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About The Breakers
Resort Profile: A luxury oceanfront hotel and one of America’s legendary resort destinations. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the modern-classic resort has invested $250 million over the past decade in its ongoing revitalization and expansion. Its timeless atmosphere reflects the elegant comforts and personalization of a grand residence, but energized with a youthful, family-minded philosophy. With the commitment of its original ownership, capital expenditures averaging $20 million a year are reinvested in The Breakers for the long term, to ensure the resort remains appealing to future generations. Distinguished as a AAA Five Diamond property, the resort has earned numerous accolades for its commitment to the environment, community service and the quality of life it provides to its employees.
Location: Situated on 140 acres on the island of Palm Beach, Florida. Located seven miles from Palm Beach International Airport, 42 miles from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and 72 miles from Miami International Airport. Both Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike provide easy access to South County Road (via Okeechobee Boulevard), which leads to the entrance of The Breakers.
Climate: Due to its close proximity to the Gulfstream, Palm Beach enjoys a sub-tropical climate noted for year-round breezes and moderate temperatures ranging from 75-85 degrees.
Architecture/Design: Created in the Italian Renaissance-style, inspired by the magnificent Italian villas of the 1400s. Exterior: Twin Belvedere towers with graceful arches, patterned after the Villa Medici in Rome. Front drive: Re-designed and landscaped 1,040-foot main drive leads to Florentine Fountain patterned after the fountain at the Boboli Gardens in Florence. Main lobby: Inspired by the Great Hall of the Palazzo Carega (circa 1560) in Genoa.
Amenities: Two 18-hole championship golf courses, a new 6,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor oceanfront fitness center, a 20,000-square-foot spa, Mediterranean-style beach club overlooking one-half mile of private beach, four swimming pools, five whirlpool spas, luxury beach bungalows, variety of water sports, 10 lighted tennis courts, and an extensive program of family and children's activities. Also features an outstanding selection of eight restaurants and eight bars, as well as an array of 11 on-site boutiques with distinctive merchandise.
History: The Palm Beach Inn, originally constructed in 1896 by Henry Morrison Flagler, was destroyed by fire in 1903. Rebuilt in 1904 as The Breakers and again taken by fire in 1925. The Breakers, as it is known today, re-opened its doors December 29, 1926, rebuilt in a record breaking 11½ months at a cost of $7 million.
Accommodations: 540 guestrooms, including 68 suites – two Imperial Suites, including the Imperial Designer Suite by Badgley Mischka, and four Royal Poinciana Suites. Rooms feature ocean or resort view; king or two double beds available. Rollaways and cribs at no additional charge. Standard amenities include bathrobes and slippers, The Breakers private-label toiletries, private electronic safe, make-up mirrors, hair dryers, desks, mini-bars, wireless and high-speed internet access, flat screen TV, non-digital alarm clock , in-room movies, wireless keyboard and Playstation® videogames.
The Flagler Club, a private intimate residence comprised of restricted access rooms on the sixth and seventh floors of the hotel. Offers exclusive concierge service and enhanced amenities including distinctive continental breakfast, fresh-baked cookies, afternoon tea, evening hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, desserts and after-dinner cordials.
Guest Services: Concierge services, laundry, valet parking and transportation, a “24/7 Business Center,” safe deposit boxes, babysitting, complimentary shuttle service to Flagler Steakhouse and Echo – the resort’s off-site restaurant. Focus on customer fulfillment empowers staff to deliver highly personalized service and the ability to respond to a full range of guest requests.
Staff Profile: A diverse team of 2,000 associates with fluency in 50 languages.
The Circle: A magnificent room with an intricate, hand-painted ceiling complemented by splendid ocean views. Open daily for breakfast and The Breakers renowned Sunday Brunch. Dress: casual and sportswear; resortwear for Sunday Brunch.
The Beach Club Restaurant: A stylishly, relaxed setting for informal, al fresco or indoor dining and drinks, this restaurant overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and welcomes guests with an aura of casual sophistication and a contemporary seaside-hued décor. Serving à la carte and buffet breakfast and a lunch menu featuring a delicious variety of seasonal soups, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and lighter fare utilizing the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. A complement of fresh fruit juices and specialty waters is also available. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Exclusively for hotel guests and club members. Dress: casualwear is the customary attire.
Flagler Steakhouse: Re-imagined November 2013 - Located on the second floor of the ocean clubhouse. A recent makeover by Adam D. Tihany has unveiled a modern take on the iconic steakhouse concept as a timeless social club, open to the public. Outstanding steak highlights an expanded menu that also includes a premier selection of fish, Italian favorites, classic broiler items and savory sides. Indoor and outdoor seating on the fully climate-controlled terrace with panoramic views of the golf course. Open daily for lunch, dinner and cocktails, as well as Sunday Brunch. Dress: resort wear for lunch and Sunday Brunch; evening resort wear for dinner.
The Seafood Bar: Oceanfront restaurant, with its signature aquarium bars, features the finest quality fresh fish, seafood and raw bar. Open daily for lunch, dinner, and special late night menu; bar open until 2:00 a.m. Dress: casual and sportswear.
The Italian Restaurant: For casual, home-style Italian fare. Features brick-oven pizzas, fresh pastas, grilled specialties and more. While families eat and relax, children can play at the adjacent Family Entertainment Center. Open daily for dinner. Dress: casual and resortwear.
The Ocean Grill: A beachside bar and grill with views of the pool, beach and panoramic 10th green of The Ocean Golf Course. Offers casual cuisine and refreshments in a setting reminiscent of a seaside cottage. Open daily for lunch. Exclusively for hotel guests and club members. Dress: casualwear; bathing suit cover-ups requested.
Echo: Located just a few blocks from the main hotel in the heart of Palm Beach. Spectacular Asian cuisine, showcased in a sleek and stylish setting, explores the distinctive flavors of China, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam. Features the island’s best sushi bar and Dragonfly Lounge, a favorite meeting place in the Palm Beach social scene. Open for dinner and features a happy hour. Dress: resortwear.
HMF: In collaboration with famed hospitality designer, Adam D. Tihany, The Breakers introduced an exciting new drinking and eating experience unlike any other in Palm Beach. The name HMF, honors The Breakers’ legendary founder, Henry Morrison Flagler. Designed to enchant its guests, the space is an ode to the classic "Palm Beach cocktail culture," offering a lively, glamorous, unique experience.
This incredible bar concept features an extensive menu of sensational food, combining an innovative take on sharing plates representing multiple cuisines, with handcrafted cocktails ranging from the vintage to the experimental, and a carefully curated wine list – all designed to surprise and delight the senses. Open daily. Dress: resort chic.
The Surf Break: Gazebo-style, tropical beachfront bar just steps from the ocean, located between Active and South Pools. An open-air oasis where guests may relax with refreshing cocktails and casual food amidst tranquil breezes, breathtaking ocean views, and a favorite broadcast on four flat screen TVs. Open daily, weather permitting. Exclusively for hotel guests and club members. Dress: casualwear; bathing suit cover-ups requested.
In-Room Dining: Available 24 hours. Serving a complete menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner and light snacks in the privacy of the guest’s room.
Golf: Two 18-hole championship courses provide variety and playability for all levels.
The Breakers Ocean Course: Florida’s oldest 18-hole course located on-site at The Breakers, a 6,100-yard, par 70 course redesigned by Brian Silva in 2000. Beautifully landscaped with manicured greens, a constant test for all skill levels.
The Breakers Rees Jones® Course: Reconstructed in 2004 by renowned golf course architect, Rees Jones, and named “Renovation of the Year,” by Golf Inc. Lushly landscaped and challenging course designed in Jones’ award-winning neo-classic style, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Breakers West residential community.
John Webster Golf Academy at The Breakers: Nationally recognized golf professionals offer instruction in private lessons and golf school format, geared to all skill levels; lessons also specialized for children. Custom club fitting also available.
Tennis: Award-winning tennis facility offers guests 10 beautifully groomed Har-Tru courts, a comprehensive pro shop with the latest fashions and equipment, professional instruction, clinics and private court time. Lighted courts available for evening play.
The Spa at The Breakers: Mediterranean-style, 20,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor spa. Services reflect the serenity and sensory components of the spa’s oceanfront location.
Amenities include an outdoor adult pool and oceanfront whirlpool spa, 17 private treatment rooms for a variety of massages, body wraps, scrubs, and Guerlain and Tammy Fender skin care treatments and ladies' and men's locker rooms.
Ocean Fitness: The flagship of The Breakers’ fitness offerings, Ocean Fitness is a spectacular new, 6,000 square foot, indoor/outdoor fitness experience. Located above the resort’s Beach Club complex, this exclusive amenity provides an array of resources to help individuals reach their personal fitness goals in an inspiring setting with breathtaking ocean views. Ocean Fitness features a network of customized fitness solutions including the most advanced equipment available on the market and the expertise of a highly-trained staff. Personal trainers are available for one-on-one sessions in addition to a certified wellness coach who provides a variety of specialty services. Ocean Fitness encompasses 4,300 square feet of air-conditioned interior space, a 1,700 square-foot oceanfront terrace for outdoor workouts, including indoor cycling and yoga classes, and 10 foot-tall windows showcasing magnificent ocean vistas.
Fitness Studio and 24-Hour Fitness Center
Located in the main hotel, the Fitness Studio complements Ocean Fitness as host to a wide variety of classes led by certified fitness instructors seven days a week, including strength conditioning, yoga, Pilates, and more. Guests may also enjoy the resort’s 24-hour Fitness Center, a fully equipped gym that features cardiovascular, weight training and strength equipment.
Beach Club: Mediterranean-style Beach Club with magnificent vistas of the ocean and reminiscent of a panoramic island escape. Four pools, five whirlpool spas, expansive pool decks, lush tropical landscaping and lawn space; a 6,000-square-foot rooftop terrace; 25 private, luxury beach bungalows for daytime rental, with a dedicated staff of concierges; and The Ocean Grill, The Beach Club Restaurant and The Surf Break for drinks and dining.
Resort headquarters for watersports, featuring Scuba, snorkeling, coral reef tours, deep sea fishing, private charters, kayak excursions, boogie board rentals, swimming lessons and more.
Family Entertainment Center: Unique, 6,160-square-foot complex offers activities, entertainment and games for all ages under one roof. Resort staff members float throughout the entire facility at all times, readily available to provide service and assistance. This facility features:
Arcade: More than 20 classic and contemporary games, including skee ball, supershot
basketball, air hockey and others, plus a variety of G-rated video games.
Toddler's Playroom: Perfect location for children three and under to play with educational and age-appropriate toys.
Arts and Crafts Area: Hundreds of craft supplies available to bring out the artist in children. Also features a 1,000 gallon Salt Water Aquarium filled with indigenous marine life.
Video Game Room: Collection of Xbox® 360 and Playstation® 3 with child-friendly games
Family and Children's Programs: Specially designed programs for children and for families to enjoy with their kids.
Weekly Family Events and Activities for all Ages: A weekly roster of daily activities engages guests of all ages and varying interests, ranging from hotel scavenger hunts, cooking demos, children’s story time, environmental and historic hotel tours, guided snorkeling adventures and catamaran cruises.
Coconut Crew Camp: Year-round, supervised children’s activities include arts & crafts, indoor games, beach and lawn games, nature walks, swimming and more.
Leisure Amenities: In addition to Beach Club water sports and aforementioned activities, other leisure amenities for all ages include:
- Jogging Trail
- Children’s Playground
- Golf & Tennis
- Outdoor Sports Court
- Bicycle Rental and Tours
- Self-Guided Bird Exploration
Weddings and Social Events: One of America’s premier island destinations for world-class weddings, celebrations and social events. Combines Italian Renaissance style and European feel, with an alluring beachfront reminiscent of St. Tropez. Unmatched quality and versatility in cuisine, presentation and service. Variety of event spaces offer casually elegant, chic or palatial surroundings, with ocean and lawn space or gilded, frescoed ceilings. Majestic ballrooms feature breathtaking architectural design and rich décor from museum-quality venues, to the contemporary, timeless style of the Ponce de Leon Ballroom. On-site expertise includes every aspect of wedding planning, from design/décor, menu and wine selections, to vast array of recreational activities.
Conference Facilities and Services: Well-designed and superbly appointed settings for group functions for 20 - 1,000 attendees. 70,000-square-foot of versatile indoor and outdoor meeting space features venues of distinct character, style and flexibility: an elegant oceanfront conference
center, three majestic ballrooms, and small meeting/board rooms, including the new South Mezzanine rooms located in a dedicated wing of the hotel. Outdoor venues include attractively landscaped courtyards, gardens, beachfront and poolside locations. Conference services division provides highly personalized service and comprehensive in-house support, from audio visual to all-inclusive destination management services.
“24/7 Business Center” provides enhanced technology and accessibility. Four self-service desks provide guests with a full spectrum of PC business software, high-speed Internet and laser printers. One fully equipped office is available for rent and includes computer, printer, speakerphone and video conferencing unit.
The customer-focused Conference Concierge Team can provide basic administrative support including bulk photocopying or eco-minded alternatives by purchasing USBs to distribute presentations to attendees.
News and Gourmet – gifts and gourmet food products, sundries, to-go sandwiches, salads, coffee and ice cream
Absolutely Suitable – designer swimwear and accessories
Coconut Crew – children’s clothing, collectables and toys
Guerlain – renowned skincare, cosmetics and fragrances
Mix at The Breakers® – fashion and fine jewelry, hair accessories and more
Ralph Lauren – men’s and women’s clothing and accessories
Signature Shop – men’s and women’s clothing, accessories with The Breakers logo
The Sports Pro Shop – designer golf and tennis resortwear, equipment
The Beach Shop – suntan products, beach toys, hats and more
Match at The Breakers® – an edited selection of resort shoes from designer and contemporary brands
Lilly Pulitzer® at The Breakers – ladies’ dresses, sportswear, footwear, accessories and men’s neck ties
President: Paul N. Leone
Management/ Ownership: Flagler System Inc. (FSI) is a privately owned company under the same family ownership since 1896. FSI is the parent company of The Breakers Palm Beach, Inc., which specializes in hotel, private club, oceanfront apartment rentals and residential property management; and Flagler System Management Inc., which specializes in dining and luxury retail operations.