The Breakers Hotel Palm Beach

The Breakers Hotel Palm Beach

Ali Kane
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Located on the beach on Palm Beach Island is the iconic Breakers Hotel that is an island staple and popular destination for all that visit Palm Beach.  The resort is located on 140 plus acres of privately owned beach property in the middle of everything. 

The Breakers Hotel was founded on the sand in 1896 at the turn of the century as industry and business leaders began coming to Palm Beach for their vacations. The luxurious hotel was founded by Henry M. Flagler, one of America’s leading industrialist and known to have contributed to the founding of Palm Beach Island that eventually turned the island into America’s First Resort Destination. 

The Breakers Hotel was Flagler’s second debut on the island.  The Royal Poinciana was Flagler’s first hotel on the island and was a six-story hotel overlooking the intercostal waterway.  Two years later, Flagler debuted his newest hotel, The Breakers. 

The hotel features an Italian Renaissance design and unfortunately throughout its lifetime the hotel had two fires, one in 1903 and then again in 1925.  The hotel underwent renovations after both fires and the famous New York based designers and architects Weaver and Shultze were awarded the second renovations. The pair continued to go on to build and design some of New York City’s iconic buildings and hotels. 

The Breakers Hotel was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 1973 and has seen a famous list of guests throughout the years such as European Royalty, US Presidents, Vanderbilt’s, Rockefeller’s, Walt Disney, J.P. Morgan, and many more. 

Today, The Breakers Hotel continues to welcome guests from all over the world with its high-class amenities and world-class service. The beachside resort features 538 rooms, four pools, ten acclaimed restaurants, two golf courses, elegant ballrooms, children’s and family activities, 12 boutiques and shops, state of the art fitness center, and a world-class luxurious salon and spa. 

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