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The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables

Resting in the heart of upscale Coral Gables, the Biltmore Hotel can best be described as iconic, elegant and one-of-a-kind. But besides the breathtaking interior and exterior views throughout the hotel’s 150 acres of lush, tropical gardens, the world-famous Biltmore Pool is what most people flock to upon arriving. Known for ritzy poolside soirees, world-class events and luxe dining, the pool was once the setting for spectacular Busby Berkeley-like water shows, high-dive competitions and demonstrations by superstars including Esther Williams. Today, it’s a stylish, relaxing recreational setting complete with spacious cabana suites surrounded by palms, bougainvillea and hibiscus. The cabana-side private butler service isn’t bad either.