June 9, 2023


Just Do Travel

More tourists spur increase in occupancy, prices at Palm Beach hotels

M.M. Cloutier

The Breakers is booked for the rest of March as travel ticks up with the lull in the coronavirus pandemic.

With the pandemic in a lull, demand for accommodations at Palm Beach’s hotels is heating up. The Breakers, for one, is sold out for the rest of the March.

Other island hotels say their occupancy rates — the percentage of their rooms currently booked — now rival or exceed pre-pandemic levels as vacationers pursue travel plans formerly foiled by the pandemic.

While the omicron variant put a damper on the holiday season, its rapid decline sent travelers back on track, with beachy destinations popular, travel experts say.

Add to that groups that rescheduled previous getaways for this year, , said The Brazilian Court’s director of sales Stacy Lee.

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All this fun in the sun among comes at a robust price for visitors to the island.

Prices at the The Brazilian Court start at $1,259 for March.

When higher demand for accommodations gobbles up rooms and suites, nightly rates  go up for the smaller slice of them that remains available for booking.

At the island’s biggest hotels, nightly rates now start at around $1,300 to $1,500.

Rates at smaller hotels in town also are notable these days.

At The Breakers, this time of year typically sees limited availability for accommodations, but all 538 of the rooms and suites at the 140-acre resort-hotel are booked for the rest of the month.