The Breakers Palm Beach
Unsurpassed in terms of luxury when oil tycoon Henry Flagler built it in 1896, the Breakers outdid itself in a 1926 renovation modeled after various Italian renaissance palaces and gardens. Still the Grande Dame of deep-pocketed Palm Beach, the 540-room resort, set on 140 beachfront acres, is pure drama, its palm-lined drive leading up to the twin-spired towers. Money seems to have been no object with the lobby and sitting rooms, decorated in gold leaf, Venetian chandeliers, tapestries, and hand-painted ceilings. The modern day intervenes in breezily tropical rooms, newly redesigned in white and sand tones, and in the private poolside cabanas with flat-screens and concierge service. The full tally: five oceanside pools, nine restaurants, two golf courses, a spa, and luxury shopping.
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From Food & Wine , JUL 2009
I might have to buy a Breakers condo just so I can have the buffet breakfast at the Circle every day: amazing OJ, malty waffles...MORE
From Food & Wine , OCT 2010
'I like to end my day with sherry and head-banger music,' says Virginia Philip of The Breakers...MORE
From Food & Wine , NOV 2010
Each Friday the hotel has a farmers' market for employees, selling produce from within...MORE