The historic, 91-year old Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is undergoing an extensive renovation which includes updating the main lobby. The redesign is being headed up in a collaboration between D'Shakil Designs and Studio 5 Design + Architecture. The work is expected to be completed this summer and features a modern spin on the the traditional style including new green and blue tufted velvet furniture, drapery, wood inlays, gold leaf and wool carpeting. The Biltmore Hotel was originally completed by George Merrick, founder of Coral Gables, in 1926. At 315 feet it was the tallest building in Florida at the time and still features an 18-hole championship golf course and a 600,000-gallon pool to this day.
“These new enhancements will bring an added element of style to the hotel, creating an improved sense of luxury that also reflects The Biltmore’s historic legacy. This new design will bring a fresh take to the details and décor of the lobby, all while continuing to offer guests a glimpse into the hotel’s storied past," says Matthias Kammerer, Managing Director at The Biltmore Hotel.