Nestled just outside of the city streets of Phoenix, the Royal Palms Resort & Spa has everything one could desire for a luxurious stay. Ideally located at the base of Camelback Mountain which provides a breathtaking backdrop, this elegant resort reflects the culture of the land with a flair of Mediterranean architecture that attracts discerning travelers all year long.
Built originally as a 1920’s desert mansion, the Royal Palms has succeeded in creating a welcoming space with a variety of seasonal experiences that represent both its past and present. As you enter the grounds, your eyes are instantly drawn to the impressive palm tree-lined pool that invites guests to immediately grab a signature cocktail and jump in.
This upscale hotel embodies a classic Spanish estate layout with modern touches at every corner. Accommodation offerings include 119 rooms, casitas, and luxury villas. To make the most of your stay opt for a room that includes a view of Camelback Mountain because it is just too gorgeous not to appreciate during your stay. Each suite and room offer a unique sensory experience for guests to enjoy with a combination of minimalistic design and historical pieces that pay homage to the resort’s history.
For those looking to bring their four-legged friends along, the resort offers a handful of pet-friendly rooms to enjoy. Escape into opulence in one of the properties spacious pet-friendly Casitas which offers a wood-burning fireplace and private patio, perfect for watching the sunset or enjoying a glass of bubbly during an upscale night in. Designed as an oasis where comfort meets style, the casitas make for a soothing space to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing or lounging poolside.
T. Cooks the resorts award-winning restaurant provides an even more convincing reason to stay at the property. Indulge in the fresh local flavors in an upscale desert setting. Start the evening with a pre-dinner cocktail while you peruse the Mediterranean style menu. Guests can expect savory and bold flavors, with notes of regional influences from Northern Italy, Greece, and Spain. With mouthwatering menu choices like Beef Tenderloin paired with a Boursin Cheese and Tomato Tart, Artichoke Hearts and Asparagus to Chef Lee’s signature Pasta Carbonara this cozy establishment is sure to satisfy even the biggest of food connoisseurs. Choose a seat on the outside pet-friendly patio for an intimate outdoor dining experience where guests can toast under the stars and end the evening in a relaxing setting.
Next, make your way to Mix Up for a nightcap that will have your taste buds dancing. Sip on an expertly crafted beverage in this unique cocktail venue. Tasteful in every sense, Mix Up brings creative mixology to an elegant desert setting.
With its rich historic past and modern-day amenities, this local jewel keeps guests returning time and again. From the property’s intimate social areas to its hospitable service and elegant, minimalistic design, this hotel will undoubtedly continue to be a top hotel pick for guests near and far.
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