Experience the modern luxury of this glamorous Miami Beach resort that has hosted some of the world's top names.
Known for its vibrant appreciation for contemporary art, music, fashion, and technology, this hotel of striking design offers suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous views of the sparkling coastline beyond. Rest up at the spa or take in top notch dining.
The Lowdown Venue Setting
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels in the world. Designed by celebrated architect Morris Lapidus, the plush hotel first opened its doors in 1954. Among numerous works designed throughout the career of Lapidus, which include several retail stores, residential buildings and more than 15 hotels, Lapidus regarded Fontainebleau as the highlight of his career stating, “I don’t think I ever surpassed this creation.”
Situated on 20 oceanfront acres in the heart of Miami Beach, Fontainebleau is one of several examples of Miami Modern architecture in the region, famed for its curved angles and flamboyant design. Pronounced “fountain blue”, the hotel underwent a two-year $1 billion reinvention, reopening in 2008 to much fanfare, including the nationally televised Victoria Secret Fashion Show on CBS. In addition to developing a new contemporary identity for the hotel, designers strived to also retain many of the original design elements, including the “Staircase to Nowhere,” also known as the “floating staircase.”
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Capacity Seated 1900 Buffet 1900 Standing 2128 Celebrations Hosted Here Since 1954 Venue Spaces Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available Catering Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue Alcohol Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee Smoking Designated Smoking Areas Only Accommodations The hotel’s 1,504 guest rooms include 846 rooms and suites in the two original Fontainebleau buildings. The 37-story Trésor and 18-story Sorrento, two new luxury all-suite towers located at the south end of the oceanfront property, comprise more than 658 junior, one-and-two bedroom suites. Beautifully furnished, the guest rooms feature Apple® technology, a personal iMac in every guest room assists guests in customizing their vacation, inspiring them to share memories, encouraging personal expression and creating immediate actionable guest feedback. As a result, Fontainebleau has unlocked the potential to cut back on more than half a million newspapers each year, totaling more than one million pounds of saved newspapers alone. Ranging from 500 to 1,500-square-feet, the luxury all-suite towers feature kitchenettes with mini-refrigerators, sinks and microwaves; marble bathrooms with granite counters, oversized Jacuzzi tubs and spacious walk-in showers; 32” flat panel televisions and iHome clock radios/iPod docking stations. Spacious balconies offer views of the Atlantic Ocean, South Beach, Biscayne Bay or Downtown Miami. Amenities A/V Equipment Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Valet Parking Wifi Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Venue Features The Scene: A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and history into a vibrant guest experience. A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guestrooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; the world-renowned LIV Nightclub, 12 restaurants and lounges including two restaurants from Chef Michael Mina – StripSteak and Michael Mina 74; two AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes. Design: The most significant building of Morris Lapidus’ career, Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s emblematic curvilinear design came to define 1950s Miami Beach. The building’s modern façade created a jawdropping focal point along Collins Avenue. Inside, floating ceilings, crystal chandeliers and plentiful sweeping curves imparted an ultramodern atmosphere. “Before Lapidus, everything was boxy; his bends and zig-zags were revolutionary,” recalls a former employee. In fact, the resort’s design was so distinctive that, for decades, Fontainebleau didn’t even have a sign in the front. Although the resort was embraced by the traveling public, who appreciated not only its striking exterior but also the more practical aspects of its design (it’s curving walls, for example, caught the ocean breeze in an era before air conditioning), critics were outraged, calling it garish and flamboyant. The New York Times went so far as to call Lapidus’ work “inspired super schlock.” Today, however, Fontainebleau Miami Beach has become an enduring architectural landmark and Lapidus is widely regarded as a visionary. His work was showcased in “Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid-Century Miami”; at the Bass Museum and a line of home accessories designed by Lapidus has been launched. Books published by the once-critical American Institute of Architects now embrace his works.
The $1 billion rebirth of Fontainebleau has magnificently restored Lapidus’ signature details, such as bow-tie design motifs, circular ceilings and columns, while introducing new 21st century glamour, such as a personal iMac® computers in every guest room allowing assisting guests to customize their vacation experience. In uncovering the architect’s original vision, Fontainebleau assembled a team of internationally acclaimed designers, architects and artists to work on everything from the famous lobby and picturesque poolscape to three original restaurants, whose interiors were shaped by such contemporary design firms as Jeffrey Beers International, Gilles & Boissier and David Collins. Standout Venue Features: From executive board meetings to large conventions, Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s combined 107,000 square feet of meeting and event space is ideal for any type of group gathering. Highlights include:
- 107,000 square feet of indoor meeting space
- 42,000 square feet of pre-function space
- 51,000 square feet of outdoor function space, including a 21,000-square-foot Ocean Lawn
- BleauLive Stage on Ocean Lawn that can accommodate up to 500 guests or more
- Three ballrooms totaling 62,000 square feet that can accommodate more than 2,000 people in theater seating § Two permanent board rooms.
The hotel’s oceanfront poolscape features a freeform main pool shaped as a modern, abstract replica of Lapidus’ signature bow-tie design. A secluded oasis pool, multiple smaller dipping pools, 30 luxury cabanas and an interactive children’s waterscape are among the poolscape’s other distinguishing features. Guests can also relax by an exclusive adult pool with a sexy enclave surrounded by cabanas and sun loungers. This renowned oceanside focal point remains as glamorous as when James Bond and Goldfinger sat by the pool for a heated game of gin rummy.
Private cabanas with personalized service surround the hotel’s ten pools. Each cabana is equipped with a 32-inch, flat-screen television, wireless internet, butler service, mini refrigerator, phone with data connection and a digital safe able to store a laptop or other valuables. Cabanas are furnished with a sectional lounge, chair and table, as well as privacy curtains, contemporary artwork and ceiling fans. A highlight of the poolscape is the Island Cabana located at the center of the round pool, which serves as a natural gathering place during the day and an extension of La Côte’s festive atmosphere. Overlooking the Arkadia pool, VIP cabanas cater to guests who desire the ultimate in comfort, privacy and luxury. Set apart on their own wood deck, VIP cabanas offer a perfect retreat for up to six people.
The two-level Lapis spa harnesses the natural qualities of water to create a shared experience that is both restorative and renewing. Mineral-rich water in many forms – including mist, rain and steam – are used throughout the 40,000-square-foot spa that features 30 private treatment rooms as well as a co-ed jetted pool and lounge area. The Gym features a strength-training area; cardiovascular training section; three TRAZER2s, interactive fitness machines for cardio and resistance training. The exercise studio offers a variety of classes, personal training and other services and amenities. Among the Spa’s most distinctive design features:
- A 75-foot heated co-ed pool
- A 35-foot rain corridor
- Two couple’s oceanfront massage suites with experiential shower and soaking tub for two
- Two spa suites with Vichy shower, luxurious tub, private shower and relaxation/dining area
- Unique healing water features such as colored mists, a curtain of water and a stream containing pebbles, ice cubes and salts that circulates through all wet areas.
- Restorative, mineral enriched Water Journeys designed to complement and enhance the benefits of spa services and therapies.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is the hub of trendsetting, highenergy nightlife. LIV nightclub, the city’s quintessential nightclub and a favorite of celebrities and those in the know, offers an eclectic mix of entertainment in a sleek, stylish environment. Additional bars and lounges include dazzling Bleau Bar in the hotel lobby and Glow, a casual yet sophisticated pool bar with intimate ambiance of a private pool club. Awards & Notables
The hotel has received many accolades in it's time. It was added to the American Institute of Architects list of ‘America’s Favorite Architecture’ in 2007, was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2008, and in 2012 was named “Best Building in Florida” by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
In addition to having been featured in a number of motion pictures such as The Bellboy, Goldfinger, The Bodyguard and Scarface, the hotel has also welcomed a throng of famous guests including Barack Obama, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and many others.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes: Each unique and stylish, the 12 restaurants and lounges of Fontainebleau Miami Beach are under the direction of Vice President of Culinary, Thomas Connell who previously worked with the Ritz-Carlton brand for 19 years, opening properties in Bali, Shanghai, Tenerife, Palm Beach, Hong Kong and Singapore. Scarpetta – Celebrity Chef Scott Conant opened Scarpetta’s first outpost of the New York City original at Fontainebleau. Overlooking the resort’s poolscape, the restaurant features ocean and poolside views, a wraparound veranda as well as casual dining areas and a cocktail lounge. A light, airy and sophisticated interior displays a refined nautical palette, with elements that reference mid-century Italian design. Floor to ceiling columns, reminiscent of coral or weather-worn driftwood, line the windows adding an organic, sculptural element. The restaurant’s bold architectural elements highlight Conant’s seasonally inspired Italian fare comprised of farm-fresh ingredients and clean, earthy flavors that pay homage to his heritage and time spent in Italy. Known for coaxing the most sublime flavors out of the simplest ingredients, Conant has created a satisfying and soulful meal that encourages guests to pick up a piece of bread and clear their plates. Hakkasan – Hakkasan at Fontainebleau, conceptualized by Alan Yau of London’s Michelin-rated Hakkasan, provides diners a diverse menu of modern Chinese cuisine with a wide array of wines, sake and cocktails. The restaurant is also open on Saturdays and Sundays for traditional Dim Sum lunch. The sleek and contemporary restaurant is located atop the spa building. Michael Mina 74 – Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach is the first concept of its kind by Chef Mina. Created uniquely for the hotel, Michael Mina 74 delivers a high-energy and social destination that featured a sophisticated, small platesdriven menu that is playful and inventive. Open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant also offers a lively, latenight menu and atmosphere, featuring live DJ entertainment starting at 11 p.m. StripSteak by Michael Mina – Critically acclaimed Chef Michael Mina brings a dynamic dining and bar scene with the second outpost of his award winning Las Vegas restaurant, Stripsteak. The restaurant offers hotel guests and locals alike an adventurous steakhouse dining experience including a la carte cuts of steak as well as signature specials that go far beyond traditional steakhouse fare. Executed by Chef de Cuisine Derrick Roberts, the vast menu showcases signature specials that go far beyond traditional steakhouse fare, a bounty of meats and fish prepared on the wood-burning grill and an expansive raw bar. The two-story indoor-outdoor venue evokes a rich, stylish tone with design details and several convivial cocktail bars along with a beautifully appointed, bamboo-enclosed poolside patio. La Côte – A St. Tropez-inspired eatery overlooking the beach and poolscape, the Oceanfront Grill bar serves cocktails, frozen drinks and tapas-style snacks. Inside guests will find the simple, flavorful cuisine of the South of France. Chez Bon Bon – Paying homage to its rich history, Fontainebleau Miami Beach has reinvented the hotel’s original coffee and patisserie shop, Chez Bon Bon. Offering a complete sensory experience, including live-action stations where guests can watch, smell and taste confectionary magic, purchase graband-go savory selections, patisseries and custom-order cakes. With the opportunity to experience the glamour of the golden era through pastry and a casual, chic ambiance, guests can enjoy an indulgent menu of assorted sweet and savory dishes. The shop offers gourmet chocolates, delectable specialty cakes, pastries, gelatos, cupcakes, light bites and quick lunch items among the alluring blends provided by Los Angeles coffee house, Lamill. Visitors can immerse themselves into the iconic hotel’s unique flavor through “Black Velvet,” the signature house coffee roast. All of Chez Bon Bon’s offerings are blended, designed and crafted in the chocolate shop of the hotel’s impressive heart-of house food and beverage operations. Additional venues include Vida, an American brasserie serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; Blade Sushi, which serves classic and creative specialty rolls, as well as tartares, hamachi and carpaccios; two pool bars; Bleau Bar in the lobby and Fresh, an eatery with quick-serve staples, as well as in-room private dining. THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!