HMF, which made its debut in November 2013, is named for Breakers founder and Palm Beach pioneer Henry Morrison Flagler. The cocktail lounge and contemporary-style dining venue is located in what was originally built as the Florentine Room in the mid-1920s. For several years, the space was divided into the Tapestry Bar and the resort's gourmet restaurant. Breakers HMF, enlisted internationally renowned hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany to conceptualize a sophisticated interpretation of the traditional hotel lobby bar.
Construction time was approximately six months after a year and a half of planning. Tihany acted as design consultant to Peacock + Lewis Architects. The design is a blend of old and new, with original ceiling details and other architectural elements highlighted and sleek new furniture and fixtures introduced. "HMF brings back the glories of the Florentine Room with a fresh point of view and a very current vibe," Baker said. "It's a game-changer."