Fact Sheet

Resort Profile: 

A privately-held, luxury oceanfront hotel and one of America’s legendary resort destinations. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the modern-classic resort with its timeless atmosphere reflects the elegant comforts and personalization of a grand, yet comfortable, residence, energized with a family-minded philosophy. Its longstanding ownership (heirs to founder Henry M. Flagler, circa 1896) re-invest a minimum of $30 million a year in capital expenditures, to ensure the resort evolves and embraces the new, while holding true to its roots.  The AAA Five Diamond property has earned numerous accolades for its commitment to the quality of life of its 2,000 employees, the environment and community service. 

 

Location: 

Situated on 140 acres on the island of Palm Beach, Florida.  Located six miles from Palm Beach International Airport, 42 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 72 miles from Miami International Airport.  Both Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike provide easy access to South County Road), 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 Rome's Villa Medici.  Front drive: Re-designed and landscaped 1,040-foot main drive leads to the Florentine Fountain patterned after one of the fountains at the Boboli Gardens in Florence.  Main lobby: Inspired by the Great Hall of the Palazzo Carega (circa 1560) in Genoa.   

 

Amenities: 

Outstanding selection of nine restaurants, two 18-hole championship golf courses,  6,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor oceanfront fitness center, 20,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor spa, Mediterranean-style beach club overlooking one-half mile of private beach, four swimming pools, five whirlpool spas, luxury poolside bungalows, variety of water sports, 10 lighted tennis courts, an extensive program of family and children's activities, as well as 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:

538 guestrooms, including 68 suites – two Imperial Suites, 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, an ultra-luxury, 25-room boutique hotel located within The Breakers. This exclusive experience offers guests private access to beautifully designed accommodations, personalized service from pre-arrival to departure, and premium amenities inclusive of its Club Lounge and panoramic rooftop Terrace designed by Adam D. Tihany, design consultant to Peacock + Lewis Architects.     

 

Guest Services: 

Concierge services, laundry, valet parking and transportation, business services available 24/7, safe deposit boxes, babysitting, complimentary shuttle service to Flagler Steakhouse and Echo – the resort’s off-site restaurants. Focus on customer fulfillment empowers staff to deliver highly attentive 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. 

                             

Dining:

 

HMF  

An exciting drinking and eating experience unlike any other in Palm Beach, this modern ode to the classic Palm Beach cocktail culture offers a lively, glamorous experience, conceived by The Breakers in collaboration with famed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, design consultant to Peacock + Lewis Architects. The name HMF, honors The Breakers’ legendary founder, Henry Morrison Flagler.

Features an extensive menu of sensational food, an innovative take on sharing plates representing multiple cuisines; 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 for dinner and cocktails. Dress: cocktail chic.

 

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, Vietnam, and Korea, complemented by an outstanding selection of cocktails, sake, beer and wine.  Features the island’s best sushi bar, a terrace and fire-lit garden for outdoor dining, and the Dragonfly Lounge, a favorite meeting place in the Palm Beach social scene.   Open for dinner and features a happy hour.  Dress: cocktail chic.

 

Flagler Steakhouse 

Located on the second floor of The Breakers’ Golf & Tennis Clubhouse, this fresh and vibrant take on the classic American chophouse welcomes guests with a timeless social club vibe.   Outstanding steak highlights a diverse menu that includes a premier selection of fish, Italian favorites, classic broiler items and savory sides.  Indoor and outdoor seating on the terrace, designed for comfortable year-round dining, provides panoramic views of the golf course. Open daily for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Dress: resortwear for lunch and Sunday Brunch; evening resortwear for dinner.

 

The Circle   

An architectural gem, The Circle boasts a soaring, 30-foot hand-painted ceiling with eight oval Renaissance murals complemented by a backdrop of palm trees and ocean through the arched windows.  Open daily for breakfast and The Breakers’ renowned Sunday Brunch. Open daily for breakfast.   Dress: Resort casual is the customary attire for breakfast; daytime resortwear for Sunday Brunch 

 

Seafood Bar 

Reimagined by Adam D. Tihany, design consultant to Peacock + Lewis Architects, in December 2016, the beloved restaurant’s new rendition envelops guests in modern, seaside sophistication, creating the sense of dining aboard a private luxury yacht, while still maintaining its breathtaking panoramic views, famed aquarium bar and focus on the freshest fish and seafood – a relaxed yet refined atmosphere as ideal for drinks as for dining.  Open daily for lunch, dinner and cocktails.  Dress: resortwear   

 

The Italian Restaurant  

Fresh ingredients, vibrant flavors and a warm atmosphere combine to create The Italian Restaurant, the perfect choice for casual, homestyle Italian fare.  Features classic comfort dishes such as brick-oven pizzas and fresh pastas alongside palate- pleasing selections like veal Milanese and snapper “Mediterranean.”  While parents and families enjoy downtime dining and relaxing, children can enjoy playtime at the adjacent Family Entertainment Center with an arcade of more than 20 games and specially designed toddler playroom.   Open daily for dinner.  Dress: evening resortwear

 

The Beach Club 

A stylishly, relaxed setting with an aura of coastal sophistication, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, for informal al fresco or indoor dining and drinks. Amidst contemporary, seaside-hued décor, guests enjoy 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.  Fresh alcohol-free elixirs and specialty waters is also available.  Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Exclusively for hotel guests and club members. Dress: relaxed attire; bathing suit cover-ups and sandals or shoes requested 

 

Ocean House  

Located at the south end of The Beach Club with gorgeous pool and ocean views, this beach house restaurant welcomes guests with laidback luxury and ocean breezes. An inspired daytime menu includes light bites, colorful salads, baguette sandwiches, seafood and refreshing cocktails is served indoors or while relaxing on the covered wrap-around porch.  Open daily until dusk.  Exclusively for hotel guests and club members.  Dress: relaxed attire; bathing suit cover-ups and sandals or shoes requested

 

The Surf Break  

Gazebo-style, tropical beachfront bar just steps from the shore, located between the resort’s two southernmost pools. An open-air oasis where guests relax with refreshing cocktails and light bites amidst tranquil breezes, breathtaking ocean views, and a favorite broadcast on four flat-screen TVs. Open daily until dusk, weather permitting. Exclusively for hotel guests and club members.  Dress: relaxed attire; bathing suit cover-ups and sandals or shoes 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.

 

Recreational Activities:

 

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  

Located 10 miles from the resort, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Breakers West
residential community.  Originally built in 1968, the course was reconstructed in 2004 by renowned golf course architect, Rees Jones, and named “Renovation of the Year,” by Golf Inc. Lushly landscaped and challenging course reflects the signature Style of eminent course architect Rees Jones.

 

John Webster Golf Academy at The Breakers 

Nationally recognized golf professionals offer instruction in private lessons and golf school format, ideal for all skill levels; lessons also specialized for children and for parents with kids. Custom club fitting 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 

This indoor/outdoor spa features a contemporary, Italian-inspired design that embraces guests with a fresh, soothing atmosphere and engages all the senses. Amenities include 17 treatment rooms; a private courtyard; lounges for men, women and co-ed use; as well as a salon area for hair and nail services. A carefully curated menu of spa services, tended to by expertly-trained professionals, features the finest, hand-crafted skin and body care products from Tammy Fender, Erbe, OSEA and more. 

 

Fitness                        

Ocean Fitness: A spectacular 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. A network of customized fitness solutions including the most advanced equipment available on the market, and the expertise of a highly-trained staff, including personal trainers, are available to guests, in addition to a schedule of complimentary classes led by certified fitness instructors seven days a week.    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.    

 

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; 25 private, luxury poolside bungalows for daytime rental, complete with a personal concierges; and Ocean House, 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, stand up paddle board and boogie board rentals, swimming lessons and more.

 

Resort Activities:        

 

Family Entertainment

Unique, 6,160-square-foot complex offers activities, entertainment and games for all ages under one roof.  Staff members float throughout the entire facility at all times, readily available to provide service and assistance.  This facility features:

 

Outdoor Playground 

4,500 square feet of outdoor fun await families at the resort’s new playground, designed to promote physical fitness in an engaging atmosphere. The environmentally responsible playground features dedicated play spaces geared, respectively, for children up to age five, as well as five and older. A park-like, lushly landscaped atmosphere invites families to enjoy playground favorites such as slides, tunnels and bridges to get children in motion, while puzzles and interactive games with sensory components give little minds a workout. Whether day or night playtime, families are kept comfortable under multiple sun shades to Cent reduce the area’s ambient temperature, or under the lights after the sun sets.

 

Arcade

Features a video game lounge with Xbox® One and PlayStation® 4, more than 20 classic and contemporary games, including Skee-Ball, Super Shot Basketball, and air hockey, and others. 

 

Toddler's Playroom

Ideal location for children three and under to play with educational and age-appropriate toys.

 

Camp Room

The activities room welcomes Camp Breakers with a wide variety of arts and crafts supplies to bring out creativity in children, as well as a 1,000-gallon salt water aquarium filled with indigenous marine life.

 

Family and Children's Programs

Specially designed programs for children and families to enjoy.

 

Weekly Family Events and Activities for all Ages

A weekly roster of daily activities engages guests of all ages and varying interests, ranging from family fun golf, environmental and historic hotel tours to guided snorkeling adventures and catamaran cruises.

 

Camp Breakers

Campers enjoy their own vacation time to be active, explore their surroundings and make new friends at Camp Breakers. Year-round, supervised children’s activities are specially designed for ages 3 to 5 (Shortboards) and 6 to 12 (Longboards), including counselor led arts & crafts, indoor games, beach and lawn activities, nature walks, swimming, and more. A morning and evening session are held daily.                               

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                            

Historic Hotel Tour

 

Weddings and Social Events             

One of America’s premier island destinations for world-class weddings, celebrations and social events. The resort property 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, ocean and lawn space. venues. Majestic ballrooms feature breathtaking architectural design and rich décor, from museum-quality venues with gilded, frescoed ceilings, to the contemporary, timeless style of the Ponce de Leon Ballroom.  On-site, wide-ranging expertise includes every aspect of wedding planning, such as design/décor, menu planning, wine selections and pairings, and a vast array of recreational activities.

 

Conference Facilities and Services  

Well-designed, superbly appointed settings for group functions for 20 - 1,000 attendees.  80,000 square feet 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, audio visual to all-inclusive destination management services. 

 

On-Site Shopping:      

Absolutely Suitable – designer swimwear and accessories

Coconut Crew – children’s clothing, collectables and toys

Guerlain – renowned skincare, cosmetics and fragrances

Lilly Pulitzer® at The Breakers – ladies’ dresses, sportswear, footwear, accessories, and men’s neckties

Mary Lily's – opening late fall 2017 – a curated selection of sweet treats and the finest ice cream, custard and gelato 

Match at The Breakers® – an edited selection of resort shoes from designer and contemporary brands

Mix at The Breakers® – fine and fashion jewelry, hair accessories, and more

News and Gourmet – gifts, books, gourmet food products, cold pressed juices, sundries, to-go sandwiches, salads, coffee, and ice cream

Polo Ralph Lauren – men’s and women’s clothing and accessories

Signature Shop – men’s and women’s clothing and accessories with The Breakers’ logo

The Beach Shop – suntan products, beach toys, hats, and more              

The Sports Pro Shop – designer golf and tennis resort wear and equipment

 

CEO:

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.