Arquitectonica Says Design For New Hotel Proposed In Coral Gables Is Derived From The Historic Biltmore Hotel

Terranova Corporation has submitted a proposal to demolish a retail building on Miracle Mile and replace it with a hotel, which architects say has a design that is derived from the city’s historic Biltmore Hotel.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

In a submittal package (below), architects claimed that the proposed design for the new building is derived from and makes reference to the proportion and scale of the Biltmore Hotel, which features Mediterranean architecture.

The new hotel building is proposed to have 120 hotel rooms, along with 36,778 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space. No parking is proposed, and a waiver would be needed from the city to build without parking spaces.

An existing building that is occupied by retail tenants will be demolished.

The Coral Gables Development Review Committee is scheduled to review the plans on July 26.

 

(photo: phillip pessar)

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Looks just like the Biltmore lol

Anonymous
1 year ago

Heck, I can’t even tell the difference between the two…

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s literally the same photo

Anonymous
1 year ago

Let’s try reading for once!!!!

“makes reference to the proportion and scale”

I dont see where Article estates it’s a replica….

Anonymous
1 year ago

Proportion and scale ??!! That’s even funnier !!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes, they are both buildings. Very inspiration, much similar

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow! It looks like they just picked the Biltmore up and moved it to macle mile!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Developers in Miami really need to stop thinking everything Arquitectonica says is design genius

Anonymous
1 year ago

I like this design. Very nice.

Anonymous
1 year ago

And Santa Clause looks like an Easter Bunny! Sometimes I really question the level of sophistication in Miami…

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s Coral Gables not Miami. If it were Miami the hotel would be 80 stories tall and would have a 50/50 chance of actually getting built.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sophistication in Miami.. when, where?

Anonymous
1 year ago

No need to question it, it’s right up front and center.

Anonymouse
1 year ago

So how about making all of the Miracle Mile the similar density,6,7,8 stories with retail ground floor and residences,offices and hotels above.Kind of like in Europe.Would we like that?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Squat buildings like in Europe or places in the north in this country are good for holding and distributing heat throughout them which they need them to do in the winter. Tall, slender buildings are better at dispersing heat and humidity which is better for the type of climate in South Florida.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Lol they have some nerve.

Anonymous
1 year ago

????

Anonymous
1 year ago

Maybe I’m looking at the wrong thing… It looks nothing like the Biltmore.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Don’t you see that they both have windows?!? And a roof!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

… and some trees out front.

Anonymous
1 year ago

At least doesn’t look like a Pollo Tropical on steroids

Anonymous
1 year ago

The only thing this building has in common with the Biltmore Hotel is …..nothing
Oh! No… it looks like the box, by the pool, where they keep the umbrellas

This new building looks like the Biltmore, The Breakers, The Ansonia Building in NYC, reminds also the Haussmann architecture and also Grand Central Station in Manhattan…

Can I have the same acid trip of the person that came to the conclusion this building is like The Biltmore

A Milleniun architect was told to design a copy of the Biltmore Hotel and came with this ….

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nice Boutique Hotel…. good addition to the area .

Anonymous
1 year ago

The city should be giving them free concessions for doing it without parking. That should be an incentive.

Anonymous
1 year ago

you really think these fat cats need incentives to build ??!!! LMAO !!! They should be doing all they can to contribute to the city for the privilege !

Anonymous
1 year ago

Really? I want what ever they snorted.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I sometimes can’t believe the shit I read here

Anonymous
1 year ago

Right, and the Aquitectonica boxes with giant parking garages jutting out and ugly backsides were derived from the beautiful Mediterranean homes and apartments destroyed for them.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Lol.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Seriously? Typical Arquitectonica BS.

Anonymous
1 year ago

is there really a big demand for hotel space for Coral Gables?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes
Hotel space is in high demand in the area. Close to airport, lots of corporate stays.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah right!

Anonymous
1 year ago

What Biltmore are they comparing this to?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Oh Bernardo, you trickster!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Alert the Historic Preservation Board! A long-lost sister structure was found (from another mother…and father…).

Anonymous
1 year ago

HUH???

Anonymous
1 year ago

Whatever happened to the proposed development that was going to remove those two parking garages in the rear? I am sure they are assuming that parking garage right behind the proposed development could be used by the hotel.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yup,leave it to Arquitectonica to make such a ridiculous claim.

Christopher J Brown
1 year ago

architecture not in keeping with the traditions of Coral Gables; in other words, the building is ugly and offensive.

Ritamaria
1 year ago

You’ve got to be kidding. Any reference to the Biltmore Hotel is abstract excuse…get seriouse. Considering the debacal east on Coral Way designed by Architectonic, one must consider their portfolio. The iconic Biltmore is the grand dame of the Gables. This corner slot of a boutique hotel proposal, like other Architectonic designs, is a box on top of a box, the redeeming quality already passe. The Biltmore reference is a sales pitch to the BOA. Arquitectonic’s recent Coconut Grove hotel project is perhaps more of an inspiration. Sqeeze as much square footage onto a plat of land & let the community absorb the density & congestion as developer & architect walk away. Let the residents of Coral Gables vote, after being well informed please. There has been an unchecked flurry of mass development which leaves many of us more than concerned as the North Gables succumbs to the grit of overdevelopment.

Shawn Kouri
1 year ago

No it Hass to have a parking garage. At least underground parking. You know? For the guests who stay there and also for public parking.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nahhh.. people taking a long plane ride to visit Miami don’t mind walking from the airport to this hotel.

Like the one poster thinks, a hotel without it’s own parking should be an incentive to visitors and make tourist “walk” to get there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The Biltmore does not have parking.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Pretty sure I remember valet parking my car the 3 times I drove there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Best Sunday Brunch in town. Hands down. Followed at a distance by Zuma.