NEW YORK -- At a recent agent reception here, Paul Leone, president
and chief operating officer of the Breakers, and David Burke, the
property's vice president of sales and marketing, lauded agents for
Leone said the hotel's management never takes for granted the
agents' role in "the team effort" needed to stimulate
For its part, according to Leone, the hotel has been
transforming the product to meet clients' needs.
Burke said that agents book 40% of the hotel's leisure business
vs. 30% five years ago, and that agents have helped the 569-room
property post record revenue in 1999.
At one time, the Breakers had a rigid dress code. Now only one
of its eight restaurants (the Florentine) requires a jacket for
men. It offers classic European cuisine.
The Breakers can handle up to 1,000 persons for a meeting.
The property currently holds the top five-diamond and five-star
ratings from AAA and Mobil, respectively.