On Friday, October 6, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa unveils the redesign and new concept of the hotel’s lobby bar, Aquifer65, Palm Desert’s newest bar and lounge.

Taking inspiration from the Coachella Valley’s distinct surroundings and unique location above a 65-mile-long subterranean reservoir, the revamped Aquifer65 features modern touches and a tranquil color palette that evokes the feeling of water and natural surroundings, complemented by floor to ceiling views of the 450-acre desert oasis that awaits outside.

Aquifer65 offers an elevated and playful take on traditional bar food. The menu features a California Meat & Cheese Board featuring Zoes prosciutto, soppressata, and Purple Haze goat cheese, Deviled Free Range Eggs prepared with truffled yolk, serrano ham, pickled red onion, and chive, and a Donut Tower showcasing an assortment of donut holes served with raspberry coulis and chocolate sauce. Drawing upon the theme of water, the bar will feature 65 unique spirits for thoughtfully presented drinks.  Handcrafted cocktails include La Vesper d’ Aquifer, an infamous Royale martini garnished with an orange twist and the Fresh 76, comprised of Cîroc berry vodka, Italian prosecco, and blue curacao.

From 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to a complimentary tasting of these California-inspired small plates featuring locally sourced ingredients as well as a selection of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, presented by Executive Chef Peter Smith.

The Grand Opening event of Aquifer65 is on Friday, October 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with complimentary tastings offered between 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Aquifer65 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is located at 74-855 Country Club Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92260. 760.341.2211