• Renovations & Additions to Arizona Properties

     
    FROM THE Spring/Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    Royal Palms Resort Orange Grove

    Royal Palms Resort Orange Grove
  • Renovations & Additions to Arizona Properties

     
    FROM THE Spring/Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Royal Palms Resort Adds Outdoor Function Space

The historic 119-room Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix has added 3,600 square feet of outdoor meeting and event space. Famous for its rich history as a private estate dating back nearly 100 years, Royal Palms is reminiscent of a Mediterranean-style retreat with original design details like rustic doors, winding stone paths, hand-painted tile, courtyard fountains, outdoor fireplaces and lush gardens. The property sits on nine acres just below the area’s famous Camelback Mountain.

Tucked on the north side of the property, Camelback Vista can host 100 for a seated dinner and 180 for a reception and features a fireplace and surrounding brick patio, lawn and gated entrance.

The newly imagined Orange Grove accommodates 170 for seated dinners and 200 for receptions and was built on the site of the estate’s original orange grove. Highlights include a fireplace, pergola, tile mural and orange trees. royalpalmshotel.com

Renovation & Accolades for Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Only eight properties in the world and three in the United States, including The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson, have secured spots on both the Forbes Travel Guide 2018 “World’s Most Luxurious Hotels” and “World’s Most Luxurious Spas” lists. Forbes Travel Guide’s new  verified lists are compiled from data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors, who stay at the properties and evaluate them on up to 900 standards used to determine the guide’s annual star ratings.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain also has unveiled a floor-toceiling makeover of its 253 guest rooms and 44,000 square feet of meeting space, all inspired by the resort’s Sonoran Desert sense of place. As part of the upgrade, an arcade and 14 ground-level Fireside Mountain View guest rooms, each outfitted with its own outdoor fire pit, were introduced. ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain

Snow Bear Chalets, the world’s first ski-in/ ski-out luxury treehouses, has completed its first year of welcoming groups and individual guests at Whitefish Mountain Resort with great success. The three tree - houses, situated alongside the slopes, sleep a total of 22 guests. The three-story Cedar Chalet is ideal for a retreat, sleeping 10 and featuring four bathrooms, a living room/ kitchen/dining area that seats 20, and a spacious outdoor deck with seating for 10.

 

Situated 20 minutes south of Livingston and less than 35 minutes from Yellowstone National Park, the new Sage Lodge in Pray features 50 guest rooms in the form of a 34-room lodge and four 2,800-square-foot cabins that sleep up to 16. Sage Lodge’s event facility, The Barn, includes the Yellowstone Room that can host receptions for up to 190 and three smaller breakout rooms with space for up to 30 each. The Barn’s indoor-to-outdoor design allows events to spill onto the Lodge Lawn and Yellowstone Lawn.

 

This summer, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is debuting $25 million in expansions. The new Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge features a central gathering building, communal outdoor fire pits and more than 50 two-bedroom cabins. Also, the lodge recently introduced new Glacier Point at Sunset Tours that run from May through September and combine the expert knowledge of a local guide with the beauty of Yosemite National Park. Groups can enjoy wine, cheese and crackers or their own picnic dinner while enjoying the alpenglow.