CNN Names The Breakers Palm Beach Among 9 Hotels Around The Globe That 'Go All-Out' For Christmas
Those of us who live in Palm Beach County know that no hotel spreads holiday cheer like The Breakers.
Well, it looks like someone else noticed: The Palm Beach resort was recently named one of CNN's 9 hotels around the world with truly lavish Christmas decorations.
The Breakers was recognized alongside other top international hotels, including The Plaza Hotel in New York, Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, and The Ritz London.
In her article, CNN digital senior producer Marnie Hunter wrote: "Founded by Standard Oil Co. magnate Henry Morrison Flagler, The Breakers Palm Beach carries its lavish traditions right through the holiday season. The oceanfront Italian Renaissance-style resort dazzles with more than 160,000 sparkling lights."
But that's not all The Breakers dazzles its guests with. According to resort representative Shannon O'Malley, favorites include The Breakers' lobby decorations—highlighted by two 18-foot Christmas trees—and the 500-foot Main Drive, which features thousands of soft white lights shining from royal palms and Canary Island date trees.
There are six Christmas trees on the property grounds in total. Each of the Christmas trees in the lobby is adorned with 5,000 ornaments and illuminated with 25,000 gold, white and frosted lights. In addition, a 9-foot-tall, beach-themed tree outside of the Seafood Bar is decorated in tones of blue and green.
A gingerbread house on the outdoor playground is new to the hotel's decorations this year. And those who celebrate Hanukkah need not feel left out—guests will spot a Jerusalem stone menorah on the hotel property as well.
Here's a breakdown of The Breakers holiday display, by the numbers:
- 1,750 feet of garland
- 8,000 ornaments
- 170,000 Christmas lights
- 12,000 feet of ribbon
- 126 bows
- Eight 5-foot tall nutcrackers
- Six decorated Christmas trees, averaging 11 feet in height
The Breakers' holiday decorations will remain up until Jan. 7, so there's plenty of time to check them out in person. Here's what you can look forward to seeing: