Built in 1954 by modernist god Morris Lapidus, whose dictum was "less is a bore," the Fontainebleau’s undulating curves and flashy style stood apart from the crowd. Back in the day, it was the pinnacle of excess: the lobby was a sea of chandeliers; a "staircase to nowhere" was built solely so that women could deposit their coats in the cloakroom at the top and make a grand entrance back down to the lobby; and air-conditioning was cranked up to protect all the mink coats. The Rat Pack, Elvis and Marilyn were regulars. After its fortunes began to fade, a consortium of architects joined forces to recapture its former glory, and gave the most famous hotel in Miami Beach a billion-dollar facelift. Reflecting the Las Vegas-ification of Miami, the "new" resort boasts 1,500 rooms; the first U.S. branch of Hakkasan, London’s glam Chinese restaurant; the Scott Conant-helmed Scarpetta; two concepts from famed chef Michael Mina, StripSteak and Pizza and Burger; and celeb-fave, nightlife spot, LIV.
|Venue name:||Fontainebleau Miami Beach||Contact:|
4441 Collins Ave
|Cross street:||at 44th St|
|Transport:||Bus G, H, L, S|