Famously touted as the retreat for the stars and dignitaries in Phoenix, Arizona, including U.S. Presidents, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa isn’t your typical “garden variety” hotel—though it is every bit a vibrant and lush garden.
The drive up to Royal Palms Resort’s entrance is magnificent, yet simple. Graceful palms stand at attention along its mosaic driveway, greeting all weary travelers. The red and blush-colored floral landscaping complements the rust-colored backdrop of the historic Camelback Mountain. This is only a sneak peek of what’s to come inside the property.
Once inside the miniature community, guests enter the garden of signature magenta bougainvillea, exotic plants, and calming fountains of varying sizes. The winding paths through the property are ideal for long walks, even longer talks, and taking rests in between strolls on cozy, Mediterranean-inspired furniture. Time must be set aside to relax and enjoy this modern-day Garden of Eden. There is much history and many treasures around every corner of this place.
Royal Palms Resort was originally built in 1929 as a summer retreat for Cunard Steamship executive and financier Delos Cooke. In recent history, the resort underwent a multi-million dollar restoration and re-opened in the summer of 1997. Since its major renovation, the property continuously updates and maintains modern luxury. It is situated on 9 acres and features 119 beautifully-decorated, luxury casitas and guestrooms inspired by Spanish Colonial architecture and brilliant Tuscan-style landscaping. Built in classic estate style, all rooms are appointed with plush Desert Dream pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen televisions and hand-selected European furnishings. This boutique property is a home-away-from-home with amenities that meet both your needs and wants (including those that you hadn’t taken the time to realize you had). Additionally, the resort also holds 20,000 square feet of meetings and events space—making it the perfect place for weddings, showers and other special gatherings.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa flexes its exceptional muscle every minute of the day in the world of hospitality. For that reason, Travel and Leisure has awarded them the honor of the World’s Best Award as the #1 resort in Phoenix, Arizona.
Make your stay at Royal Palms Resort more exceptional with an excursion or special activity. The Concierge staff is at your leisure and will assist you in making arrangements whether in or outside the property. Suggested activities include: golf at nearby championship links, bicycling, hot air balloon rides, desert jeep rides, shopping and more.
To book your royal experience: http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/concierge.php
Royal Palms Resort and Spa embodies the perfect atmosphere for romance. With the help of the cast and crew of Royal Palms Resort’s Romance Team, guests can tailor a romantic retreat for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or just because!
Examples of customizable romantic experiences and signature activities:
• An intimate private dining experience, where everything from wine and food to music and gifts is customized
• Couples’ spa treatments
• Climbing Camelback Mountain
• A hot air balloon ride followed by a gourmet brunch in the open Sonoran desert
To build your romantic adventure: http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/romantication/
The oasis in the middle of the Royal Palms oasis is the Alvadora Spa. Indulgence ain’t so bad if it’s here. Exquisite services and treatments in an exceptionally beautiful environment await you.
Alvadora Spa link: http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/phoenix-spas-alvadora.php
(My recent article about the Alvadora Spa: http://usedview.com/article/alvadora-spa-at-royal-palms-resort-phoen… )
Royal Palms Resort has remarkable cuisine and has opened Cervantes Bistro featuring Mediterranean cooking while their award-winning restaurant, T. Cook’s, is being renovated during the summer. Cervantes Bistro is located in the heart of the resort’s signature art gallery which displays an original collection of fine artwork in collaboration with Celebration of Fine Art. Adjacent to Cervantes Bistro is Cervantes Lounge, featuring creative cocktails each evening, as well as live entertainment and visiting artists on Fridays and Saturdays through the summer in an intimate and distinguished atmosphere.
Dining information and options: http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/restaurant/about-phoenix-az-restaurant.php
Meetings, Weddings and Events
Featuring over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, the resort’s meeting salons are rich in design, including Regal Spanish Colonial architecture with character, detail and history while meeting the need for advanced technology. Antique furniture, huge stone fireplaces and views of tranquil gardens are signature on the property.
Each wedding venue has a uniquely intimate atmosphere complete with ornate décor, antique accessories, manicured gardens, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and numerous views of the inspiring resort and Camelback Mountain.
For summer specials: http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/summer.php
Royal Palms Resort and Spa is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, http://www.destinationhotels.com/
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5200 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
Special thanks to Royal Palms Resort and Lindsay Schropp Brean of J. Public Relations.