South Beach anticipates the re-opening of the landmark Fontainebleau Resort in 2008. Currently undergoing a $500 million expansion, Fontainebleau Resort will emerge as a preeminent destination in South Beach. The oceanfront Fontainebleau Resort rises from Collins Drive, within two miles of popular South Beach nightclubs and restaurants. Also two miles away, unique boutiques, eateries and galleries line Lincoln Road. Five miles from Fontainebleau Resort, the exclusive Bal Harbour Shops showcase Gucci, Prada, Versace and over 100 other designer stores.
The renovation and expansion will restore original architect Morris Lapidus' vision for the property. Upon completion, thick, gorgeous columns will rise from sleek marble floors and a grand staircase will ascend from the lobby. The remodeled Fontainebleau Resort will feature a staggering 107,000 square feet of meeting space, 50,000 square feet of outdoor function space, three ballrooms and 58 meeting rooms. The property will also boast a 40,000 square foot spa with an overflowing menu of treatments.
Eleven eateries at Fontainebleau Resort will satisfy every pallet. The resort will offer an ocean view Italian restaurant, a contemporary Chinese Restaurant, located atop the spa, and a two-story steakhouse, overlooking the sparkling pool and lush gardens. In addition, the resort will feature a sushi bar, a poolside bar and grill, two satellite pool bars, a lobby bar, and a deli-style eatery. Presenting hip style and live entertainment, Fontainebleau Resort will assuredly become a popular nightspot for South Beach’s modish set.
The hotel complex spreads leisurely across 20 acres of oceanfront property and includes a wide sandy beach where total relaxation is the order of the day. Water sports are available for rent on the beach, including parasailing, surfing and motorboating. Overlooking the Atlantic, a sophisticated poolscape will feature poolside cocktails and numerous pampering amenities. A designated area will offer exciting activities and interactive opportunities for children.
Approximately 804 completely renovated guestrooms, including several luxury suites, will be outfitted with contemporary furnishings and a host of lush amenities. Many guestrooms will showcase fabulous ocean views. During renovations at Fontainebleau Resort, guests will receive complimentary upgrades to suites in the new, state-of-the-art Fontainebleau Tower, next door to Fontainebleau Resort.