Starting inLinda Spitzer told ghost stories every Thursday night in the Biltmore's lobby. The Palme d'Or restaurant, which rates highly in Zagat, and activities such as cooking classes, keep guests close to the resort.
Zocco was 17 years old when she worked at the Biltmore's banquet. She was a staple for 10 years, before she moved to Lake Worth.
Kim Dunn-Zocco For Zocco, it's been an inescapable part of life. During the Jazz Age, the hotel drew socialites and movie stars with its polo fields, ball rooms and sports facilities.
Then World War II happened and the federal government transformed the Biltmore into a military hospital. The hotel is undertaking a multi-million-dollar restoration project to assure the continuity of its legacy and welcome a new era of hospitality excellence.
And now she takes her family there for brunch. Credit Julia Duba So many kids were sneaking into the shuttered building, that the City of Coral Gables decided to hire a security guard. The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables wasn't always a hotel. Once the war was over, it continued being a hospital for veterans.
Listen to some of the stories Spitzer heard about happenings in the Biltmore below. At a loud party on the 13th floor of the hotel, a gangster named Thomas "Fatty" Walsh was shot and killed by another gangster.
Linda Spitzer shares a photo of herself telling ghost stories in the Biltmore Hotel lobby. July 5 - December 15, Today the Biltmore is far from the creepy place that once terrified the children of Coral Gables. The hotel became a place to host glamorous fashion shows, galas, golf tournaments and water shows in what was then the largest pool in the world.
The following enhancements will allow the hotel to provide a unique and sensational experience to all valued guests. The hotel reopened in and was restored to glory. When Skipp was growing up, she and her friends would sneak into the abandoned Biltmore Hotel. Still, the ghost stories kept swirling.