Coral Gables, located southwest of downtown Miami, boasts some of the
most-expensive homes and best schools in the area. At the heart of Coral
Gables stands the venerable Biltmore Hotel, with gracious
Spanish-style architecture that so many people identify with South
Florida. Opened in 1926, the hotel boasts fine marble columns, brilliant
travertine floors and hand-painted frescos on barrel-vaulted ceilings.