Courtesy Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5200 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
800-672-601 or 602-840-3610
Kudos: The hotel has received consistent high marks since it reopened in 1997 including the AAA Four Diamond award since 1999, multiple honors from Conde Nast Traveler including its Gold List of World’s Best Places to Stay (2005-2011) and Top 50 U.S. Mainland Resorts (2005-2010). Travel and Leisure rated Royal Palms the No. 23 Hotel in the U.S. and Canada. Its spa earned the Forbes Four Star Spa Award from 2004 to 2011 and the Top 25 Hotel Spas in the U.S. and Canada for 2004-05 from Travel and Leisure. The hotel is managed by Destination Hotels and Resorts and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
Rooms: 119 rooms in casitas and guest rooms.
Amenities: Royal Palms is known for its Alvadora Spa and its AAA Four Diamond restaurant, T. Cook’s.
Meeting space: The resort has 9,083 square feet of indoor function space, and 11,370 square feet of outdoor gathering areas.
Location: On the edge of Scottsdale, Ariz., the resort is a 20-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.