Miami Historical Places

The Biltmore Hotel: Old-World Glamour

Miami Daily News, Jan. 17, 1926 via Miami Archives
Just 2 days after opening! – Credit: Miami Daily News, January 17, 1926 via Miami Archives

On January 15, 2016, the Biltmore Hotel officially celebrated 90 years. The following is the chapter from Discovering Vintage Miami.

The Biltmore is unlike any other hotel in Miami. Located in the heart of the posh suburban city of Coral Gables, it stands as an example of old-world glamour in the otherwise bustling City Beautiful. The alluring building set in the architectural style of Mediterranean Revival entices visitors long before they event step foot through its doors. The hotel’s centerpiece, its center tower, modeled after the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain, once stood as the tallest building in Coral Gables and teases passersby with its peak that looms above the old banyan trees that cover the city’s roads.

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