There have been a lot of businesses, resorts, projects, events, and more that have promised to come to the Coachella Valley in the past few years. Here is a running list of those to keep track of what actually does succeed in coming to greater Palm Springs and what does not.

Listed in no particular order:

Moon Resort

What: An “ultra-luxurious” $5-billion, 10,000-room, five-star, five-diamond, 250-acre resort that looks like the surface of the moon in Coachella.

Status: Nothing yet.

Surf Park #1

What: Palm Desert resort housing a luxurious wellness center, multiple four-star spas, and an undisclosed amount of restaurants, bars, and lounges.  Plus pools and action sports like surfing, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, rock climbing, lazy river, water slides, skate arena, and sand volleyball courts.  There would also be a nightclub.

Status: Nothing yet.

Surf Park #2


What: A $100 million, 60-acre surf park facility in Indio complete with 50 room boutique hotel and lagoon.

Status: Nothing yet.

Four Hooters locations

What: 4 Hooters locations opening in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Indio, and Coachella starting in the summer of 2015.

Status: Nothing yet.

Downtown Cathedral City Hotel

What: A proposed five-story 312-room hotel spread across a 14-acre site on vacant land at the south end of Date Palm Drive and East Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City.

Status: Saxony, the group behind the hotel, dubbed “Club Saxony,” missed the deadline to purchase the land on New Year’s Eve 2016.  The city is looking for another developer to take on the project.

Eight Coachella Valley Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin Donuts in Palm Springs

What: Eight locations of Dunkin’ Donuts opening throughout the Coachella Valley and Imperial County starting in 2015.

Status: One location opened in Indio in 2016.

La Quinta “X Park”

What: state of the art facility for skateboarders, BMXers, and more built across from La Quinta High School.

Status: The city is looking at various concepts and designs as well as taking input from the public.

“Return To Aztlan” Theme Park


What: An amusement park located by the 10 freeway near Fantasy Springs and Spotlight 29 Casinos with a 200-foot pyramid, a 10,000-person concert plaza, a movie theater, amusement rides, hotel, river walk, hotel, restaurants and stores.

Status: Nothing yet.

CV Link

What: A 50-mile souped-up bike path for cyclists, pedestrians and, for some reason, electric vehicles which can speed up to 25 mph running 50 miles from Palm Springs to Coachella.

Status: The project, which has been a total clusterfuck, is scheduled to begin construction in 2017.

Indian Wells Hotel / Condo Project

(TMC Group)

What: 300 hotel units and 60 condos planned on the corner of Highway 111 and Miles Avenue in Indian Wells. The hotel portion would be 85-feet-tall.

Status: The development team claims that construction will begin in 2018 and be completed in 2019 or 2020.

Updated: 5/3/17 – This list will be updated as new information or projects are announced. If you think something should be added or updated, let us know about it.