PHOENIX, ARIZONA PROPERTY EST. 1948 Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, Delos Cooke’s hidden “El Vernadero” mansion has been the destination for travelers seeking tranquility and solitude since 1948. A charmingly intimate resort, this exclusive Spanish-Mediterranean estate encompasses a bygone era of elegance, refinement, and style. Aged wrought-iron and handsomely worn woodwork, along with a breathtaking collection of European antiques and Spanish tiles, line the stone-paved walkways throughout the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Set amid lush courtyards and vibrant gardens, 119 guestrooms, suites, and villas reflect the ambiance, residential style, romance, and charm of early Spanish colonial mansions. Delos Cooke, an industrialist and nephew of J.P. Morgan, and his wife, Florence, built their winter home on these 65 acres in 1929. CONVERTED RESORT LUXURIOUS SERVICE BLENDED DÉCOR SPANISH COLONIAL REVIVAL AMENITIES 119 guestrooms, suites, and villas. Business center, fitness center, swimming pool, and croquet. Alvadora Spa, a Forbes Four-Star spa, celebrates the revitalizing benefits of herbs, minerals, and oils indigenous to the Mediterranean with 10 treatment areas, magnificent views of Camelback Mountain, private patios, salon, and 24-hour fitness center. DINING Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, T. Cook’s has received the highest acclaim for its seasonal New American menu and extensive wine list. Weekly live entertainment and creative, handcrafted cocktails can be found at The Mix Up Bar. LOCATION At the base of Camelback Mountain, 15 minutes from downtown Scottsdale and Biltmore Fashion Park; golf, hiking, shopping, and museums nearby. Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport: 7 miles, 15 minutes. 5200 East Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85018 T 800.672.6011
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