history and culture of the area.

Space is limited! Download the Tour Registration Form for details on how to register.

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2900 S. Quincy Street, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22206  

Tel (703) 824-3000
Fax (703) 824-3015

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