Fontainebleau is one of the most famous hotels in Miami Beach from both historical and architectural point of view. Built in 1954 upon the project of Morris Lapidus, this architectural complex is considered to be one of the best luxury Miami hotels, and perhaps the most striking of the architect’s creations.
In 2006 Fontainebleau was partially closed for reconstruction at the cost of $ 1 billion. The builders tried to keep the original buildings created by Lapidus. The talented architect has designed 1200 throughout his whole life, 250 of which are hotels all over the world. You will find many his works in Miami Beach, for example, Eden Roc Hotel (now Renaissance Beach Resort and SPA), located near to Fontainebleau.
Hotel Fontainebleau is always included to lists of must-visit places in Miami. Here stop many of those who are attracted by Florida’s luxurious beaches, bright nightlife, and the opportunity to try their luck in casinos, enjoy a variety of musical events or witness some of the finest examples of architecture in Art Deco style. In any case, the unique hotel designed by Lapidus, will not leave you cold.
Fontainebleau is located on Collins Avenue, the street that runs just a few yards from the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful ‘bounty’ beaches, in one of the most prestigious areas of Miami, North Miami Beach. The hotel consists of several tower-buildings, which holds a half thousand rooms. Here you will also find eleven restaurants and lounge bars, a huge SPA area with satellite pools, comfortable sun beds and beach huts. Hotel provides the following list of amenities:
- free newspapers in the entrance hall,
- fitness centre,
- laundry room service,
- breakfasts, lunches, dinners,
- cafes, nightclubs,
- centralized paid parking,
- car rental and limousine service,
- banquet facilities,
- ballroom for celebrations,
- business centre (rooms for meetings with audio-video equipment)
- computer rental
- Apple iMac in each room,
- broadband Internet covering the whole territory of the hotel,
- multilingual staff.
In 2008 the hotel was opened after the renovation again. Nevertheless, as some hotel guests write in their reviews, in some places one still can find scaffolds and cement bags. However, large balconies and the sound of the ocean compensate it all.