Royal Palms Resort and Spa, an award-winning luxury Phoenix resort and part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, completed a comprehensive $1.4 million dollar renovation of its Mediterranean-inspired indoor meeting spaces. The completion of the project signals the next era of meetings, groups and events offerings as the storied resort progresses towards its 75th anniversary year in 2023.

One of the most sought-after venues for weddings, groups, and events in the Phoenix area, Royal Palms Resort and Spa offers more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Antique architecture, stone fireplaces, views of the resort’s tranquil gardens and natural light billowing in through the Mediterranean-arched windows and doors give attendees the feeling of being honored guests of a grand estate and elicit feelings of being somewhere truly story-worthy. Royal Palms Resort and Spa tapped longtime, award-winning partner Bar Napkin Productions and its CEO Haley Balzano to conceptualize and execute the vision for spaces including the Estrella and Palmera Salons, Cervantes Room, and Lounge, and Vernadero room, ranging in size from 612 to 2,450 square feet and accommodating up to 300 guests.

The renovation honors the residential roots of the property, which was originally built in the late 1920s as a private estate for Cunard Steamship executive and financier Delos Cooke and his wife when her health required warmer climates. Honoring the resort’s place in history while weaving in elements of modern design, the reimagination of its interior events spaces celebrates the surrounding desert landscape to further accentuate the flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. Taking inspiration from traditional Spanish hacienda-style design, the energized color palette showcases soft earth tones, creating a neutral canvas easy for customization, along with varying shades of blue and jewel tones for added pops of color. Each meeting room is adorned with one-of-a-kind decorative pieces like what the Cooke family would have collected to make the spaces feel like a history of found objects.

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