The Breakers Palm Beach will its 125th Anniversary on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Renowned for its gracious service, unparalleled seaside glamour, and world-class amenities, The Breakers was founded in 1896 by American visionary and magnate, Henry M. Flagler. The resort is still owned and cherished by the heirs of Flagler and his wife, Mary Lily Kenan, and has thrived under four generations of the Kenan family while independent of chain affiliation.
Located on the pristine shores of the island of Palm Beach, The Breakers has prevailed as one of just over 1,000 family-owned businesses in the U.S. that is over 100 years old and still under its original ownership. The resort has also been recognized as one of the longest, continuously operating businesses in the state of Florida.
The State of Florida and The Town of Palm Beach will recognize January 16, 2021, as The Breakers Palm Beach Anniversary Day. At the resort, staff and guests will celebrate the occasion with “12 Months of Giving” volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, anniversary touchpoints, including festive illumination and signature activities, exclusive food and beverage experiences, and more.
“Reaching 125 years is a testament to Henry Flagler’s vision, the unwavering commitment of the Kenan family and the timeless appeal of Palm Beach,” said Paul Leone, CEO of The Breakers. “Our owners’ long-term, purpose-driven approach to our business, and their passion for the well-being of our team, have a profound impact on The Breakers’ longevity. Each year, ownership reinvests over $25 million in continuous enhancements to sustain the artful balance of preservation and modernization. Vital to our success is the enduring devotion of the Kenan family, the dedication of our employees and the loyalty of our customers. Our storied history as an ever-improving, dynamic enterprise inspires our belief that the best is yet to come.”