In addition to the upscale suites and accommodations (ranging from rooms to entire private residences) that the rich and famous can use, there is a huge array of dining, golfing, shopping, and fitness facilities. Just consider that there are 41 pools and 53 hot spas at La Quinta Resort alone. That means that today's biggest names are not going to be stuck splashing around with strangers, but can do so if they feel like it! Of course, most celebrities seem to be fond of their pampering and special treatment, and the award-winning Spa at La Quinta is likely to be a major attraction for them too. It has been selected as one of the "World's 10 Most Exotic Wellness Retreats" by CNN Travel and received three category awards from "Spafinders Readers Choice Awards" as well. Soon, there were too many Hollywood "escapees" for the one property and they began to convert La Quinta California into their own private paradise, or playground according to many. They began having world-class golf courses developed in the area, installing tennis courts and swimming pools, and establishing the same fine dining and cultural institutions that sprang up around them back in Los Angeles. The old saying that "the more things change, the more they stay the same," really does apply to La Quinta Resort & Club. Because the property was originally chosen by the Hollywood elite for its fine amenities and convenient location, there are still many who head to the site specifically because it is so handy. Naturally, none would come if they didn't also get the top-notch services and amenities required by modern movie stars, but many also come because the site offers so many different things to do and see, and all in privacy and total security.