Add to this, the louvres, languid fans and wired-for-everything suites; then the palmy gardens, pools and occasional princes - plus a personal butler for each guest.
The recently restored structure, now called Alumni Hall, commands the north side of Court Street, a splendid symbol of the village's palmy years.
Your great indoors (plenty of marble, golden teak and a ripping sound system) open out to even greater domains of palmy glades and views of floating islands.
There was more than one (perhaps as many as three) little pianos over the years at Russell Square - in his palmy days, old Sedley was certainly rich and doting enough to shower his daughter with expensive luxuries.
The program ended with the return of the artist's final masterpiece, created just eighteen months before his premature death in 1973, and redolent of his troupe's young and palmy days.
Readers of the narrative came from all over the world and from all walks of life to meet the man and stay at his palmy resort.
The palmy days of self-sustained, endless growth seemed to have gone for ever.
That impresario in his palmy days was once faced with a press complaining vociferously that too many of the new American plays he was energetically producing were clinkers.
Instead we are moving the mail over distances of hundreds of miles - over jungled mountains and high palmy savannahs - using high-frequency radio.
So let us assume somebody's brother-in-law showed up one day in the palmy pre-sound days of Hollywood, and his brother-in-law, a power on the lot or on the set, said: ‘People, this is Bob, and he is a producer.’