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The Resort That Defined Miami Beach Begins To Re-open After $1 Billion


Aug 13, 2008, 01:00 ET from Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    MIAMI, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- While the legendary Fontainebleau Miami
 Beach is "the" resort where James Bond and Goldfinger sat poolside for a
 heated game of gin rummy, where Frank and The Rat Pack played and where
 Elvis was really "in the building," it's much cooler that come October this
 iconic playground to the stars will be back and more alluring than ever.
 The much anticipated reopening of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach starts on
 Oct. 18 and guests can take advantage of a special "soft opening"
 introductory rate beginning at $239 per night. The official grand opening
 of the 22-acre resort will take place on Nov. 14 with the sizzling and much
 anticipated Victoria's Secret Fashion Show -- broadcast on CBS Television
 and via the Internet.
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     Famed for architect Morris Lapidus' emblematic curvilinear facade and
 whimsical interior elements (like the Staircase to Nowhere), virtually
 every aspect of the resort will woo today's guests. Fronting the Atlantic
 Ocean, the new 1504-room resort's most distinguishing features will include
 two new towers; 11 restaurants and lounges, most notably Gotham Steak(R),
 Scarpetta(TM) and Hakkasan(R); three dynamic nightlife venues; a
 40,000-square-foot spa with mineral-rich water therapies and co-ed swimming
 pools; and a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape featuring "walls of water"
 intermingled with a free-form, Lapidus-influenced pool and a sexy enclave
 surrounded by cabanas and sun loungers.
     Through the 1950s and 1960s, Fontainebleau was the place to be and
 seemed to host the who's who in entertainment, including Bob Hope, Lucille
 Ball, Jackie Gleason, Judy Garland, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Marlene
 Dietrich, Debbie Reynolds and many others. Now, with its grand opening in
 fall 2008, Fontainebleau will reclaim its seat as a top U.S. destination,
 attracting today's more discerning global traveler with its high-end resort
 experience, fine dining and nightlife attractions, all providing a stage
 for visitors and guests alike.
     For information and reservations access or call
Media Liaison: Fontainebleau Media Inquiry Line: 212-445-8307 /

SOURCE Fontainebleau Miami Beach