Suite of the Week: Imperial Suite at The Breakers

December 7, 2015

Where: Palm Beach, Florida

What it costs: $3,250 – $7,850 per night

What’s inside: Measuring a roomy 1,700 square feet, this aptly named one-bedroom accommodation is fit for royalty. The master bedroom features a king bed with luxury linens and duvet, and the spacious master bathroom is decked out in wall-to-wall marble, accompanied by plush bathrobe and slippers, his-and-her sinks and separate bath and shower. Entertaining is a pleasure thanks to a private living room, eight-seat dining area, wet bar and guest half bathroom/powder room. Sure the high-def flatscreen TVs and DVD player offer remarkable pictures, but the most unforgettable views are those of the Atlantic Ocean, best accessed by five private step-out balconies.

What else you get: Don’t let its museum-like façade and Gilded Age interiors intimidate you: The Breakers is as welcoming as they come. A staple of Palm Beach high society since 1896, this Silver Medal winner in our 2014-2015 Premier Resorts Awards dishes out a dizzying array of activities, including a 6,160-square-foot Family Entertainment Center, four beachfront heated pools, world-class shopping and dining and among the most varied golf offerings in the Sunshine State. On-site is the Ocean course, a pint-sized pearl that dates to 1898. Brian Silva reworked it in 2000 and today it boasts lush landscaping, multiple water hazards and striking views of the hotel. A 20-minute drive (or complimentary shuttle ride) from the resort is the Breakers Rees Jones course, which features a strong set of risk/reward par-3s.

For other budgets: Guest rooms at the hotel start at $369 per night (summer) and $419 (winter).

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