The Breakers Palm Beach
Palm Beach, Florida
CHALLENGE The challenge was to revitalize the famous Breakers Hotel. This included the design of 20 high-end beach front bungalow cabanas to add a new luxury offering to guests; and to create a golf clubhouse that would be reminiscent of Old Florida, with a casual feel and a level of dignity and elegance. Additionally, common spaces including the main entry drive, porte cochere, and new entry gate house were renovated long with the 20,000-square-foot luxury spa.
SOLUTION From early on in the process, WATG worked closely with the management to set design goals. The design inspiration came from the existing residential cottages near the hotel, and gave the clubhouse a relaxed, residential feel. Verandas were included on upper and lower levels to create the feel of a large, stately mansion. The floor plan was angled to provide spectacular views of the course and 18th fairway.
SIZE 140 acres; 572 guestrooms; 20,000 square foot full-service spa; 32,000 square foot golf course.
AMENITIES Hotel and beach club; 20 beach front bungalows; conference facilities; 10 restaurants; a 17 treatment-room spa; nine salons; oceanfront fitness center; three swimming pools including outdoor lap pool; Todd Anderson Golf Academy; Par 70 course; 10,000-square-foot putting green; 10 championship tennis courts; luxurious locker rooms; expansive golf and tennis retail shop.
CLIENT Flagler Systems Inc.
OPERATOR The Breakers
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT Peacock & Lewis