The largest swimming pool and an antique elevator

The Biltmore Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Miami, in the United States. The hotel is filled with luxurious decorations and its architectural design is full of elaborate façades, arcs and towers.

The hotel has 275 rooms, 130 of which are suites. All rooms are double rooms with a queensize or a kingsize bed, a large bathroom, a television set and Internet access. There are several different types of rooms, although all of them have amenities such as bed clothes made from Egyptian cotton, stone floors and huge bay windows. Guests can choose whether they want a queensize or kingsize bed. The suites have a large master bedroom with a bathroom and a separate living room with a sofa and a coffee table.

The Superior rooms have a large, comfortable living room with a luxurious décor. The Deluxe rooms are even more spacious, with either a queensize, kingsize or two twin beds. The Junior Suites are larger than standard rooms, and have a separate library as well as a working area. The Executive Suite is the largest suite at the hotel, with luxurious antique furniture in the living room and a modern working area.

The hotel has a large territory, complete with an 18 hole golf course, lavish gardens with walking paths, 10 tennis courts and a huge swimming pool. This swimming pool is what defines de hotel, since during the 1920’s a whole array of championships took place here. The swimming pool is decorated with tropical cascades and several private cabins are strewn around the solarium. The 2,000 square metre swimming pool is the largest in the country.

Those guests who come here specifically to relax will enjoy the hotel’s excellent gym facilities and its highly technological fitness centre. After a workout, guests are welcome for a massage at the luxurious spa. The hotel’s staff speak several languages, so guests will be able to communicate freely if they need anything. There is a souvenir shop on the ground floor.

The hotel has a classic décor, with hand painted frescoes on the ceilings, marble columns across the halls and travertine floors. All furniture is wooden and the large bay windows offer guests unparalleled views towards the gardens. One of the most historical parts of the hotel is its elevator, which has managed to maintain the exact same style it had the day the hotel opened its doors. Each time the elevator needs to be fixed, a special board of directors has to agree that it is indeed in need of repair, and nothing, not one element of the original decorations, can be changed.

The hotel offers a wide variety of dining options. There are four restaurants, including the Palme D’Or, the Cascade Poolside Bar and Grill, and the 19th Hole, a golf themed restaurant. The Cascade Poolside Bar and Grill is located near the swimming pool. Every Sunday the hotel offers a delicious brunch with champagne. Every afternoon, guests will be able to enjoy their tea at the Grand Lobby.

The hotel offers its guests a complete catering service for any meetings or conferences that take place at the Conference Centre of the Americas. More than 7,000 square metres are available for different conventions and events. There are several halls and conference rooms equipped with all the necessary technology.

The hotel is one a huge favourite for weddings and other large, festive, gatherings. With large gardens and a majestic architecture, the hotel is the ideal choice for those guests who want to celebrate any important event. The hotel can organize all kinds of events, including live concerts, cooking classes, golf and tennis tournaments and wine tastings.

Historically, this hotel has been considered one of the most iconic hotels in the city. Even during the jazz age many celebrities stayed at the hotel, including the Dukes of Windsor, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby, amongst others. Legend has it that even Al Capone himself stayed at the best suite at the hotel. Even today guests staying at this suite will be able to observe the bullet holes left by a failed attempt to assassinate Al Capone. Even former president Franklin D. Roosevelt spent some time here, moving most of his office and advisers to the hotel during his holidays. During and after the Second World War the hotel was transformed into a hospital.

The hotel is located in one of the city’s hottest spots. The hotel is only minutes away from the world famous South Beach, and only a couple of blocks away from the centre of Miami and the Coral Gables business centre. The hotel’s excellent location provides easy access to trendy bars, chic restaurants and glamorous boutiques. The posh Coral Gables district is full of luxurious shops and designer labels, art galleries and the most exclusive clubs. The Village of Merrick Park is another place full of many different shops and boutiques. Those who prefer to spend their breaks in the nature can visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, which were first opened in 1938 and house a large collection of tropical flowers and plants. The nearby Jungle Island is a bird sanctuary where guests will be able to observe many species of birds and other animals. Other nearby places include many landmarks, as well as the Miami Science Museum and the Wynwood district, a place full of art galleries and museums.

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