Travel Blogs from Miami
... acquired the property in 1973, the first restoration did not begin until 1983. Four years and $55 million later, the re-opening was celebrated at a black-tie event with 600 guests. A victim of a sour economy, the Biltmore closed for the second time in 1990.
Seaway Hotels Corporation, a multinational consortium, bought the property in 1992 and over a period of 10 years, undertook a second multi-million dollar restoration. Guest rooms were ...
... bye and headed through security. It sure was nice not to have to deal with luggage. I stopped after security to go into the restroom and change from my shorts to long pants. Then I bought a sandwich for later. At the gate I sat by a woman from Louisville, KY and we talked until the flight was called. We left early! We got to Charlotte early and I was glad because I only had a 33 minute turn around time. But when I got there I needn't ...
... heading in the opposite direction to enjoy the Fantasy Fest activities in Key West so we were able tell them about the weekends activities.
At Marathon, in the middle keys area, we stopped to have a browse through the Sandal Surf shop. This franchise of four outlets on the Florida Keys sell surf brands such as Roxy, Sperry, Billabong and Tommy Bahamas at discounted prices. Enjoyed the browse and bought some new flip-flops for our ocean cruising at the end of the ...
... All the staff had a great time at my leaving party: many looked to the heavens, yelling "thank you, thank you!" when I told them that it was to be my last day. Isn't it nice when people are grateful for your efforts?
After a failed attempt to upgrade to business class (to my shock, apparently medical students are not afforded the same privileges as US air marshals or foreign diplomats: ridiculous.), I found myself at US ...
... before tea. Jeff the club promotor gave us buy one get one free on tonights club ticket, I think it is because we have been out six of the seven we've been here! We had free cocktails and our usual massive bottle of wine before we boarded the party bus to the club. The place we went to was called Nikki Beach where we went to earlier in the week, except it was much more of a club night. It surprises me how busy these nights are all week and the people ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool