ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: We arrived at 1 p.m. and were greeted by the valet team, who introduced themselves and took our bags. The front desk team were enthusiastic, and in a short time we were in our beautiful room, where a cold bottle of Champagne and some delicious chocolates greeted us. The bellman supplied some information, and we were ready to sit on the deck and look out at the beach and ocean. The view was expansive and soothing.
GUEST QUARTERS: The room could not have been cleaner and more comfortable. It was equipped with a large TV, free WiFi and plenty of outlets for our electronics. The room also had a gorgeous bathroom that included a shower and a tub. As an added bonus there was a television in the bathroom mirror. The bedding was comfortable, as was the other furniture in the room.
SERVICES/AMENITIES: The property is breathtaking and has multiple restaurants on the premises and a few that are a short distance away. A complimentary shuttle drives to and picks up from the restaurants every 10 minutes. Not only are there great choices of restaurants, they are serviced by knowledgeable and caring staff and feature fantastic food and ambience. Our favorite was the seafood restaurant with the ocean as a backdrop and the bar itself a fish tank. It is a little disconcerting at times when you put your drink down and see fish swim under your glass!
One of the top hotels in the country, it always delivers. We never leave dissatisfied. Even during the pandemic
it was an enjoyable trip. The hotel was cautious, and everyone felt comfortable and socially distanced.
The property is so colorful and well-landscaped, it is pure joy to walk around the grounds and take in the scenery.
The property seems to lift everyone’s spirits, as guests are relaxed and enjoying life while at The Breakers.
Even though you don’t need to leave the grounds, many great cities and restaurants lie within a short driving distance. There are some great stores on premises, and shopping abounds in the area.
THE BREAKERS PALM BEACH
1 S. County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
tel 561 655 6611
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GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
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The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
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