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ing short of heroic. Great photo- graphs of the Biltmore’s gilded but short-lived beginning filled the hall- ways of the hotel’s guest rooms. e beautiful ceilings and murals were meticulously restored. In 2016, the Biltmore, in collabo- ration with Dragonfly Expeditions, Florida’s oldest and most presti- gious tour opera- tor, inaugurated the Biltmore Cu- rators Program at- tracting world art Judy Holm doyenne, Judy Holm. Ms. Holm has produced more than 60 art installations and 600 cul- tural events over the past 20 years throughout the U.S. and Europe, in- cluding the Art+ Auction Magazine’s “Power 100,” as well as official collat- eral events of the Venice Biennale since 2011. She is President and CEO of the Global Fine Art Awards, an annual program which recognizes the best cu- rated exhibitions annually based on excellence and innovation in exhibi- tion design, historical context, educa- tional value and public appeal. e Biltmore Curators Program caused the Biltmore Hotel to be rec- ognized by the Robb Report as the 8th best hotel to stay at for Art Basel. Citing its new focus on art, Forbes called the Biltmore one of the Top Ten Historic Hotels in America and Miami.com called it one of the Ten Best Hotels for Art Lovers & Scen- esters during Art Basel Miami Beach. e Biltmore Curators Program of- fers special access to all of the fairs dur- ing Art Week Miami and guests have the opportunity to experience an es- corted insider’s view of art and private collections. ese exclusive packages offer a truly one-of-a-kind VIP experi- ence combining personally guided tours and exclusive VIP access to the best ex- hibits and parties, of course under the