Royal Palms 70th Anniversary Celebration
- Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Attire: Resort chic (a fashion nod to the 1940s is encouraged!)
- Live entertainment with a four-piece jazz band featuring a Frank Sinatra-style vocalist.
- Three action stations throughout representing signature dishes and cocktail pairings including paella, Kobe beef sliders, Sea Bass fish tacos, a Mediterranean display of hummus, cheeses, olives, Artisan bread and dessert.
- Cocktails, beer, wine and champagne.
- $50 per ticket (21-and-over event; food and two alcoholic beverages included)
- Space is limited and tickets are expected to sell out. Purchase at https://royalpalms70years.even
- Be sure to follow @royalpalmshotel and tag #RoyalPalms70Years
A little history lesson…Originally built in 1929 as a private estate by Delos Cooke as a grand gesture of love for his wife Florence, the home had several high-profile owners before it was transformed into a hotel by Al Stovall, a well-known band leader of The Biggest Little Band in America. A visionary who predicted a boom in tourism to the Southwest following WWII, Stovall and his partners guided the estate’s transformation from private residence to inn. They built 15 casitas to the west of the original home and converted the main house into several more guest rooms, a reception area, The Orange Tree Restaurant and a heart-shaped pool. In the winter of 1948, the first room reservations were recorded for the newly named Royal Palms Inn where guests paid $35 per day. Read about the full history here.