Description Of Biltmore Hotel

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The Biltmore Hotel is located in Coral Gables, Florida around 10 minutes from downtown Miami. The hotel sits proudly on the corner of Anastasia Avenue and Columbus Boulevard.

The Biltmore is a lovely mix of Victorian and European and was built in 1925. It is advertised as a luxury golf and spa resort. The hotel has long catered to high society and has seen guests like Al Capone, the Roosevelt family, the Vanderbilts, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Ginger Rogers.

The hotel was built in the Mediterranean Revivalist style and has become one of the grandest hotels in the U.S. After its heyday for some years it was used by the federal government, the University of Miami’s School of Medicine and then sat vacant.

The Biltmore then went through two major restorations in 1981 and in 1992. Today the hotel welcomes not only guests but hosts various events like fashion shows and weddings. People can come just to take a look at this lovely hotel and dine at the patio restaurant. Visitors can choose to take tours and on Thursday nights both the guests and the public can listen to ghost stories.

The hotel features an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and a country club. Right from the start it is an impressive building with a red tile roof, resembling a European palace and has an archway over
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When the war ended it became The Hospital of Veteran’s Affairs and late was the University of Miami’s Medical School where they stored cadavers of the dead homeless on the lower floors. In 1987 the hotel opened up once again as a deluxe hotel but shut down once more in 1990. It was once again thoroughly renovated and as a result became the top hotel for Hollywood stars, politicians and the elite catering to such people as Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton and Robert
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