Biltmore Estate surveys loyal customers as it considers building new hotel


As Biltmore Estate continues to consider building a second hotel on its site, it is surveying loyal customers. Here’s what Biltmore sent out :

Biltmore is considering building a hotel on the estate. Please read the description below and then answer the questions with that description in mind.

Possible New Biltmore Hotel Description
Located in the lively Antler Hill Village area, the property offers a unique approach to Biltmore’s signature hospitality in a comfortable setting near the scenic French Broad River and convenient to the Winery, shopping and dining, outdoor activities, and evening entertainment.

The property incorporates familiar estate architectural elements including pebbledash, stucco, slate tile roof, dormers, wood, and stone. Native landscaping naturally blends the hotel into its pastoral setting. Inside, the décor reflects Biltmore’s natural beauty. The use of wood, native stone, tile, and natural textiles will complement the neutral color palette. The lobby will feature a large fireplace and comfortable furnishings for guests to casually gather and relax. Approximately 190 guestrooms offer one king or two double beds with custom bedding, writing desk and chair, upholstered window seat and ottoman, HDTV, and small refrigerator. The well-appointed bathroom features a natural slate tile shower, spacious sink, and vanity.

The property features dining options, including an open “kitchen” concept offering guests a wide variety of on-the-go food and drink options including, fresh fruit, pastries, yogurts, sandwiches, snacks, and signature coffees. The property also features a casual restaurant and bar offering a tasting menu of small plate offerings, as well as Biltmore wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails. In addition, guests may enjoy the convenience of other dining options in the village – Bistro, Cedric’s Tavern, and the Creamery.

Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, sundry shop, WIFI, and complimentary shuttle service around the estate.

Room rates will vary by season and room type and are expected to average about $225 per night.

The last major development on the Biltmore Estate was completed in 2010, when the estate opened Antler Village and remodeled its winery. The Inn on Biltmore is the Estate’s upscale, four-diamond hotel on its property, opened in 2001. (Biltmore history here.)

Last September, I reported the hot talk of the time – that Biltmore Estate was planning to build a second hotel on its property. A spokeswoman at the time said the estate is constantly looking and assessing new opportunities, but that there had been no green light yet given to a hotel construction project.


Nate May 5, 2014 - 10:35 am

The Inn on Biltmore Estate is so upscale and swank (and pricey) that it’s just good business sense for them to provide an on-site hotel option that’s a little bit more accessible and somewhat less expensive. Personally, I’m just glad that they’re proposing to build things like this in areas of the property that are already developed, rather than reaching across the river into the other half of the Estate.

smiley May 4, 2014 - 4:59 pm

This is not a “survey” the way it is written.

Murphy May 5, 2014 - 8:09 am

“Please read the description below and then answer the questions with that description in mind.”

The questions (survey) have been omitted…

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