The Breakers Palm Beach is one of the most iconic resort destinations in the United States. Before the pandemic halted travel, I always looked forward to the annual visit for a week of relaxation and an unparalleled level of elevated hospitality. Not pretentious, but just the right mix of casual luxury and exceptional service. I am not saying every visit has been perfect from A to Z. After all, I am someone who reviews hotels, and I evaluate everything – even when I am off the clock. But the overall resort experience never fails to score off the charts. Beyond the high levels of hospitality, service, and amenities, the fact that the resort reinvests in itself each year without fail is seen (and appreciated) by all its guests.
Recognized for its gracious service, unparalleled seaside glamour, and world-class amenities, the resort fulfilled this commitment to ongoing revitalization throughout 2020 – 2021 with the debut of Via Flagler by The Breakers, along with several enhancements to the 140-acre property’s vast array of amenities and spaces. Each year, the company invests an average of $25 million to carefully balance preservation and modernization, while introducing new valued products and services. This unrivaled financial contribution to a single hotel ensures an exceptional guest experience.
Constantly impressed by this dedication, one of the best resorts in the world just gets better each year with these ongoing enhancements. 2021 is even more special for The Breakers Palm Beach as they celebrate their 125th Anniversary. This fall is a great time to take advantage of several exciting promotions they are offering, including the Fall Savings that runs from October 1, 2021, until December 16, 2021, that provides a host of perks and benefits; and guests can even combine this offer with their 6th Night Free promotion that also extends until December 16, 2021. If you have not yet visited The Breakers Palm Beach, now is the time to experience the ultimate in hospitality.
The Breakers features 538 guest rooms and suites, including the ultra-luxury Flagler Club, a boutique hotel nestled atop of the resort. The property offers ten restaurants ranging from casual beachfront to stylishly sophisticated and a world-class private beach club with four pools, five whirlpool spas, 25 poolside bungalows, and a variety of on-site watersports. Additional amenities include two championship golf courses, 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, a Forbes Five-Star spa, an indoor-outdoor oceanfront fitness center, 14 signature boutiques, and a Family Entertainment Center with an extensive program of activities for children.
“Reaching 125 years is a testament to Henry Flagler’s vision, the unwavering commitment of the Kenan family, and the timeless appeal of Palm Beach,” said Paul Leone, CEO of The Breakers. “Our owners’ long-term, purpose-driven approach to our business, and their passion for the well-being of our team have a profound impact on The Breakers’ longevity. Vital to our success is the enduring devotion of the Kenan family, the dedication of our employees, and the loyalty of our customers. Our storied history as an ever-improving, dynamic enterprise inspires our belief that the best is yet to come.”
With an entrepreneurial approach to business and devoted family ownership (heirs of founder Henry M. Flagler, circa 1896), this independent hotel has endured and thrived for 125 years. It is one of only 1,000-plus, family-owned businesses in America that is over 100 years old and still in the hands of its original owners. The Breakers also remains one of the longest, continuously operating businesses in the state of Florida. I visit each year for the exceptional dining at the resort (and around Palm Beach), the convenience of one of my favorite golf courses (Ocean Course at The Breakers) being direct across the street from the resort, and one of the best spa experiences on the East Coast. The Breakers Palm Beach is simply a special place that continues to just get better each visit.
“We are incredibly blessed to have such dedicated owners, who operate with a long-term view,” added Leone. “Thanks to their loyalty and passion, we have been able to sustain our annual investment in capital improvements. We are also grateful for our longstanding partnerships, as with Tihany Design, our collaborator for almost 10 years, who has reimagined numerous facets of our resort, from our restaurants and poolside bungalows to our magnificent lobby.”