Restored Biltmore Hotel to be Centerpiece for JMC Communities’ ‘Belleview Place’
“No other new-home community in Florida boasts such a fascinating history — or location on a bluff overlooking calm waters and a beautifully landscaped golf course. We’re developing Belleview Place with great respect to both history and location, as well as to the needs of today’s homebuyers.” – J. Michael Cheezem CEO, JMC Communities
Located in prestigious and historic Belleair, Florida, ‘Belleview Place of Belleair’ by JMC Communities will feature 28 carriage homes and 104 mid-rise condominiums, as well as a wide array of unique amenities such as the ‘Belleview Inn’ – an on-site boutique hotel re-imagined from Belleair’s original Belleview Biltmore Hotel.
BSB Design has had the privilege of working with JMC Communities on the hotel restoration and designing new product for Belleview Place, as well as other successful Tampa Bay-area projects that have required a special sensitivity and appreciation for the local history and established sense of place.
Minutes away from Clearwater and everything Tampa Bay has to offer, the maintenance-free, resort lifestyle appeals to people who desire more time to enjoy family and friends. Belleview Place’s sales center opened in June and by the end of August had already sold more than 50 percent of the first phase mid-rise building, the Allamanda.
A re-imagined ‘Belleview Inn’ will be the centerpiece of the community
Preparation is underway on the 38,000-square-foot section preserved from the iconic Belleview Biltmore Hotel scheduled to be moved to the front of the property in December.
Scheduled to open in 2018, after relocation and restoration, the re-imagined ‘Belleview Inn’ with 35 guest rooms will be the centerpiece of the Belleview Place community.
The three-plus story section of the original Belleview Biltmore Hotel including the lobby, Tiffany stained glass, heart pine planks, fireplace and grand staircase will all be preserved.
The new ‘Belleview Inn’ will have 35 guest rooms plus fitness and meeting rooms, but will sport the original distinctive green and white exterior.
The boutique hotel will also feature a pool, ice cream parlor, history room, social events venue and ‘grand lawn’ for outdoor events. It will sit at the end of a new boulevard landscaped with palms and flowering bushes.
“The historic significance of the original hotel is preserved in the Belleview Inn but also in the architectural details and color scheme of our surrounding residences. We’re thrilled with the positive response we have received from the community.” – J. Michael Cheezem CEO, JMC Communities
Built in 1897 by railroad magnate Henry Plant, this iconic hotel was often billed as the largest occupied wooden structure in the world. Its guest list includes Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Bob Dylan, Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama.
‘Belleview Place of Belleair’ in the news:
- Belleview Place on the rise: Update on historic hotel site
- Belleview Place Sells 50 Percent of First Phase of its New Construction Mid-Rise Condominium Residences, Starts Waiting List
- Old Belleview Biltmore section to become new Inn
- Construction begins on former Belleview Biltmore property
- Video: Last look inside the crumbling Belleview Biltmore