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The Mystery Room at the Biltmore Re-Opens: Get Ready for a Gimmick

You walk up to the front desk in The Biltmore's lobby and say something cryptic like "I'm looking for John Galt" or "I have the missing eye to the blind tiger." The concierge tells you to take the elevator to the second floor, take a left, then a right and then a left down a secret corridor. You can hear the buzz from 20 to 30 imbibers on the other side of an unassuming door and once you're in, you're whisked away to an under-the-radar time in The Biltmore's past. You've stumbled upon, but more likely have sought after, The Mystery Room -- a new speakeasy concept open limited hours with limited offerings and plenty of history to go around.