Palm Beach resorts offer ultra luxury, at an ultra price, in suites

Relaxing amid luxe furnishings and vast ocean views from five balconies is all the more delightful when a personal concierge assures no special request is too big or too small.

So goes the suite life at The Breakers. Or more specifically, a stay in one of two Imperial Suites, the 538-room resort’s most lavish quarters. Stone Mosaic Wall Tiles

Palm Beach resorts offer ultra luxury, at an ultra price, in suites

Billed for “the guest who wants for nothing,” the Imperials aren’t alone. They’re among the extravagant accommodation options offered at Palm Beach’s various hotels, where officials say demand for grandeur remains steady despite a cooled economy.

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Nightly rates for such high-end digs run from around $5,000 to $10,000-plus, a price tag often hitched to a promise of “accommodating virtually any (special) request,” the Four Seasons’ communications director Eileen Sturgis noted.

At The Breakers, the two Imperials have 1,700 square feet each.

For $7,600 to $8,600 a night during high season and $4,100 to $5,000 in summer, they’re booked by well-to-do honeymooners, corporate executives and leisure-seekers.

With floral-accented navy-and-gold interiors, each suite was redone in 2019 by the acclaimed Tihany Design and evoke what The Breakers’ founder, Henry Flagler, would have appreciated: “seaside glamour, sophistication, the utmost comfort and a tremendous sense of ease,” communications director Sara Flight told the Daily News.

In the hotel’s south oceanfront tower, each Imperial Suite has a master bedroom, living room with wet bar and dining area, and five oceanfront Juliet balconies.

An adjoining suite can be connected, but what “energizes” the Imperials “into an experience,” Flight said, are the hotel’s staff members serving the suites — most notably a personal concierge to orchestrate, say, an over-the-top multi-course in-suite dinner (at extra cost).

At the Four Seasons, the most lavish suite commands nightly rates starting at $10,000 during high season and $8,000 during summer, Four Seasons officials said.

The 1,810-square-foot Sea Breeze has two oceanfront bedrooms, a media room and a furnished open-air terrace.

On the 207-room hotel’s first level, the residential-style suite has direct access to the hotel’s private beach and pools.

Interior appointments, such as marble mosaic-tile bathroom floors, were chosen by architect and designer Martin Brudnizki.

The Sea Breeze — it can be enlarged by adjoining next-door accommodations — often is outfitted with fitness equipment “so guests can maintain their routine without skipping a beat,” Sturgis said, noting that accommodating such special requests is customary.

Meanwhile, The Colony, with 89 rooms and suites, offers one of the largest lavish hotel digs: the two-bedroom Villa Poinciana with 2,600 square feet.

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It’s among other individually decorated villas that were created from the historic Mediterranean-style Casa Manana, the original home of The Colony’s founders.

But since Villa Poinciana is only available for long-term lease, guests often opt for The Colony’s Magnolia Penthouse, where it’s not hard to imagine former Colony habitues the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson) sipping Champagne cocktails.

From its balcony are view of the ocean and much of Palm Beach — a chief reason why the penthouse is a “south-after option,” The Colony’s President and CEO Sarah Wetenhall said.

With nightly rates starting at $3,000 in high season and $1,500 in summer, the Magnolia Penthouse has 1,940 square feet with two bedrooms and a full kitchen.

Other extravagant Palm Beach accommodations: the three-bedroom penthouse Park Suite at the White Elephant, home to 13 rooms and 19 suites.

With nightly rates at around $6,500 during high season and $4,200 during summer, it can be expanded to include four bedrooms.

Though it also features a living area, kitchen and dining room, the Park Suite’s 1,200-square-foot rooftop terrace —enough space for 50 people to gather, White Elephant officials say — is perhaps its most notable asset, complete with a portico.

“Our guests can invite their extended family and friends over for dinner and drinks … with sunset views in the backdrop,” Bernhard Duerrmeier, the White Elephant’s managing director, told the Daily News. “Or they can enjoy it (the terrace) as a quiet escape to lounge in the Florida sunshine with sweeping views over Palm Beach.”

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The most sought-after luxe suite at The Brazilian Court is a two-bedroom retreat named after late Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn.

With 1,800 square feet and three terraces overlooking the 80-room hotel’s pool, the Hepburn Suite is among 17 suites named after Old Hollywood stars.

After all, they once flocked to The Brazilian Court — from Cary Grant to Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth.

Nightly rates for the Hepburn Suite, which features vaulted and beamed ceilings, start at $5,500 during high season and $3,000 during summer, according to Stacy Lee, The Brazilian Court’s director of sales.

Just south of Palm Beach, look for the Commander-in-Chief Suite at the 309-room Eau Palm Beach Resort in Manalapan.

With 2,600-plus square feet of space, it includes a wrap-around balcony, two bedrooms and two living rooms, “which is ideal for families to spread out and enjoy,” Laura DePalma, Eau’s director of travel industry sales, said.

There’s also a kitchen area with a refrigerator often stocked with items — caviar, anyone? — guests request in advance, DePalma said. “We also have executed intimate dinners and cocktail parties (with advance notice), which makes guests really feel at home,” she said.

Palm Beach resorts offer ultra luxury, at an ultra price, in suites

Mixed Material Mosaic Tile Eau’s Commander-in-Chief Suite, which includes access to Eau’s private club level and use of an oceanfront cabana, is $7,500 nightly in high season and $6,500 nightly in summer, Eau officials said.