Celebrate The Fourth of July at The Biltmore With Weekend Packages, The Turtles in Concert, Gala Fireworks Display and More!

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 24 /PRNewswire/ — The Biltmore is offering activities for the whole family and Fourth of July vacation packages during The Biltmore’s Star Spangled Weekend. Available July 1 through July 4, 2005, these holiday packages include deluxe accommodations, a hotel credit of $100, and weekend-long activities.

Star Spangled Weekend accommodations available as follows:

* Two-Night Package, July 1-2 (Friday & Saturday night) from $139 per person.

* Two-Night Package, July 3-4 (Sunday & Monday night) from $139 per person, also includes two tickets to The Turtles Concert

* Four-Night Package, July 1-4 (Friday – Monday night) from $119 per person, also includes two tickets to The Turtles Concert.

All prices are based on double occupancy; room tax and resort fees are included. Children under 12 stay free. Packages are subject to availability and not applicable to groups, conventions or social events. Discount/membership coupons are not accepted.

Star Spangled Festivities:

* A Poolside Sunset Cocktail Party on Friday, July 1, will feature “liberating libations” and “stately snacks” from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wear red, white & blue, and enjoy two-for-one drinks all evening.

* On Saturday, July 2, The Cellar Club’s “All American Interactive Luncheon” will feature Celebrity Chef Kenneth Collins, of Smoked Restaurant in New York, NY. Visit http://www.thecellarclub.com/ for further information.

* Kids can enjoy the Granada Game Room, which includes pool tables, basketball free throw, foosball, plasma TVs, refreshments, and much more. Open all weekend from noon until 11:00 p.m. (open to registered hotel guests only).

* The Biltmore’s popular Concert Series will present The Turtles in Concert on Sunday, July 3, at 9:30 p.m. in the Country Club Ballroom. Tickets are $35.00 each (unless included in package); cash bar will be available. Few groups in musical history have achieved the legendary status and longevity of The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie. Their signature song, “Happy Together,” was among the Top 20 records The Turtles scored between 1965 and 1970.

Fun & Fireworks:

On Monday, July 4, enjoy a festival of fun topped off by one of the most stellar fireworks spectaculars in South Florida during the 10th annual “A Gables Fourth.” Hosted by the City of Coral Gables, this annual patriotic event at The Biltmore will feature carnival games, treats from some of the city’s finest restaurants and special kids’ activities, and will culminate with a magnificent fireworks display at sundown.

The annual Firecracker Open Golf Tournament at The Biltmore Golf Course, and the Stars & Stripes (mixed doubles) Tennis Tournament, at The Biltmore’s William H. Kerdyk Tennis Center, will also take place on July 4. For more information on the golf tournament, please call 305-460-5364, and call 305-460-5360 for details on the tennis tournament.

For further information on The Biltmore’s Star Spangled Weekend, call 305-445-1926 or 800-727-1926, or visit http://www.biltmorehotel.com/ .

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