by Leo Jakobson | August 31, 2018

The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. will wrap a $25 million renovation project in December that will see all 270 rooms and public spaces including the striking lobby redone, along with the spa, fitness center and Donald Ross-designed golf course. 

Located just 10 minutes from Miami International Airport and less than two miles from downtown Coral Gables' Miracle Mile shopping and dining district, the 92-year-old, landmarked property features striking Mediterranean architecture with Italian, Moorish and Spanish influences. The room renovations will bring back soothing but vibrant, Florida-inspired colors as well as adding a few more suites. Technology upgrades include more power and USB plugs, and Wi-Fi extenders in each room for plenty of high-speed access. 

The Biltmore has a total of 76,000 square feet of meeting and event facilities, as well as 11,280 square feet of outdoor banquet space. The facilities include 12 rooms totaling 36,000 square feet in the hotel itself and an additional 40,000 square feet at the Conference Center of the Americas. Its largest ballroom measures 6,200 square feet with a 46-foot ceiling. There are also two tiered amphitheaters for groups of up to 90 and 130 attendees.

Dining facilities include the AAA five diamond Palme d'Or French restaurant and Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant. In addition, a culinary academy for groups of up to 12 offers cooking lessons and other teambuilding activities.

The par-71 golf course is being expanded and returned to Donald Ross's original 1925 design. In addition, it is home to the highly regarded Jim McLean Golf School.

At 23,000 square feet, The Biltmore's pool is one of the largest in the continental U.S., and holds 600,000 gallons of water, as well as nine discreetly located cabanas. The 12,000-square-foot, just-renovated Biltmore Spa has 14 treatment rooms and a Babor cosmetics and skin care products bar. The also-renovated fitness center measures 10,000 square feet and features Technogym equipment.