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Biltmore Hotel of Coral Gables
South Florida

The luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida first opened in 1926 and it was place on the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1972.


Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel
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The Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel was built in 1926 by John McEntee Bowman and George Merrick as part of the Biltmore chain of hotels. It was designed by Schultze and Weaver. When it was first built it surpassed downtown Miami's Freedom tower as the tallest building in Florida. It held that honor until the taller Dade County Courthouse was built in 1928. At one time the hotel's swimming pool was the largest in the world. For a time, future Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller worked there as a swimming istructor.

The building was used as a hotel until World War II, at which time it was temporarily used as a veteran's hospital. After the war it was used by the University of Miami as their medical school until 1968. In 1987 the building was again used as a hotel under the management of the Seaways Hotel Corporation.


Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Phone: 800-915-1926
Official Web Site: BiltmoreHotel.com
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