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La Quinta Resort & Club's New “Chestnuts & Capra” Package


 La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Rolls Out the Red Carpet this Holiday Season with New “Chestnuts & Capra” Package

Fourth Annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Celebration Salutes Frank Capra’s Classic Film with Interactive Cooking Demos, Chestnuts Roasting on a Fire, Fudge Tastings and The Big Guy in Red


LA QUINTA, Calif. – November 18, 2013 – La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort -- a quintessential desert gem sporting five iconic golf courses, 41 pools and enough Hollywood nostalgia to make a scriptwriter spin – is proud to launch the hotel’s fourth annual Capra-esque celebration during the upcoming holiday season. Included in the festivities is a new “Chestnuts & Capra” package which features guest room accommodations, dinner for two at acclaimed Morgan’s in the desert, breakfast for two at TWENTY6 and the ultimate pre-dinner perk – roasted chestnuts and cocktails (including the George Bailey, Mary Bailey and Poinsettia) for two.  Rates for this package start at $345.00/double occupancy, excluding taxes and resort fee ($27), based on availability, and can be booked by visiting or calling +1760 564 4111.  December 1-31, 2013.

the sights, sounds and revelry of the season unfold, guests can enjoy a variety of sensory experiences from interactive cooking and fudge-making demonstrations to chestnuts roasting on an open fire, food and beverage specials and breakfast with the big guy in red (December 14; $18/adults; $12/kids 6-12, excluding tax and gratuity). 




Highlights of this year’s season include weekly holiday cooking classes ($5 for guests; $8 non-guests) and the resort’s tribute to Capra’s iconic holiday movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which Capra wrote while staying in his favorite La Quinta Resort casita.  Every Friday, guests and their furry friends can enjoy a free silent screening at the Fiesta Wall.



This year’s holiday offering at La Quinta Resort & Club includes the following. For further details and menu information, please visit


Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Every Friday evening, visit the lobby for fresh roasted chestnuts

“It's a Wonderful Life”
This famed holiday movie was written at La Quinta Resort - and is honored every year. Watch the silent version as it is projected on the Fiesta Wall.
8 p.m.


Holiday Cooking Class 
Located in the Main Kitchen. Learn how to make holiday classic dishes for a holiday gathering
3- 4 p.m.
$8 for local guests, $5 for PGA WEST members and resort guests, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
RSVP: +1 760 564 4111 ext. 7258

Fudge Demonstration in Lollipops 
Morgan's famous Pastry Chef Patrick demonstrates how to create home-made fudge

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