Babymoon Bliss at the Royal Palms
Babymoon Bliss Package at Royal Palms Resort and Spa Gives Couples One Last Hoorah Full of Romance, Relaxation and Memories
For many of the six million expectant couples in the U. S. each year, a last fling is just what the doctor ordered. As the countdown to delivery begins, couples realize they need both an emotional and a physical recharge … not to mention a little romance and laid-back couple time.
Enter the trend of babymoon vacations. Research by Liberty Travel and BabyCenter.com shows that 59% of expectant or new parents took a babymoon vacation in 2008, spending at least one night away from home.
One ideal babymoon retreat is the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts. The resort exudes romance and pampering with the intimacy of its 119 masterfully designed guestrooms, casitas and villas; regal Spanish Colonial architecture which captures the essence of patina and time; beautifully sculpted Tuscan-style gardens; exquisite tapestries, antiques and stone fireplaces throughout; Director of Romance, Robert Vickrey, and a staff dedicated to the spirit and nuances of romance; T. Cook’s restaurant, cited by Phoenix magazine as the Most Romantic in Phoenix/Scottsdale; and the intimate Alvadora Spa, consistently ranked as one of the top spas in the country for romance.
The resort’s Babymoon Bliss Package provides romance, luxury, pampering, comfort
and ease at a time when stress is often at its highest. For some couples, a babymoon getaway is a pre-partum lovers’ getaway; others prefer a post-partum vacation to bond with their newborn. The Babymoon Bliss Package is designed to provide either experience.
- A two-night stay in luxurious, intimate accommodations
- "Baby Bump" pregnancy photos by Jennifer Bowen Photography at the resort; "Bundle of Joy" newborn photography; or an option for both if both a pre-pregnancy and post-partum packages are scheduled. Includes up to 60 fully edited, custom photos; online proofing and ordering; a slide show set to music of photographer favorites; and a $25 print credit.
- From Moonbeams, a Cleanwater bathtub filled with goodies: rubber ducky in stripes or polka dots, Erbaviva organic "Nighty-Night" lavender aromatherapy for baby's bath, Under the Nile organic hooded towel and wash cloth, and Angel Dear baby slippers.
- A $50 gift certificate to shop at Moonbeams, just minutes from the resort
- “Whatever-your-craving” in-room amenity for mom
- Cigar and cognac for dad
- A pampering prenatal massage and pedicure at the Alvadora Spa to sooth mom’s backaches and tootsies
- A stress-reducing therapeutic massage for dad
- A candlelit bath for two, drawn by the resort’s caring staff upon request
- A selection of complimentary in-room movies such as "Expecting Moms," "Look Who's Talking,” "Three Men and a Baby," plus a selection of gourmet popcorn, sparkling waters for mom and chilled beer for dad.
The Babymoon Bliss package starts at $1,129 Summer, from $1,429 Fall and from $1,649 Winter. Rates include daily resort fee, but not taxes or gratuities. For information or reservations, call 800-672-6011 or visit www.royalpalmsresortandspa.com.
A member of Historic Hotels of America, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a AAA Four Diamond resort located at the foot of majestic Camelback Mountain. Combining the graciousness and sophistication of a Mediterranean villa with the intimacy and privacy of a secluded retreat, Royal Palms offers: 119 custom-appointed guest rooms, intimate clusters of casitas and villas,; regal Spanish Colonial architecture; over 20,000 square feet of estate-like meeting space; Tuscan-style gardens; exquisite tapestries, antiques and stone fireplaces throughout. Designed around the original historic private mansion, Royal Palms is home to the award-winning T. Cook’s restaurant, Mobil Four Star Alvadora Spa, a Mother-of-Pearl-tiled swimming pool with private cabanas, and croquet lawn. Just minutes from Scottsdale’s shopping, galleries, golf, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Camelback financial corridor, Royal Palms is an ideal retreat for business, pleasure and special occasions, offering luxury, privacy and convenience.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa Royal Palms Resort and Spa is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com or to join Destination Delivers, visit www.destinationdelivers.com.
Jennifer Bowen Photography is a boutique wedding and portrait studio based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jennifer is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in Phoenix Bride & Groom Magazine, Arizona Bride Magazine, Ceremony Magazine, The Wedding Chronicle, Arizona Bride Resource Guide as well as on internationally recognized wedding planning sites such as The Knot and Southern Weddings Magazine planning blog. In 2009, she was nominated as a finalist for "Best Photographer" by Arizona Bride Magazine Best of 2009 Awards and received a "2009 Brides Choice Award" by Wedding Wire.
Jennifer Bowen also provides lifestyle portrait photography to families, documenting their most important milestones. Popular sessions include maternity photography, infant/newborn photography, children, high school seniors and family portraits. You can view Jennifer's work at www.jenniferbowenphotography.com or stay very up-to-date with her popular and well-trafficked blog: www.jenniferbowen.net.
Moonbeams is a charming boutique that offers the largest selection of baby and children's products including furniture, bedding, blankets, sleepwear and clothes. We have helpful sleep aids and a fine collection of organic products including organic mattresses and body care. You will find beautiful room decor, diaper bags, unique gifts and more. Moonbeams also offers personalized baby registry and complimentary wellness seminars. www.moonbeamsshop.com
- Erin Stremcha
- Director of Marketing and Public Relations
- Phone: 602.808.3185 Fax: 602.840.0233