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

Looks just like the Biltmore lol

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

It’s literally the same photo

Anonymous

Let’s try reading for once!!!!

“makes reference to the proportion and scale”

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

I like this design. Very nice.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Sophistication in Miami.. when, where?

Anonymous

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

Anonymouse

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

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

Lol they have some nerve.

Anonymous

????

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

… and some trees out front.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Nice Boutique Hotel…. good addition to the area .

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Really? I want what ever they snorted.

Anonymous

I sometimes can’t believe the shit I read here

Anonymous

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

Lol.

Anonymous

Seriously? Typical Arquitectonica BS.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Yeah right!

Anonymous

What Biltmore are they comparing this to?

Anonymous

Oh Bernardo, you trickster!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

HUH???

Anonymous

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

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

Christopher J Brown

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

Ritamaria

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

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

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

The Biltmore does not have parking.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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