Royal Palms Resort Spa History and Recipes

Royal Palms Resort Spa History and Recipes - Desert Dream, Desert Romance is a beautiful book on one of the most famous destinations in the country. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the Royal Palms has a rich history. Now you can recreate its recipes from this combination history book and recipe book. The recipe section is about 30 of the book's 171 pages. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 171 pages. 

Copyright: 2009, Second Edition 

Publisher: Royal Palms Resort and Spa 

Author: Royal Palms Resort and Spa 

ISBN: 9780972565318

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Description: In 1926, Delos and Florence Cooke pursued their dream to build a winter haven in the Arizona desert. Little did they know that they would touch so many lives and in the process create the legacy that is today Royal Palms Resort and Spa. 

This newly updated book acknowledges the contributions of so many people throughout the years who participated in the evolution of this extraordinary property. It honors the associates of Royal Palms Resort and Spa for their passion and sense of ownership as caretakers of the estate and it is a tribute to all the previous owners, architects, interior designers, landscapers, builders, neighbors, and guests whom have all played such an important part in the history of the Cooke's "El Vernadero," now known as Royal Palms Resort and Spa. 

The complexity of the restoration, additions, and renovations of this property into one of the finest hotels in the world is worth chronicling on its own merit. The vision of revitalizing this sacred treasure was the foundation by which the authentic residential feel of the estate was achieved at such an unprecedented high level. The effort was so great that Cornell University documented the entire process in their publication, American Lodging Excellence and Hospitality Magazine gave the resort its "Best Hotel Design" award. 

This book is the result of a desire to share the complete Royal Palms story, to illustrate its rich history, unique style, its recent updates and improvements, and its classic recipes from T. Cook's, the resort's awarding- winning restaurant. 

This book tells the full story, from the original home in all its glory to its transformation to an inn, to the innovative restoration work completed in the mid-1990's, and to the commitment today to make it one of the most revered resort properties in the Southwest, and the world. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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