Step inside Miami’s historic Biltmore Hotel this summer and you’ll notice some enhancements to its already distinct main lobby, as the landmark hotel in Coral Gables has announced D-Shakil Designs and Studio 5 Design + Architecture are collaborating on a redesign.
The renovation is expected to conclude this July and will include new materials, drapery, and furniture in an effort to modernize the 91-year-old hotel while retaining its traditional style.
“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,” said Matthias Kammerer, Managing Director at The Biltmore Hotel. “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.”
Among the upgrades are the inclusion of wood inlays; gold leaf; wool carpeting with deep blue hues; and green and blue tufted velvet furniture.
The Biltmore Hotel has a rich history.
It was completed in 1926 under the leadership of Coral Gables founder George Merrick and, at 315 feet, was actually the tallest building in Florida for a couple of years. Its 600,000-gallon pool and 18-hole golf course are among its other notable features.