Conveniently located between the prestigious Biltmore area and popular downtown Scottsdale, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is ideally situated for leisure travelers with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport only seven miles from this beautiful Phoenix resort. Unique ambiance, intimate surroundings and lush gardens evoke the sense of a faraway place, yet the hotel is minutes from downtown Scottsdale, world-class shopping, galleries, golf and popular Phoenix attractions.
Recommended Resort: Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a Spanish Mediterranean-style estate that offers 119 guestrooms, casitas and suites. Royal Palms Resort combines the graciousness and sophistication of a Mediterranean villa with the intimacy and privacy of a secluded spa retreat.
With its unique ambiance, stone fireplaces, and mountain views, the resort offers the award-winning T. Cook’s restaurant, Mobil Four-Star Alvadora Spa, swimming, complete fitness center, full service salon and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space — it’s no wonder Royal Palms has been Arizona’s #1 ranked resort in Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels.”
Check In: 5200 East Camelback Road in, Phoenix. 800-672-6011, royalpalmshotel.com
Check Out: The recreation. Activities abound thanks to the resort’s ideal natural setting. Highlights include hiking, biking and jogging on nearby trails, golf at neighboring courses and guided desert Jeep tours. If you prefer to stay closer to home, enjoy the swimming pool and hot tub, the option of an in-room massage and even bocce ball and croquet.
Don’t Miss: Alvadora Spa. Within the sanctuary of Royal Palm’s private spa retreat, guests will find themselves transported to a bygone place and time. Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of herbs, minerals and oils indigenous to the Mediterranean, this four-star spa offers magnificent views of Camelback Mountain, private patios, a full service salon and a 24 hour fitness center.
The two-level open air facility offers 10 treatment areas, a watsu massage pool, the signature Acqua Dolce Villa, featuring rock walls and two heated stone tables with custom overhead showers, water therapy, an outdoor rain shower and complete fitness center.
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid Contributor Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of Royal Palms Resort and Spa.
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