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Room with a Killer View: Palm Trees Forever at the Biltmore

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  Site Where: 1200 Anastasia Avenue [map], Coral Gables, fl, United States, 33134
July 26, 2007 at 9:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

We are suckers for a room with a killer view.  We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.

This Killer View was snapped from a room in the tower of the eleventh floor of the Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables in Florida.

Our insider look from travel writer Michael de Zayas earlier on in the year already made the Biltmore sound good, and this view seems to confirm it. Apparently it's not a hotel that's just for out-of-towners: well-heeled locals also haunt its spa, tennis courts and golf course. At the moment you can get this spectacular green view (historical buildings thrown in for free) for a bargain of $189 per night (minimum 3 night stay) with the Sizzling Summer Escape deal.

[Photo: progoddess]

Related Stories:
· Miami Guidebook Piggyback: The Biltmore Review [HotelChatter]
· Florida Travel Stories [Jaunted]

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Miami Guidebook Piggyback: The Biltmore Review

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  Site Where: 1200 Anastasia Ave # 2, [map], Coral Gables, fl, United States, 33134
January 12, 2007 at 3:26 PM | by | Comment (1)

Travel writer Michael de Zayas is in Miami on an assignment--30 Miami hotels in 30 Miami nights. You will be able to find his detailed travel musings in Miami and Miami Beach books later this year. HotelChatter asked Michael to let us know his minute-by-minute thoughts on the Miami hotel scene during his guide book mission, which he will be doing over the next two weeks. During the fortnight, Michael will share with us every bed, maid, drink, pool, henhouse and outhouse that comprise the Grove, Gables, Sunny Isles, North Beach, South Beach and the Key Biscayne hotel scene in 2007. If you wish to ask him a question during his jaunt, shoot it our way.

It's time for the Biltmore to be included in the same breath as Miami's upper echelon of luxury properties. For visual drama as a whole its pool, restaurants, and lobby are unmatched by any other hotel in the city. Miami's original luxury hotel may not be the most luxurious today, but I think it might be the most complete hotel today.

More on the Biltmore after the jump.

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Taking the Hotel Membership Club to a Whole New Level

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  Site Where: 1200 Anastasia Ave. [map], Coral Gables, fl, United States, 33134
October 12, 2006 at 4:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

If condos are now part of hotels, why shouldn't exclusive clubs be as well? And we're not talking some silly rewards programs.

Heads of state and heads of, er, head like Bill Clinton love Miami's stately Biltmore Hotel. Now, for the introductory price of $10,000, you, too, can become a card carrying member of the hotel's elite(ist) club.

The spanking new Biltmore Club is designed to cater to the wishes, expectations, wants and needs of today's demanding traveler - from luxurious accommodations, to unlimited golf, private sports instruction and fitness training to preferred pricing, upgrades and customized in-suite amenities.

To launch the program, the Biltmore is doing a special introductory offer and membership "sampler" which includes a complimentary three-day stay in a Junior Suite, unlimited golf greens fees, breakfast for two daily either in-room or in the restaurants, town car service to and from Miami International Airport and a $100 credit at the Biltmore Spa, a member of Leading Spas of the World.

There is no contractual commitment to become a Biltmore Club Member until check-out after the initial stay. Limited Biltmore Club memberships are being offered for $10,000 annually, with a maximum of two cardholders per household. While membership does not include a tee time with Mr. Clinton, at least you're guaranteed some fore play, among other things.

Note: Please call the hotel for further information on this offer.

Related Stories:
· Biltmore reviews [TripAdvisor]