The Biltmore Hotel Address: 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida (FL) 33134, USA Location: From the airport (MIA), take Exit 4 out of the airport (LeJeune Rd. south/42nd Ave). At Anastasia Avenue make a right hand turn heading west. The hotel will be on the left, 1200 Anastasia Avenue. Telephone: +1 305 445 1926 Website:www.biltmorehotel.com Contact:click here Accommodation: 276 guest rooms and suites with tasteful décor with magnificent views of the hotel's famous pool, golf course, or City of Coral Gables. All rooms have been given new interior wall paint and crown moldings, and now include safes, valets and mini-bars. In addition to the deluxe and superior-category guest rooms, the hotel offers a selection of 133 suites including executive, bridal and golf suites, each with separate living rooms and private balconies. The Biltmore's multi-room, multi-bath tower suites are uniquely decorated and grandiose. No. Holes: 18 Facilities: Complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides through picturesque Coral Gables, Top 10 rated Fitness Centre with more than 70 equipment pieces, GableStage theatre with year-round programming, 700,000 gallon pool frequently used as backdrop for movies/fashion spreads and the largest hotel pool in the USA, Spa with a variety of treatments and full service beauty salon, 10 floodlit tennis courts which play host to the annual Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Tournament. Dining: 1200 Courtyard Grill (South Florida/Mediterranean cuisine) features outdoor dining in a tropical fountain setting, 19th Hole offers light fare in a golf clubhouse environment, English afternoon tea under the soaring vaulted ceiling of the magnificent lobby, Cascade Poolside Bar and Grill has a light lunchtime menu, Palm d’Or is the Biltmore’s chic signature restaurant presents one of the finest dining experiences in the Southeast. Local Attractions:The critically acclaimed Actors' Playhouse on Miracle Mile,Bal Harbour Shops – one of the most prestigious fashion Mecca’s in the world, Bayside Marketplace – an open-air shopping complex, Coconut Grove Playhouse – South Florida’s oldest professional theatre, CocoWalk – located in the heart of Coconut Grove, Downtown Coral Gables – located in the heart of South Florida’s landmark shopping district, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Garden – established in 1938, GableStage – located in the Biltmore Hotel, this theatre has won critical acclaim for its artistic excellence, Miami Art Museum, Miami MetroZoo – rated among the top 10 zoos in the USA, The Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle Island, South Beach – the Art Deco District in South Beach contains more than 800 buildings designed in this distinctive architectural style, Venetian Pool – in the midst of one of Coral Gables' residential neighbourhoods is perhaps the only swimming pool anywhere to be included in the National Register of Historic Places, Village of Merrick Park , Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – a 50-acre Italian Renaissance estate and one of South Florida’s leading attractions.
Coral Gables – “The City Beautiful” – is one of South Florida’s most glamorous and historical neighbourhoods. It’s built on a grand scale in a Mediterranean style that was so fashionable in the Roaring Twenties. Influences from all over Europe have been blended together and the most striking and important building of all is the national landmark of the Biltmore Hotel with its Giralda Tower, modelled on Seville Cathedral.
If your budget will stretch far enough, we recommend the Al Capone suite on the 13th floor but this is not for the feint hearted. According to folklore, one of Capone’s bodyguards was shot dead in the suite and you may catch the reflection of his ghost as you sip a champagne cocktail on Al Capone’s balcony which overlooks the Donald Ross designed 18-hole golf course, a true Floridian gem.
The Biltmore Hotel has more awards and designations than virtually any other hotel in America and it’s simple to see why. Host to kings and presidents, the Biltmore is an exceptional experience that will be genuinely appreciated by any discerning traveller. Ten newly refurbished cabanas melt into the Mediterranean setting amongst the palms and bougainvilleas and, in the forefront, is the largest hotel swimming pool in the USA.
La Cascade is set adjacent to the pool in colonnade-lined splendour. This delightfully casual al fresco eatery exudes charm and sophistication and the locally caught fish specials represent a mouth-watering lunchtime treat. Tempting frozen cocktails are served with a certain je ne sais quoi underneath a cascading waterfall in the Boules Bar that also overlooks the colossal Biltmore pool.
The 19th Hole is a classic sports bar with panoramic views across the golf course. This is an ideal informal breakfast venue and perfect for an après (or during) round snack and it’s an atmospheric place from which to watch key sporting events on the strategically placed TVs.
In tribute to The Biltmore’s famous address – 1200 Anastasia Avenue – the 1200 Courtyard Grill specialises not only in grilled meat and fish dishes but also Italian pastas which are perfect appetisers at the most romantic outdoor dining venue in Miami. If you prefer formal dining, you’ll fall in love with Palme d’Or, the Biltmore’s signature restaurant, which is one of the tastiest and finest restaurants in the southeast. Serious lovers of gastronomy can even tailor their experience around more than 20 tasting dishes that serve to whet the most critically discerning appetites. The Cellar Club will keep any budding Master of Wine happy. Biltmore guests can access South Florida’s premier wine society that is dedicated to the love of fine wine and food.
After enjoying so many eating and drinking options, you may feel the desire to work off any excess in the Biltmore Fitness Centre which is ranked as one of the USA’s Top 10 hotel fitness centres. Or you may prefer to chill out in the elegant Biltmore Spa that is set in total peace and tranquillity on the 7th floor with picture windows that overlook the City Beautiful.
If your short game needs sharpening up, we recommend a session of private instruction with John Pallot at his world-renowned golf academy. John knows a thing or two about how to get up and down. His unbelievable claim to fame was an astonishing 18 one-putts in a single round and this was despite hitting only five greens in regulation.
Naturally, guest rooms at the Biltmore are world beating with dreamy king or queen feather beds and separate sitting areas in deluxe rooms. Quite simply, the Biltmore is the ultimate experience and if you don’t believe it, you should attend a complimentary fireside storytelling session that chronicles the hotel’s fascinating history, presented each Thursday evening by the “Not So Tall Tale Tellers”.