Miami Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
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Photo by Olivia Balsinger
Biltmore Hotel -- The Place to Stay for Art BaselMiami’s grand dame property, The Biltmore, is full of history (it’s on the list of National Historic Landmarks) and is a holistic destination property with a focus on art and wellness and a healthy dose of old European glamour.
Located in Coral Gables, the iconic property hosts a curated exhibit during Art Basel week. Now in its second year, the Biltmore Curators Program not only offered intimate access to this year’s event, but the hotel also featured a fine art exhibition by renowned photographer Matt Stock and partner Charles J. Kropke. The exhibit for 2017, entitled "Abandoned Vehicles in the Everglades," has both an enviormental element, showcasing potential human disaster in America's swamplands, and
Even when the art world isn’t descending upon it, The Biltmore dazzles year-round in the activity and culture departments. Guests can participate in everything from cooking to yoga and aerobics classes, book a tennis workshop or play 18 holes of golf on the Donald Ross designed course constructed one year before the hotel in 1925.
Designed to resemble Seville’s Giralda bell tower, the Spanish-style Biltmore opened its doors in 1926 in a fabulous location that is out of the chaos of South Beach without being inconvenient to exploring Miami. It became instantly famous, hosting the glitterati of the decade at multiple galas, fashion shows and golf tournaments.
Today it still features wonderful old world European flair throughout its retro opulent interior where ornately carved pillars, vaulted ceilings and crystal chandeliers occupy the public spaces. The 273 guestrooms are done up in neutral colors and feature super comfy beds with high thread count sheets, feather mattresses and Frette robes.
The onsite restaurant, Palme d’Or, serves French and Italian haute cuisine by chef Philippe Ruiz. Environs are formal, with jackets required for men. There is also an awesome English afternoon tea served in the lobby bar.
And finally, don’t skip some time at the absolutely massive swimming pool — at one time it was the largest swimming pool in the world — which is a truly grand affair with marble statues under a promenade, private cabanas and its own bar and restaurant.
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