Special spirit: Relive Miami’s golden age at the Fontainebleau in South Beach
Few hotels are as synonymous with the spirit of Miami as the Fontainebleau. The cherished mid-century landmark, whose curvilinear structure harks back to the nostalgic glamour of the 1950s, has remained largely unchanged, save for the $1 billion renovation now home to world class restaurants, luxurious two-story spa, quartet of bars and clubs (including the famous LIV club) and the 11 different pool experiences that now dwell within it.
Boasting 20 acres of pristine beachfront at its disposal, the Fontainebleau has the best that Miami Beach has to offer on its doorstep. Away from the beach, guests can languish in the expanse of the hotel’s iconic bowtie pool, or get a head start on the night’s activities at the Arkadia Day Club, where delicious bites from Michael Mina’s Pizza & Burger restaurant can be enjoyed alongside drinks and beats from private cabanas or chaise lounges.
Miami’s many tourists might visit mainly for the nightlife, but at the Fontainebleau fun and food go hand in hand. The hotel’s culinary offerings include the modern Cantonese eatery Hakkasan, known for its exquisite Chinese fare and dim sum, the rustic yet elevated Italian hotspot Scarpetta, and the classically American steakhouse, StripSteak by Michael Mina, which pays tribute to the hotel’s historic roots. Once guests are adequately satiated, then the real games can properly begin.
Photo courtesy of Fontainebleau
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