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| By: Rachael Weir

Situated midway between Phoenix and Scottsdale, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a luxury resort at the foot of Camelback Mountain. Mixing Mediterranean style with the privacy of a secluded retreat, the property offers special perks for Five Star Alliance guests.

Originally built by Cunard Steamship executive and financier Delos Cooke in 1929 as a summer retreat, the resort welcomes guests through a driveaway lined with palm trees and a 250-year-old fountain in the porte cochere. Read more about the property below the photo.

Royal Palms Resort and SpaSet amidst 9 acres of flower gardens and exotic plants, the award-winning resort recalls the glamour and confidence of the Post World War II era. Following a major renovation, the property offers 119 custom-appointed casitas, suites, and guest rooms, along with 20,000 square feet of estate-like meeting space. Read more below the Casita King Guest Room photo. 

Casita King Guest Room at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa

The resort's winding paths lead to cozy nooks with crackling fireplaces and courtyards with fountains. For relaxation, the Alvadora Spa provides a range of signature treatments and services focused around Mediterranean essences, as well as calming Vichy showers, cascading outdoor eight-foot waterfall showers, fireplaces, and eight treatment rooms. Continue reading below the Alvadora Spa photo.

Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Five Star Alliance Perk: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate receive full breakfast for two daily (maximum $20 per person/per day) and a $100 spa services credit per room/per stay.

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