US: The Breakers Hotel in Long Beach, California, is to be redeveloped by owners Pacific6, and will be branded as Fairmont The Breakers, Long Beach.
Originally opened in the 1920s, The Breakers was a sought-after destination for celebrities and dignitaries, including Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Babe Ruth and Clark Gable, among other Hollywood stars.
The historic property is currently undergoing a significant restoration and redevelopment, and is scheduled to reopen in 2023.
The reimagined Fairmont The Breakers, Long Beach will feature high-end accommodations and amenities, including 185 boutique hotel rooms and suites; a rooftop pool and terrace overlooking the Terrace Theater Plaza; an open-air rooftop lounge and bar with 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles basin; a lavish two-story spa, wellness and fitness center; a live jazz club and music lounge; and more than 12,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and function space. The hotel’s culinary program will include five innovative F&B venues, including the reopening of the famed Sky Room restaurant.
“We are honoured to play a role in the exciting redevelopment of Fairmont The Breakers, Long Beach. Fairmont and Accor are committed to growing our unique collection of hotels in the region, and we are thrilled to add this landmark property to our North American portfolio,” said Heather McCrory, CEO, Accor North & Central America.
“Fairmont is renowned for the brand’s iconic, history-making properties, and The Breakers now becomes a part of that global legacy. The project will set the standard for luxury hospitality in Long Beach, bringing to life a vibrant and thriving destination appealing to locals and visitors alike. The timing is also ideal to add a third standout Fairmont property in Los Angeles, in advance of the FIFA World Cup in 2026 and Summer Olympics in 2028,” she added.
John Molina, founding partner of Pacific6, said: “Pacific6 invested in The Breakers out of love and a desire to restore one of Long Beach’s most storied properties to its original grandeur, and a drive to create the most memorable, high-end luxury hotel in one of the city’s most sought-after locations. Fairmont has a long and successful history in operating luxury hotels and is the perfect partner to bring The Breakers, Long Beach to life. We are excited to work together as we return this historic landmark to its former glory.”
The property’s renovation will be a major economic benefit to Long Beach, providing employment opportunities to more than 1,500 people during the redevelopment, and more than 230 hospitality jobs upon reopening.