The Breakers, situated on 140 acres on the island of Palm Beach, Florida, is a luxury oceanfront hotel and one of America’s legendary resort destinations. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Breakers was created in the Italian Renaissance- style, inspired by the magnificent Italian villas of the 1400s. With two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 20,000-square-foot oceanfront spa with ocean view fitness center, Mediterranean-style beach club overlooking one-half mile of private beach, five swimming pools, luxury beach bungalows, variety of water sports, 10 lighted tennis courts and an extensive program of family and children’s activities, it’s a great destination.

Booking Your Room:

The Kenan Institute has secured a special rate of $495/night during the conference nights of Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31 at The Breakers. This rate is available on a first come, first served basis.

You can reserve your room via the following booking link: https://book.passkey.com/go/KINST19

Additional nights may be available but are limited.

*Please note these rooms are all Deluxe with king-sized beds. Upgrades for additional space and double beds are available at a higher rate.*

There are a number of other hotels nearby The Breakers if you would prefer to stay elsewhere.

The Bradley Park Hotel
280 Sunset Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480)

Palm Beach Hotel
235 Sunrise Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Palm Beach Historic Inn
365 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FK 33480

The Chesterfield
363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480

The Ambassador Hotel
2730 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa
2842 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

2870 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480

The Colony Hotel
155 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach, FL

If you have any questions about booking your stay, reach out to Events Manager Rebecca Mormino: rebecca_mormino@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


If you are able to book a non-stop flight to the Palm Beach International airport (PBI), that is ideal. However, the Fort Lauderdale International Airport often has a greater availability of non-stop flights and will save you time in the long-run if you can avoid booking a layover.

Nearby airports:

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
Located 7 miles from The Breakers. Approximate travel time – 15-20 minutes.

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
Located 42 miles south of The Breakers. Approximate travel time – 60 minutes.

Miami International Airport (MIA)
Located 72 miles south of The Breakers. Approximate travel time – 90 minutes.


The average weather in January for Palm Beach, Florida is a high of 75 degrees and a low of 57 degrees (Fahrenheit).


The Breakers

One South County Road

Palm Beach, FL 33480

(877) 724-3188



Parking for overnight guests at The Breakers is $30 per night


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The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise fosters mutual understanding and appreciation between members of the private enterprise sector, the academic community, and their government, and to encourage cooperative efforts among these groups.

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A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Event