Biltmore Hotel in Miami With Sunday Brunch

by KJ Henderson

The Biltmore Hotel is a historic Miami area hotel that has served as a home away from home to discerning travelers since the 1920s. Set on 150 acres of tropical greenery, this luxurious resort has hosted athletes, celebrities and world leaders. In addition to its top-of-the-line fitness center, recreational offerings and dinner options, visitors line up each Sunday to partake in the establishment’s storied champagne brunch.

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Accommodations

The Biltmore Hotel is a massive complex. In addition to 273 guest rooms, the facility maintains 130 generously sized suites. Every room is outfitted with Egyptian cotton duvet covers, Frette bathrobes and seating areas with furniture custom designed for the hotel. Through oversize windows, guests have an uninterrupted view of the golf course, pool or city. In addition to traditional guest rooms, the hotel boasts poolside cabana suites. Decorated with teakwood furnishings, these private quarters are surrounded by palms, bougainvillea and hibiscus. Accommodating up to eight guests, cabanas can be rented daily.

Golf

Developed by legendary golf designer Donald Ross in 1925, the Biltmore Golf Course is open to individual and corporate guests seven days a week. Visitors can expect to be treated to curbside bag drop, uniformed bag attendants and valet service. Golfers also receive admission to the club house and driving area, which claims to be the largest in the southeastern United States.

Fitness and Spa

The Biltmore Fitness Center is a 10,000-square-foot facility, which was featured on Men’s Health Magazine’s list of the 10 best hotel fitness centers in the United States. The club boasts state-of-the-art weight training and cardiovascular equipment, more than 100 weekly group exercise classes, personal training services and nutritional counseling. The Biltmore Spa is located on the seventh floor of the hotel. Open daily, the establishment offers a variety of beauty treatments, such as massages, facials and even acupuncture. Services can purchased a la carte or as part of a bundled package.

Dining

Culinary excellence is an important aspect of the Biltmore Hotel. So much so that the establishment maintains a culinary academy that offers classes and workshops for all levels of aspiring chefs. Three restaurants are on the property. Palme d’Or serves French dishes, while Fontana offers Mediterranean cuisine. French-Caribbean entrees can be found at the upscale casual Cascade Grill, while the 19th Hole is a traditional club restaurant. Every Sunday, the courtyard of Fontana is transformed for the Biltmore’s champagne brunch. Guests have their chioce of caviar, carved meats, omelets, smoked salmon and sushi, among other delicacies.

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About the Author

KJ Henderson has more than a decade of HR and talent acquisition experience. He has held roles at a Fortune 100 investment bank, a media conglomerate and at one of NYC's largest executive staffing firms. He currently heads recruitment sourcing at a major movie studio. He read literature at Oxford.

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