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Historic Phoenix resort unveils $3.7 million renovation

(Royal Palms Resorts and Spa)

PHOENIX — A historic Phoenix resort unveiled a $3.7 million makeover on Thursday.

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa is located at the base of Camelback Mountain near Camelback Road and Arcadia Drive. All rooms were designed as upscale, Mediterranean-style villas with meeting space and Tuscan-style gardens.

The resort dates back over 100 years and the renovation was designed to preserve the location’s historical attributes.

“Our team was adamant about keeping the resort’s distinct character intact, while at the same time introducing modern-day comforts and conveniences for today’s most discerning travelers.” said Royal Palms Resort and Spa General Manager Geoff Gray.

All of the 119 guest rooms received upgrades. Improvements to the presidential suite included upgrades to the kitchen highlighted by enhancements to the private patio and a wine refrigerator.

Poolside cabanas and orbit beds were added around the pool, which features a mother-of-pearl plaster finish.

The lawns and landscaping were updated, including nearly 200 palm trees over nine acres of land.

Another highlight to the renovation was a new paint scheme based on natural light and colors that combined the desert earth tones of Camelback Mountain along with the Mediterranean theme.

The resort was built as a private mansion in 1929 and also is a member of Historic Hotels of America. It is known as a romantic getaway destination  in the Valley.

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