My very first published travel article was a dream realized. I’ve always wanted to be like Brooke Burke on Wild on E! traveling the world over and reporting from exotic places, soaking up the cultures, unique food and people. When my pitch to write a travel piece on the historical Breakers Resort in Palm Beach Florida was approved, I was elated. The Breakers Palm Beach – Venue Lifestyle & Event Guide I’ll never forget the joy of sharing this special project with my husband, playing my first 18 holes of golf, and purchasing the magazine for $10 at Joseph Beth Booksellers. I am still beaming with joy and gratefulness of this experience and am excited to share this article with you! The Breakers is truly a magical resort – an experience everyone deserves. Lastly, I have a message for anyone who has a dream, vision or goal… go after it, chase it down and make it happen. It won’t find you… you must seek it! It’s that simple. So, my question for you is this… what is your dream? What do you have to do today to get one step closer to making it happen? Go after it and relish the journey to reaching your goal.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of checking into a room at The Breakers Palm Beach resort, then you’ll agree … checking out is the hardest part.In fact, you can travel the world over from fashionable Paris to Renaissance Italy the beaches of San Tropez to the spas of India, and you’d be hard pressed to find another destination like The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A. Built in 1896 by Henry Flagler, the luxury oceanfront hotel has managed to fascinate a diverse roster of guests – including couples, families, brides, grooms, corporate groups, celebrities and political figures – with lavish hospitality, pristine amenities and luxurious accommodations, unmatched in American history for more than 125 years. Situated on 140 acres of oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach, the 540-room, Italian Renaissance-style hotel is a work of art. Entering the resort’s Grand Hallway, your eyes are helplessly drawn to the dramatic 30-foot ceilings, where ornate chandeliers suspend beneath a tapestry of hand-painted Italian frescoes, rivaling the work of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. “The Breakers offers a magical experience with superb service, beautiful surroundings and an opportunity for you to feel like you’re someone very, very special. They have taken care of every detail, and it’s the perfect place to relax and be pampered!” says Erin Schreyer, president of Sagestone Partners.
Guests are treated like royalty, often greeted by name and welcomed as a cherished member of The Breakers family. It’s a level of superior hospitality one would come to expect throughout their stay. To ensure the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort remains appealing to current guests and future generations, the owners annually reinvest an average of $20 million back into the resort for the long term, according to Cincinnati resident Tracey Smith, national sales manager for The Breakers. What will you do when you check into The Breakers Palm Beach?
Soak up the Florida sun at the resort’s Mediterranean-style Beach Club. This oceanfront oasis features five swimming pools, specific areas that cater to active family fun and others for relaxation, along with four whirlpools. Personal favorite amenities the private beach bungalows are available for daytime rental, offering a clandestine retreat with fabulous views of the ocean and personal concierge service. A must for indulging guests.
There are endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. The Breakers features 36 holes of championship golf, including the vintage-style Ocean Course, believed to be Florida’s first golf course. Designed in 1896 by Alexander Findlay, its contemporary counterpart, The Breakers Rees Jones Course, boasts more than 7,104 yards of pristine fairways and greens, rolled daily to provide surfaces said to be “smooth as a windshield.” The course is both challenging and visually appealing with undulating hills, looming bodies of water, exotic displays of wildlife, and stunning estate homes.
Guests can immerse themselves in tranquility and rejuvenation with many of the resort’s amenities and activities, including a relaxing experience atThe Spa at The Breakers, where signature services include the 80-minute Personal Retreat massage customized to your preferences, the luxurious Guerlain
Orchidée Imperiale facial, a specialty manicure/pedicure or holistic body treatments, among many others. The Spa is a proud recipient of the 2011 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award and recognized as one of America’s Best Hotel and Resort Spas.
All generations will appreciate the Family Entertainment Center and daily programs for family and children’s activities, including water sports, boating charters, and views of spectacular marine life and coral reefs.
Foodies can dine at any of the resort’s nine distinctive restaurants (our favorite: Echo for bold Asian flavors in a stylish setting). Enjoy breakfast with a view at The Circle or cocktails at The Tapestry Bar.
The Breaker’s award-wining, 7,800-bottle wine cellar provides only a sample of the remarkable 28,000-bottle collection of fine wines available at The Breakers Palm Beach. Wine Spectator has recognized The Breakers with its Grand Award every year since the award’s inception in 1981.
The resort is the the best-kept secret for exceptional shopping in Palm Beach, with an alluring courtyard of its own distinctive boutiques that draw discerning guests and visitors in pursuit of distinctive merchandise … from fashion jewelry destination MIX, to Absolutely Suitable for designer swimwear, to new boutiques Lilly Pulitzer at The Breakers and MATCH, the ultimate resort shoe salon. Or you can grab your Jimmy Choos, Prada sunglasses, and your checkbook for an afternoon of luxurious shopping on Worth Avenue; peruse through Gucci, Cartier, Hermes, Chanel, LouisVuitton and Giorgio Armani, to name a few.
In a letter to guests, Paul Leone, The Breakers President, says it best: “Now more than ever, the pursuit of meaningful experiences is paramount in our lives: priceless, leisure time with family or friends is neither a luxury nor an indulgence, but a necessary investment. In perusing our website, you will understand why The Breakers Hotel is “An American Classic” – an iconic, oceanfront Florida resort that weaves itself into the lives of every generation and appeals to all ages by bringing them together for joyful, authentic and unforgettable encounters.”This winter, make plans to break away from the drab Cincinnati weather and check into a luxury resort experience at The Breakers – a short, two-hour flight from CVG – where unmatched service, décor, luxury, history and rejuvenation collide into a lifelong memory. For reservations or more information, contact the resort toll-free at 1.888.Breakers (273-2537) or firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.thebreakers.com, or contact your travel professional. To book your next corporate event, contact Tracey Smith, email: email@example.com; Regional Office phone: 513.321.1196.
The Breakers, 1 South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480.