The Royal Palm Hotel in Miami

This hotel was a large resort built by railroad magnate Henry Flagler in Miami. Opened in 1897, the Royal Palm Hotel was one of the first hotels in the Miami area. It sat on the north bank of the Miami River overlooking Biscayne Bay.  Five stories tall with a sixth-floor salon, the Royal Palm Hotel featured the city’s first electric lights, elevators and swimming pool. There […]

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