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The Breakers Palm Beach
Regal luxury meets Palm Beach sophistication in a beloved landmark property.
This stately Italian-Renaissance manor-style hotel was founded in 1896 and sits on 140 oceanfront acres in the heart of Palm Beach. While it is deserving of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places, it is continually keeping up with the times, as is proven by a $250 million renovation and expansion project in the first decade of the 21st century, and an ongoing investment of $25 million each year. The lobby is a breathtakingly ornate and columned affair that brings to mind a Roman cathedral. Plush carpeting, giant chandeliers, French windows and intricate hand-painted ceilings are the norm throughout the public spaces. From the majestic entrance and fountain-filled courtyards to the magnificent beachfront experience, the hotel exhibits refinement on a Renaissance scale and yet reflects the casual sophistication of the lifestyle of the island of Palm Beach.
The 540 rooms and suites boast enormous bathrooms and views of the ocean or grounds. The most notable among them is the Imperial Designer Suite, designed by Badgley Mischka. For daytime rental, twenty bungalows (the ultimate luxury cabanas) are stocked with welcome amenities, full bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to a beach concierge service. Bungalows are available only to guests and members of the hotel. Among the property's many restaurants, HMF celebrates classic Palm Beach, while the updated Flagler Steakhouse redefines power dining. The resort also offers eleven on-site shopping boutiques, ten Har-Tru tennis courts and two championship golf courses, as well as a spa and Ocean Fitness, an exclusive oceanfront fitness facility. Children's activities, a 6,000-square-foot Family Entertainment Center and an array water sports are available.