The Grande Dame of Coral Gables brings history to life.
Built in 1926 by George Merrick at the height of the Florida land boom, this Mediterranean-style hotel is considered by many to be the soul of affluent and secluded Coral Gables. This Grand Dame features four restaurants (including the signature Palme d’Or), a theater, a grand ballroom, a lavish spa and one of the largest swimming pools in the continental United States. Guest rooms and suites include European feather beds and soothing views of the meticulously maintained grounds. An on-site culinary academy includes a baking boot camp and kids' programs. The Sunday Champagne brunch at Fontana's is one of the most sumptuous and popular in Miami. The bright and airy 19th Hole restaurant features terraced dining overlooking the surrounding eighteen-hole, par-71, championship golf course.