Palm Springs tourism continues to grow according to the latest numbers released by the finance department.
City officials said the hotel transient occupancy tax (TOT) brought in just under $3.4 million in April, making it the most successful month in the history of the city's hotel tax.
City leaders attribute the growth to a number of iconic events that brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. The number grew 25.68% over the same time in 2013.
"The City of Palm Springs is experiencing a historic renaissance as the hippest, most happening resort destination in Southern California and beyond," said Mayor Steve Pougnet.
Mayor Pougnet said the success is largely due to the two Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivals, the Tachevah Block Party, the Dinah Shore and White Party weekends, mixed in with Spring Break.
"April was simply a phenomenal month for Palm Springs tourism and we could not ask for anything more," said Aftab Dada, general manager of the Hilton Palm Springs and chairman of P.S. Resorts. "Every hotel room in the city was fully committed."
Vacation rentals also continued to play an important role in the city's economic success, making up 22.6% of TOT collection in April, up 50% from the same time in 2013, city officials said in a statement.
"With the opening of ultra-cool new destinations like the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, the Sparrows Lodge and upcoming new lodging like the Arrive Hotel, Marriott's Traida Resort and the spectacular Kimpton Hotel and rooftop bar coming soon to downtown, Palm Springs has brilliantly succeeded in refreshing our brand for every generation of resident and visitor," said Mayor Pougnet.
"It's amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together and I want to thank our hard working tourism and hospitality partners for their continued dedication to promoting the Palm Springs destination, like no place else," Pougnet added.