Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa
The Belleview Biltmore Hotel was one of the largest, most luxurious hotels built along the Florida West Coast during the late 19th century and remains today one of the most recognizable symbols of the end of the Gilded Age. Completed in 1899 by Henry B. Plant, railroad industrialist, the 820,000 sq. ft. hotel is considered the largest standing historic wood frame structure in the world with 285 rooms and private guest cottages. Located in Belleair, FL and set on a high coastal bluff overlooking Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, development plans call for a complete and historically accurate restoration of the Biltmore’s elegance and charm interwoven with world-class amenities. Within the park-like atmosphere of the hotel’s grounds, broad shaded avenues will complement the historic Victorian architecture of the hotel and historic guest cottages and sweeping verandas with period antiques along the ground floor of the hotel will complement the renovation of the common areas. Inviting porches will overlook the lushly landscaped grounds and signature Donald Ross designed golf course. Underground parking, an outdoor wedding gazebo, ballrooms, a world-class spa, tennis courts, a children’s pool and a full complement of beach facilities will add to the newly improved guest experience. Added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the hotel will be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council becoming one of the largest LEED projects in Florida.