The Historical Fontainebleau Miami

Hotels — By conniemotz on October 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Historical Fontainebleau Miami

Built as the most opulent hotel on Miami Beach back in 1954, Fontainebleau Hotel attracted vacationers from across the country and around the world.

Now, almost sixty years later, Fontainebleau Miami is still in its prime.  She just recently received four top awards from Miami New Times:
•    Best Weekly Party – Dirty Hairy at LIV
•    Best Outdoor Party – La Cote
•    Best Chinese Restaurant – Hakkasan
•    Best Party of the Year – Lady Gaga at Fontainebleau

Today’s visitors to the hotel can expect elegant accommodations in either the two original buildings of 846 rooms and suites, or in the two new towers that feature all suites.  Deluxe and Deluxe Balcony Guestrooms feature a variety of views including ocean, downtown Miami, and Biscayne Bay.

All rooms come with standard amenities like luxurious robes, Egyptian cotton bedding, marble bathrooms, in room bar, and technological amenities like HD flat screen televisions, high speed wireless internet, IPOD docking station, and a 20” iMAC for your own personal use during your stay.

There is a daily resort fee (per room) of $12.95 that allows access to the hotel gymnasium, unlimited internet (when using the in room iMAC), daily newspaper, local telephone calls, and a beach chair for each guest.

Their Lapis Spa offers a full array of treatments to pamper, relax, and rejuvenate guests during their stay.  Many times the Spa also features specials like the current October Spa Steal offering 20% off any 50 or 80 minute spa service.  Besides the state of the art gym, visitors can enjoy a swim work out in the marble lap pool.

Around the stunning Fontainebleau pool area (which has been featured in numerous films including Goldfinger and The Bodyguard), visitors will find six pools in total surrounded by beautiful swaying palms, lounge chairs, and private VIP cabanas.  And if you’re lucky enough to enjoy one of the cabanas, you’ll be further pampered with butler service, television, telephone, and WIFI.

Fontainebleau offers your choice of three fine dining restaurants (Gotham Steak, Hakkasan, and Scarpetta) plus an additional four casual dining venues (La Cote, Fresh, Vida, and Solo).  As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, Fontainebleau Goes Pink by participating in Dining for a Cure: Gotham Steak, Hakkasan, and Scarpetta, are all offering a three course prix-fixe menu for only $39.  Advanced reservations are highly recommended for this very popular annual event.

Flickr.com Photo Credit: Fontainebleau Hotel – Miami Beach by David Berkowitz

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