Groups can get up to $2,000 in credits toward their master account at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. The hotel’s BiltMORE package is available to groups of at least 25 rooms per night, for meetings held through October 31, 2014.
Located near downtown Miami, The Biltmore offers 75,000 sf of flexible indoor and outdoor function space, with conference facilities and more than 30 meeting rooms. It is 5 miles from Miami International Airport and 8 miles from the popular shopping, dining and nightlife attractions of South Beach. Its several restaurants include Palme d’Or, a highly regarded French restaurant; and Fontana, an Italian restaurant that uses local and organic ingredients. Groups can deepen their knowledge at the Biltmore Culinary Academy, where classes include corporate teambuilding sessions. The hotel serves afternoon tea, each day, and the Biltmore’s Sunday brunch is a much-loved local tradition.
The Biltmore is a classic hotel that opened in 1926 as the centerpiece of developer George Merrick’s vision for Coral Gables. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 and its owners have spent $55 million in renovations since 2004. The hotel has hosted many world leaders and dignitaries and has been a freqent site for global conferences and meetings, including the 1994 Summit of the Americas.
The Biltmore’s style recalls the glory days of hotel décor, with hand-painted frescoes, travertine floors, marble columns and carved mahogany furnishings. It’s famed for its stunning swimming pool with private cabanas, and its 18-hole golf course, which opened in 1925, was designed by Donald Ross, the premier course architect of the day.