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Film Friendly Hotels: Biltmore Hotel, Miami, Florida


Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel’s guest rooms embrace an atmosphere of luxury and traditional elegance with views of the magnificent Miami skyline, the hotel’s unique pool, and superb golf course. Welcoming and richly appointed with décor inspired by Mediterranean and Moorish influences, the accommodations convey a truly superior resort experience.

The hotel offers 273 guest rooms, including 133 suites, which range from Junior to Executive suites. The legendary Everglades Presidential Suite and the Merrick Penthouse Suite, named after the resort’s founder George Merrick, are among The Biltmore’s most distinguished accommodations.

Luxury rooms and suites feature European feather bedding topped with 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers, Jerusalem stone-tiled floors, balconies, flat-screen TVs, wireless, high speed Internet, minibars and safes, and luxurious essential bath amenities including Frette robes and plush bamboo orchid towels.

Two stately Presidential Suites, one of which features a two-story exclusive accommodation decorated with soaring hand-painted ceilings and a three-bedroom penthouse, are located within The Biltmore tower and include views extending to Biscayne Bay.


All guest rooms and suites feature the following amenities:

Panoramic views of Coral Gables, the pool or the Biltmore Golf Course

  • King or Queen beds with feather bedding
  • Premium bedding, including Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Signature robes and slippers in every room
  • Writing desk
  • Separate dining and sitting areas in deluxe rooms
  • Armoire with 25” high-definition TV, TV Internet, flat-screen TVs in suites
  • Free high speed Internet (Wi-Fi and wired)
  • Digital on-demand movies
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • Minibar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Climate control
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-line, cordless phone with speakerphone
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom phone
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • In-room massage available
  • Sewing kit
  • Soaking bathtub with shower head
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Clock radio
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe and safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking only
  • Rollaway and cribs/infant beds available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Guest Room & Suite Categories


Room Type       Number of Rooms          Sq, Ft

Superior            99 Single /6 Double        300SQFT

Superior Rooms offer beautiful pool or city views and luxurious European feather bedding topped with 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers in addition to a relaxing leisure chairs sitting area. With a choice of King or Double Queen beddings, the guestrooms feature flat-screen TVs, wireless high-speed internet, mini bar and safe, luxurious essential bath amenities including Frette robes and plush bamboo orchid towels.


Junior Suite       119 Single /13 Double    360SQFT

Junior Suites offer a beautiful city, golf or swimming pool view and luxurious European feather bedding topped with 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers with Jerusalem stone-tiled floors. The bedroom area is separated from the spacious sitting area by a double-sided ceiling height bookcase/desk unit. The Junior Suite also features two flat-screen TVs, wireless high-speed internet, mini bar and safe, luxurious essential bath amenities including Frette robes and plush bamboo orchid towels.


One Bedroom    3 Single/ 17 Double        672SQFT

With a selection of breathtaking views of the pool, golf or tree lined street of Coral Gables from the spacious balcony, the suites feature a spacious  tastefully decorated separated living room with a comfortable writing desk, 42” LCD, plush sofa and leisure chair, a second 32” LCD being located in the bedroom with either one king or two queen beds. The suites also offer European feather bedding topped with 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers, Jerusalem stone-tiled floors, balconies, wireless high-speed internet, mini bar and safe, luxurious essential bath amenities including Frette robes and plush bamboo orchid towels.


Golf Suite         6 Single 700SQFT

Overlooking the golf course with 180 degrees panoramic views from the large balcony, these spacious one-bedroom suites feature a large living room with a sofa, leisure chairs, 42” LCD and a writing desk, a second 32” LCD being located in the bedroom. The suites also offer European feather bedding topped with 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers, Jerusalem stone-tiled floors, balconies, wireless high-speed internet, mini bar and safe, luxurious essential bath amenities including Frette robes and plush bamboo orchid towels.


Terrace Suites   4 Single 570SQFT


Overlooking Coral Gables, this suite features a large outdoor terrace, furnished with awning and chase lounges, connected to the charming master bedroom.  The separate living room is appointed with a sofa, leisure chairs, 42” LCD and writing desk in addition to a second 32” LCD located in the bedroom. The suite also offers European feather bedding topped with 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers, Jerusalem stone-tiled floors, balconies, wireless high-speed internet, mini bar and safe, luxurious essential bath amenities including Frette robes and plush bamboo orchid towels.


Tower Suites     4 Single 672sf

Situated in the iconic tower of the Biltmore, the suites offer spectacular panoramic views of the tree lined streets of Coral Gables or the lushly landscaped golf course and feature a spacious separate living room/dining room area with sofa and chairs and 42” LCD in addition to a second 32” LCD located in the bedroom  The suites also offer European feather bedding topped with 340-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet covers, Jerusalem stone-tiled floors, balconies, writing desk, wireless high-speed internet, mini bar and safe, luxurious essential bath amenities including Frette robes and plush bamboo orchid towels.


Presidential Everglades Suite      1

(2 single bedrooms)        1830sf   Everglades Suite -13th floor

At the summit of luxury, the Everglades Suite is a one-of-a-kind two story suite that features hand painted ceilings depicting scenes from Florida’s Everglades.  Accessed with a private key for utmost privacy, this suite offers 360 degree panoramic views of Coral Gables and further from the two balconies and the windows on the wrap-around second floor mezzanine.  The spacious and well-appointed living room and dining area are the perfect venue to listen to music played on the baby grand piano or watch shows on the 42” LCD TV.   The master bedroom has an opulent king sized bed covered in an Egyptian cotton duvet cover with an adjoining dressing room and marble master bathroom suite with a Roman tub.  The intimate second bedroom, located on the second floor loft, features a Queen sized bed.  Other features include Jerusalem stone flooring, wireless high speed internet access, safe and minibar.


Presidential Merrick Suite           1

(3 single bedrooms)        1720sf   Merrick Suite—15th floor:

The ideal suite for families, friends and bridal parties with three sumptuous bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Enter this Suite through its private elevator and special key entrance for the utmost privacy and retreat.  Floor-to-ceiling windows framed with billowing curtains lead the way to two balconies that reveal breathtaking panoramic views of the city of Coral Gables.  The large living room area is surrounded with overstuffed sofas, a 42” LCD TV, a dining area for six guests, and a romantic fireplace.  Other features include Jerusalem stone flooring, wireless high speed internet access, safe and minibar.



The Biltmore Hotel offers one of Miami’s most sophisticated and unique international dining experiences. Delivering an unmatched level of quality and creativity with stunning presentations, The Biltmore team is overseen by Executive Chef David Hackett, who, along with his highly qualified culinary experts, create some of the finest gourmet experiences in Miami.

Whether you are seeking the warmth of a traditional restaurant interior or the bliss of dining al fresco, either formal or casual, The Biltmore Hotel transports you on an exceptional culinary journey in a stunning historic setting and offers a myriad of award-winning options.

The Biltmore Hotel features four restaurants, each with its own distinct personality, as well as two bars and a classic afternoon tea service accompanied by live music.


The Biltmore’s stunning signature French restaurant presents fine dining at its best with a devotion to quality that is matched by a dedication to providing guests with the highest level of service. Helmed by Michelin starred Chef Gregory Pugin, Palme d’Or has received top honors from Zagatand the coveted Five Diamond Award from AAA. Overlooking the hotel’s world-renowned pool, the intimate Palme d’Or dazzles the eye and the palate with beguiling cuisine.

Discover a unique sensory and culinary experience as Chef Pugin works within the authentic tradition of French cuisine, reinterpreting the classics and fashioning them with a slight twist of modernism using fresh, local and sustainable and seasonal ingredients.

Open Tuesday through Thursday from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. Seats up to 60 guests, plus two private dining rooms with available seating for 12 and 20 guests.

About Chef Gregory Pugin: Born and raised in the southwest region of France, Chef Gregory Pugin boasts an impressive resume including having worked with the renowned master Chef Joel Robuchon in his Paris laboratory, opening restaurants and working on his TV show. After opening L’Atelier Joel Robuchon in New York City, he remained there for two years as Executive Sous Chef. Pugin left Robuchon to begin working as Executive Chef of Veritas, where he was recognized with a Michelin Star and a Rising Chef of the Year nomination from the James Beard Foundation. Before joining The Biltmore, Pugin was the Executive Chef at Le Cirque in the Bellagio in Las Vegas and received the award for Most Savory Dish of the Year in 2011 for his Oxtail Bucatini Timbale. Palme d’Or’s newest Chef de Cuisine says that he is always thinking about the experience, and hopes to make each meal the best meal anyone has ever had.


Fontana offers Italian-inspired cuisine punctuated with local and seasonal ingredients and an exceptional wine list. The handsome rusticity of the restaurant’s stone and tile interior, with an open-air kitchen and wood-burning stove, flows into the lush landscaping of the fountain-centered courtyard, the site of Miami’s most romantic outdoor dining. Fontana mounts one of the country’s most celebrated and lavish Sunday Champagne Brunch buffets. Utilizing the restaurant’s handsome interior and courtyard, the brunch features an extensive array of selections, including omelet, sushi, carving, pasta and tapas stations, plus decadent desserts.

Open Monday through Saturday from 7 to 11:30 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch), and 5 to 10:30 p.m. (dinner). Open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (brunch) and 6 to 10:30 p.m. (dinner). Seats up to 225 inside and out.

About Chef Giuseppe Galazzi: Born in Ferrara, Italy, Chef Giuseppe Beppe Galazzi developed his culinary passion from his grandfather, a chef, and began his pursuit of the culinary arts at the early age of 14. Heavily influenced by his teachers at the Culinary Institute in Ferrara, his curiosity about food grew into the skill with which he now executes every dish. Chef Galazzi attributes his unique style to his love for traveling, absorbing recipes from various cultures and transforming them into his own creations using local and organic ingredients. When asked what he contributes to Fontana’s well-rounded menu, Galazzi replied, I like to offer what people cannot often find in restaurants, and that they would not cook at home.


Cascade is an outdoor oasis tucked under a cascading 23-foot waterfall that overlooks The Biltmore pool. This al fresco restaurant, set in the colonnade-lined loggia, is perched at the edge of the swimming pool with views of the golf course and gardens. The casual fare with sophisticated flair includes daily spa cuisine specials, with an emphasis on local as well as healthy, organic ingredients. The Cascade Bar salutes Europe’s most popular lawn game, petanque, played on the neighboring court. In addition to fresh fruit tropical drinks, frozen favorites, appetizers and a selection of wines and beers, Cascade features an organic juice bar.

Open for breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  (Saturday & Sunday only), lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (daily) and for Bar Bites from 3 to 9 p.m. (daily). Seats up to 60 guests.


The most casual of the resort’s dining sites, the 19th Hole overlooks the golf course and offers light dining, inside or on the terrace. In the bar, numerous flat-screen televisions are continually tuned to sports programming.

Open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Seats up to 48 guests outside and 28 inside.


Adjacent to Palme d’Or, this handsome wood paneled lounge offers a sophisticated atmosphere. The bar features an extensive selection of premium and vintage liquor, liqueurs and wines, as well as an assortment of draft and bottled beers.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. boasts half price on featured drinks. Seats up to 60 guests.


Located adjacent to Fontana in the Lower Lobby, the Cellar Club Bar is open early as a coffee shop serving coffee, tea, juice, and warm pastries until 11 a.m.  In the afternoon, the Cellar Club Bar is the perfect place to sit and read or enjoy a social beverage indoors. Boasting a unique and extensive variety of wines by the glass and happy hour specials, it doubles as a bar in the evenings.

Open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight. Seats up to 24 guests.


One of the few traditional English afternoon teas offered in the Miami area, The Biltmore’s is the only one that boasts such a grand setting – under the soaring vaulted ceiling of the magnificent lobby and in front of its majestically mantled fireplace. Complemented by melodic harp music on weekdays and acoustic guitar on weekends, the refreshing repast is served daily with seatings at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Seats up to 24 guests.


In February 2009, The Biltmore Hotel furthered its longstanding passion for gastronomy and commitment to excellence in the culinary arts by opening the Biltmore Culinary Academy. As the only hotel with a recreational cooking school operating in North America, the academy has a dedicated learning area and fully equipped professional kitchen offering a variety of classes, workshops and team‐building events, for both adults and children. Fun and educational, the Biltmore Culinary Academy is ideal for aspiring chefs of all levels.



Situated on the seventh floor with panoramic views, the elegant Biltmore Spa is a 12,000-square-foot sanctuary for personal peace and tranquility. In today’s fast-paced, externally-connected world, there are few places we can escape for physical and mental replenishment and relaxation. In the timeless setting of our historic Biltmore Hotel, we invite you to embrace a slower pace and give yourself time for rejuvenation of the mind and body.

The Biltmore’s talented spa team awaits guests who seek healing and innovation with result-oriented services or those who are simply in need of pampering and indulgence. The spa offers an extensive selection of traditional and pioneering treatments, including extensive massage therapy modalities, facial treatments to suit all skin types and needs, therapeutic body scrubs and wraps, and signature ritual journeys. From Therapeutic Deep Tissue massages to Anti-Aging Facials and Organic Seaweed Wraps, The Biltmore’s vision of a luxurious wellness experience encompasses all aspects of life. The spa stay can be enhanced with a visit to the Himalayan Salt Stone Sauna or Healing Steam Room. Guests will also enjoy healthy refreshments at the spa amenity bar and unwind in the inviting relaxation lounge. Half-day and specialty packages for groups and couples are also available in the distinctive Zen Suite. Treatments are also offered in the hotel’s private poolside cabanas. The spa’s boutique has a carefully selected collection of luxurious and unique products for face, body, hair and well-being, as well as candles and apparel. The full-service salon inside the spa offers body waxing, manicures, pedicures, make-up application and hairstyling and hair treatments for men and women with Kérastase Paris Hair Care.

Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.



The Biltmore Golf Course is an 18-hole, 71-par championship course, designed in 1925 by legendary golf course architect Donald Ross. Early in its storied history, The Biltmore Golf Course was host to The Miami – Biltmore Open, one of the richest prize purse professional golf tournaments of its time. In November 2007, the 6,800-yard golf course layout underwent a $5 million renovation by renowned golf course architect and Donald Ross design expert Brian Silva. Renovations included new Tifdwarf Bermudagrass putting surfaces, restoration of bunkers to their original designs, an enhanced irrigation system and preservation of the original playing characteristics. Since 1964, The Biltmore Golf Course has been the annual host site to the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. Past champions that launched their professional careers from the Junior Orange Bowl include: Jim Simon, Gary Koch, Mark Calcavecchia, Tiger Woods, Camilo Villegas, Michelle McGann, Vicki Goetz, Grace Park, Christie Kerr and Alexis Thompson. The Biltmore Golf Course is also the headquarters of the University of Miami Women’s Golf Team.

Amenities at The Biltmore Golf Course include:

  • Golf clubhouse
  • The 19th Hole restaurant and bar
  • Fully stocked golf shop
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Practice facilities including 22,000 square feet of paspalum turf grass, 27 artificial turf hitting surfaces, short game practice area with green, bunker and chipping area, and practice putting green
  • Electric golf cart carts equipped with Visage GPS system
  • 60 sets of current model rental golf clubs
  • The Biltmore Golf Club Sales, Fitting & Repair Center, operated by True Spec Golf in a 675-square-foot indoor facility at the Practice Tee

The Biltmore Golf Instructional Programs are conducted by PGA-certified Golf Professionals, including private lessons, group clinics, golf school vacation packages and nine weeks of Junior Golf Camps in the summer. Total Performance Golf, operated by Justin Bruton, is also available at The Biltmore. Bruton utilizes a team of golf instructors, physical therapists, fitness trainers and True Spec Golf club fitters to improve a player’s body, swing and/or equipment. This integrated approach, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, provides a great opportunity for golfers at all skill levels to advance their performance abilities.



One of the largest hotel swimming pools in the Continental U.S., The Biltmore’s pool measures approximately 23,000 square feet and holds 600,000 gallons of water. In the early days of the resort, it was the scene of spectacular Busby Berkeley-like water shows featuring Esther Williams, diving exhibitions, fashion shows and celebrity parties. Today, it has become the stylish setting for relaxing, outdoor recreation and dining. Enhancing the pool experience are nine private cabanas hidden away amidst palms, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Each is elegantly furnished with teakwood chaises and loveseats, banana leaf ceiling fans, lounge chairs for sunbathing, and outdoor rain showers, along with a host of amenities. Accommodating four to eight guests, the cabanas are served by attentive pool staff ready at any time to provide drinks and other refreshments. Available for daily rentals, doubles accommodate eight people maximum and singles accommodate four people maximum. Hours of operation are from sunrise to 9 p.m.



The Biltmore’s 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Fitness Center allows guests to maintain their fitness regimen while traveling. It features an area dedicated solely to cardiovascular exercise, and a second space with a comprehensive presentation of free-weight, plate-loaded and specialty resistance workout equipment. Cardiovascular equipment includes more than 30 Matrix Cardio machines, each equipped with a 15” touch-screen TV. Ranked by Men’s Fitness magazine as one of the 10 best hotel fitness centers in the U.S., the center offers more than 100 weekly exercise classes including Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Spinning, Body Sculpting and much more. A variety of aquatic classes are held in the hotel’s landmark pool. The Biltmore also features a team of 20 personal trainers who are available for private sessions. Nestled within the Fitness Center, The Biltmore’s Juice Bar features refreshing and healthy fresh juices and smoothies for guests



Ten lighted tennis courts are located adjacent to the golf course. Reservations can be made through The Biltmore concierge. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.



The Biltmore’s Les Clefs d’Or concierge is available 24 hours a day to assist with the simplest to the most complex requests and offers information on area dining, shopping, tours and attractions. Complimentary tours of The Biltmore are conducted by the Dade Heritage Trust every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tours depart from the Concierge Desk. Reservations are not required.



The Biltmore has hosted a variety of stills shoots, TV commercials and VIP / talent for production.


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