The iconic Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach was founded in 1896 by the industry tycoon Henry M. Flagler. Flagler, one of the great American industrialists started a trend on the island of Palm Beach of elegant properties. Soon after, other industry tycoons and socialites began flocking to the new destination.
Flagler first made his debut on the island with The Royal Poinciana, a six-story hotel on the Intracoastal side of the island. Just two years later, Flagler debuted the premier oceanfront hotel, The Breakers.
Unfortunately, the hotel had two fires, in 1903 and then again in 1925 and the hotel had to undergo renovations. The second renovations were awarded to New York-based architects and designers, Shultze and Weaver, who would later go on to