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The 114-year-old Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa in Belleair, Florida, is on its last legs.
Of the hotels in New York that are over 100 years old, 32 of them have defied the passage of time and are still in operation. For 18 of them, it was the fortuitous creation of the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission in 1965 that save them. The landmarks law was enacted in response to the demolition of the iconic Pennsylvania Station in 1963.
Unfortunately, Belleair and Pinellas County have far fewer protections for historical properties. The residents should join together and protest, because a restored Biltmore could attract world travelers seeking a resort with history like the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, or the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.
Here's a listing of the Biltmore's famous guests: President Barack Obama, when he was a US Senator; Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, George W. Bush; the Duke of Windsor; British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Tony Bennett; Jerry Lee Lewis; Robin Leach; Cesar Romero; Billy Joel; Joan Baez; the Temptations; Gene Autry; Peter Marshall; Dr. Norman Vincent Peale; Joe Di Maggio; Dionne Warwick; Fred McMurray; Christie Brinkley; the Lennon Sisters; George Foreman; Norman Rockefeller; Jane Pauley; Gary Trudeau; Bob Dylan; Caroline Kennedy; Babe Ruth; Mickey Mantle; Dizzy Dean; and practically all the golf greats from 1900 through 1940.Source: hotel-online.com