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Listen to the March 28, 2020 episode of Eye on Travel, from the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.

Peter Greenberg is an Emmy-award-winning producer, writer, radio broadcaster and television correspondent. America's most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Peter is Travel Editor for CBS News, and appears on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, and across many CBS broadcast platforms. He is the consummate insider when it comes to reporting the travel business as news. No other journalist brings his level of expertise and extensive experience to the travel process. 

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Features

Kaniela Neves, Director of Hotel Operations, talks about the evolution of the gaming operation, specifically in Southern California, and how the hotel has become a one-stop-shop with its spa. It’s a big part of the community, and Kaniela speaks about the challenges that come with a resort of this size and how it’s striving to overcome them on a daily basis. Kani also speaks about the amenities and putting luxury first.

Kenneth Williams, Executive Chef, says that never in 1,000 years would he have been in the desert. The New Jersey native speaks about living in Palm Springs, sourcing and his pleasant surprises regarding the culinary scene in the region. He reveals a recent dish that he put on the menu that he thought would fly off the shelves but did not as well as a surprise menu item that people are really enjoying. The chef also speaks about some of the more challenging ingredients and the arctic salmon.

Daniel Spencer, Director of Spa Operations, shares the true resort experience that the spa brings to the property and how he defines wellness. He explains all of the ways that Agua Caliente’s spa goes beyond the traditional spa in terms of purification, environment and relaxation. Then, Daniel talks about essential oils, including its effects on the immune system, enhanced aromatherapy and indigenous ingredients. Then, he explains the treatments that make this spa a cut above the rest.