PALM BEACH, Florida – The Breakers Palm Beach will be the first of Palm Beach’s luxury resorts to re-open in a post-coronavirus world. The history, luxury beachfront resort here re-opens at 10 am on May 22 with the amount of detail and guest service one has come to expect from The Breakers.
Guests aren’t likely to see some of those post-pandemic details, such as the increased frequency cleaning of the resort’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, which use a combination of ionization and UV-light technology to enhance air quality and disinfection. Also, the frequency of cleaning high-traffic public areas will increase, and furniture will be arranged to allow for more social distancing.
Post-pandemic procedures guests will see begin immediately upon arrival. For example, guests must provide their room or dining reservations at the security guardhouse before proceeding to valet or slef-parking. For those guests who prefer valet parking, valet attendants will not be permitted to open car doors. Luggage assistance will be available upon request. Bell carts will be cleaned and disinfected after each use. Inside the lobby, glass partitions will separate receptionists and guests. Elevator capacities will be limited to one family or one party per time, up to four people.
As for amenities, The Breakers will offer nails/salon service, but the Spa will re-open at a later date. Pool seating will be configured at a minimum of six feet apart. The resort has suspended its buffet and all-serve food options.
Each of The Breakers’ restaurants, except The Circle Dining Room and Italian Restaurant will be open. The new Henry’s restaurant is scheduled to open this summer.
The Breakers Ocean Course and Breakers West each will be open to guests and members, but tee times will be limited to four per hour and no players will be permitted to arrive earlier than 20 minutes prior to their tee times. Only one player per golf car is permitted unless players are members of the same household. During play, golfers will not be allowed to rake bunkers or touch flag sticks. In addition, each hole will be filled for easy access to the ball.