As the United States’ sixth largest city, Phoenix has come to embrace traffic jams and crowds of people as a fact of life. However, there is one oasis in the desert that refuses to give into the stress of city life.
Surrounded by high walls of lush foliage, Royal Palms resort and spa in Phoenix, Arizona is a portal to another time and place. Once through its outer gates, guests are immediately greeted by a quiet serenity that transforms the abrasive sounds of the city into a distant memory.
This unique resort began its life in 1929 as an expansive Mediterranean-style summer retreat for Cunard Steamship executive Delos Cooke. As the location’s purpose was reinvented and transformed to provide five-star guest accommodations, designers created 119 custom villa and casita rooms that seamlessly blended modern appointments with historical design.
Rather than giving off the pre-fabricated feel of a traditional hotel. Royal Palms resort presents a beautiful display of guesthouses nestled between private gardens and relaxing terraces. Each of the grounds’ winding paths provide a unique journey that lets guests meander through the resort’s immaculate landscape, which is further enhanced by the calming fragrance of orange blossoms.
A variety of room types are available depending on the desires of the guest. The Spa Terrace suite is a popular option for the perfect romantic getaway or relaxing escape. Its design was developed specifically to cater to those wishing to indulge in the resorts endless list of in-room spa services.
Upon entering, guests find themselves in the suite’s lounge. This area contains a soothing earth tone motif and a plush, canopied daybed that transforms the room into a luxurious massage locale. Venturing further, one can’t help but notice the large deep claw foot soaking tub located in the center of the open pathway to the bedroom. Guests can relax in its warm waters while receiving a manicure or facial.
The highlight of the spa suite is its sage-toned sleeping quarters. The premier beds melt around one’s body like a cloud and provide an excellent view of the room’s fireplace and terrace placed against the gorgeous backdrop of Camelback Mountain.
Royal Palms resort and spa is located at 5200 East Camelback Road Phoenix, Arizona 85018. Room rates vary based on desired features. For more information on the unique rooms available and special getaway packages, call (800) 672-6011 or visit www.royalpalmshotel.com.