Romance and relaxation go hand-in-hand and this February, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, billed as one of the “50 Romantic Retreats” by Travel + Leisure and many others, has an array of experiences to choose from including an over-the-top engagement package for couples ready to tie the knot.
Complete with an “Engagement Concierge”, guests who book the new Royal Engagement Package have full access to a concierge who will arrange a personal consultation prior to arrival in order to help create a memorable proposal story. From sourcing specific flowers to choosing the ideal location, the Engagement Concierge takes every element into account to ensure the perfect proposal.
Royal Engagement Package (Pricing from $2,189)
- One night of luxurious accommodations.
- Via Cappello dinner package that includes a private table for two set in a tucked-away location on the grounds decorated with rose petals and a candlelit walkway; a five-course dinner by Executive Chef Todd Allison with wine pairings; a champagne toast; a Spanish guitarist; and a personal server throughout the evening. Location options include Alegria Garden, The Nook, Jardin d’Amore and more.
- Photographer to capture the engagement moment.
- Personalized champagne flutes.
- Rose petal turndown.
- Breakfast in bed.
- Two 50-minute couples massages at the award-winning Alvadora Spa.
- Personalized wedding cake top amenity.
- Discounts on a future wedding venue and engagement photo site session.
- Customized packages can be designed based on the couple. Must book 7 days in advance.
Whether to celebrate Valentine’s Day or just a romantic stay at the newly remodeled resort, rooms start at $399 per night in the month of February. In-room fireplaces, custom-designed and hand-carved furniture, views of the resort’s gardens and Camelback Mountain, all set the tone for the ideal couples retreat.
The resort’s on-site restaurant also has a romantic legacy all its own. T. Cook’s, one of Arizona’s most celebrated restaurants for more than two decades, is offering an ultra-luxe, prix-fixe menu on Valentine’s Day starting at $170 per person. Awarded “Best Romantic Restaurant” by numerous media outlets, this year Chef Allison is creating a “You & I” menu where guests will enjoy a five-course menu with such dishes as Lobster Bisque, Maine Diver Sea Scallops & Braised Beef Short Rib, Grilled Petite Filet Mignon, Strawberry Shortcake, Warm Dark Chocolate Cake, among others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602-808-0766.
With a heritage dating back to 1929, Royal Palms combines the graciousness and sophistication of a storied Mediterranean villa with the intimacy and privacy of a secluded retreat, leaving a lasting impression on all who visit. A true destination for lovers, the resort was originally built as a private mansion as a grand gesture of love by financier Delos Willard Cooke for his wife Florence. Unlike any other resort in Arizona, winding stone paths transport guests past a grove of orange trees, trickling fountains in courtyards, roaring outdoor fireplaces, 100-year-old rustic doorways and hand-painted tiles, and lush gardens filled with magenta bougainvillea, exotic plants and desert flowers.
For more information, please visit RoyalPalmsHotel.com or call 602-283-1234 and follow the resort on Facebook @RoyalPalms and Instagram @RoyalPalmsHotel.
About Royal Palms Resort and Spa
A member of Historic Hotels of America, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a AAA Four Diamond resort located at the foot of majestic Camelback Mountain. Combining the graciousness and sophistication of a Mediterranean villa with the intimacy and privacy of a secluded retreat, Royal Palms offers 119 custom-appointed guestrooms, intimate clusters of casitas and villas, regal Spanish Colonial architecture, more than 20,000 square feet of estate-like meeting space, Tuscan-style gardens, exquisite tapestries, various antique décor, and stone fireplaces throughout. Designed around the original 1930s historic private mansion, Royal Palms is home to the award-winning T. Cook’s restaurant, the Mix Up Bar, Forbes Four Star Alvadora Spa, a Mother-of-Pearl-tiled swimming pool with private cabanas. Just minutes from Scottsdale’s shopping, galleries, golf, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Camelback financial corridor, Royal Palms is an ideal retreat for business, pleasure and special occasions, offering luxury, privacy and convenience. For more information, please visit RoyalPalmsHotel.com.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a portfolio of new and existing upper-upscale and luxury properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters, boutique properties to resorts. Whether it is a fascinating past, an exclusive location, famous architecture and design, or an award-winning dining experience, the properties in the collection provide guests with “social currency” and allow them the freedom to be unique. Current properties include The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas, The Coco Palms Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, which is expected to undergo a revitalization and re-open in spring 2018, The Royal Palms in Phoenix, Arizona, The Confidante in Miami Beach, Florida, the Hotel Du Louvre in Paris, France and Carmelo Resort & Spa in Uruguay. For more information, please visit unboundcollection.hyatt.com. Follow @UnboundxHyatt on Facebook and Instagram.
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