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Dr. Vilma Biaggi — Proud Owner
Dr. Vilma Biaggi, born in Entre Rios, Argentina in 1942, has been a resident of Miami Beach since 1983, when it was called Miami Beach . . . and not South Beach. She is a highly esteemed radiologist with a very active practice (Diagnostic Radiology in Aventura). As a breast cancer survivor herself, she has made it her mission to help women remain healthy and whole. And in an attempt to find balance, an important aspect of wellness, Dr. Biaggi ventured into the rebuilding of this historic treasure.
When Dr. Biaggi acquired the Cadet in 1986, the property was boarded up and abandoned. Those were the years when Miami Beach had lost its luster and architectural treasures, like this one, were going by the wayside. A lover of history and antiques, she was fascinated by the property.
Dr. Biaggi could not resist doing for the hotel what she does for her patients, that is, to help them become healthy and whole again. And so, after countless months and years of dedication to major renovations, with a cost of over a million dollars as well as traveling the world to handpick European treasures, she celebrates her 72nd birthday as the Cadet Hotel celebrates now its 73rd birthday.
Giulia Loiacono — Hotel Manager
Patrick Gruest — Food & Wine Consultant