Today,theCecil familyremains at the helm of the Biltmore Estate. William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil Jr ?who goes by Bill ?is president and CEO.
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Who owns the Biltmore Estate?
George Vanderbilt’s great grandson, Bill Cecil Jr, is current CEO of Biltmore Company. His father (and George Vanderbilt’s grandson William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil) was responsible for most of the dramatic growth of Biltmore.
How many rooms are in the Biltmore Estate?
Under Cecil leadership, the French-style chateau in Asheville grew into a popular North Carolina tourist attraction with a profitable winery. The Biltmore, with its 250 rooms, is recognized as America largest private house. Cecil died at his home on Tuesday. He was 89. Cecil was the younger son of Cornelia Vanderbilt and John F.A. Cecil.
Who was born at the Biltmore Estate?
Edith is a descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, the first governor of Dutch colonial New York. After honeymooning in Italy, Edith and George return to live at Biltmore. Cornelia Vanderbilt is born at Biltmore. George and Edith only child is born on the evening of August 22 in the Louis XV Room. It is a celebrity birth, even by modern standards.
What happens to the Biltmore Estate during the war?
During the war, the house stores priceless works from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. William Cecil returns to Biltmore. Leaving his banking career, William Cecil joins his brother in managing the estate, focusing on self-sufficiency and preserving the estate historic splendor.