ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Biltmore Co., which operates the Biltmore
Estate here, is scheduled to break ground on a $31 million,
222-room deluxe hotel in April.
The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a 165,000-square-foot facility, is
scheduled to open in summer 2000. The property will feature 7,500
square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom, banquet halls
Included in the plans are a 150-seat restaurant, a library, a
lobby bar, an exterior swimming pool with a cabana bar, a health
club and a children's activity area.
Nightly rack rates are expected to be about $150 per room,
depending upon the season. Meetings and group reservations are
being accepted now at (828) 274-6230. Individual reservations will
be accepted in the summer.
In other news at Biltmore Estate, the Conservatory is aiming to
reopen following a $2 million, two-year renovation. The
Conservatory is scheduled to reopen to the public on April 2 in
time for the estate's Festival of Flowers.