Updates from the Star-Studded Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 3, 2017 Smart Meetings

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Palm Springs is a unique destination, with luxury properties, imaginative meeting spaces, cutting-edge restaurants, fascinating architecture and world-class spas. It becomes all the more special at the start of each year when it hosts the world-renowned Palm Springs International Film Festival and its glamorous gala, which this year will include Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, Casey Affleck and many other celebrities.

Smart Meetings will be in Palm Springs Jan. 1 to 4 to cover the film festival and discover the city’s many attractions for meeting groups. We’ll be tweeting regularly, so stay tuned!

Last Updated January 3, 2017 – 12:05 AM

Smart Meetings' Dan Johnson and actor Ben Kingsley at Palm Springs International Film Festival. @palmspringsca #SmartMtgs #palmsprings pic.twitter.com/vVqlf14PES

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 3, 2017

Natalie Portman was honored for her leading role in Jackie. @palmspringsca #SmartMtgs #palmsprings pic.twitter.com/o4wwTf5n2G

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 3, 2017

Amy Adams won the Chairnan's Award for her performance in Arrival. @palmspringsca #SmartMtgs #palmsprings pic.twitter.com/J6SmJ8qSnX

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 3, 2017

Casey Affleck was honored for his performance in Manchester by the Sea. @palmspringsca #SmartMtgs #palmsprings pic.twitter.com/GlNE8ksSDh

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 3, 2017

Mahershala Ali received the film festival's Breakthrough Performance Award for his role in Moonlight. @palmspringsca #SmartMtgs #palmsprings pic.twitter.com/L9Fh5ikyIL

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 3, 2017

Kirsten Dunst and Nicole Kidman at the film festival's lively gala after-party at the Parker in Palm Springs @palmspringsca #smartmtgs pic.twitter.com/fzRYfTH1h8

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 3, 2017

Tom Hanks is receiving the Icon Award at tonight's Palm Springs International Film Festival gala. @palmspringsca #SmartMtgs #palmsprings pic.twitter.com/XmGEx7Dvqo

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 3, 2017

Parker Palm Springs Resort is a luxurious property that includes a fabulous spa, croquet and spacious lawns. @palmspringsca #SmartMtgs pic.twitter.com/SPZAV0WA9T

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 2, 2017

Actress Laura Linney and Smart Meetings' Dan Johnson at Parker Palm Springs' spa before film festival gala tonight. #PalmSprings #SmartMtgs pic.twitter.com/8hTwqxJXax

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 2, 2017

The camera is no match for bartender Saul Montos as he prepares a martini at Eight4Nine Restaurant in Palm Springs. #PalmSprings #SmartMtgs pic.twitter.com/5pboTLHpOw

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 2, 2017

It's freezing in much of the country, but guests at Renaissance Palm Springs lounged by the pool earlier tonight. #PalmSprings #SmartMtgs pic.twitter.com/vBIu7nxcpp

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 2, 2017

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, where the media fam group is staying, is decked out for the holidays. #Palm Springs #SmartMtgs pic.twitter.com/tncC995Pdw

— Dan Johnson (@SmartMtgsDan) January 2, 2017

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