The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach is a luxurious landmark with a new ultra-luxury hotel within a hotel called the Flagler Club.
Room rates at the Flagler Club, which opened in October, are around $2,100 a night, about three times the rate for a Breakers room.
The perks are abundant. Flagler Club staff call guests before they arrive to discuss their planned activities. Staff members also give guests their cell phone numbers to call anytime for service. Flagler Club rooms come with PranaSleep adjustable beds, Frette bed linens and robes, and Jo Malone bath products. The mini-refrigerator contents are complimentary, and so is daily newspaper delivery and a valet pressing service.
Also included in the room rate are breakfast, lunch snacks, after-dinner dessert and drinks in the private lounge of the Flagler Club.
Hotel decorator Adam Tihany designed the Flagler Club together with Peacock + Lewis Architects.
The owner of The Breakers created The Flagler Club after asking staff and guests in a survey what kind of hotel experience they would want if neither time nor money were an obstacle.
The Flagler Club is named for railroad mogul Henry Flagler, who originally built The Breakers in 1896. The current version of The Breakers was erected in 1926 in a mix of different Italian Renaissance styles. [Forbes] — Mike Seemuth