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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080813/NYW027-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080813/NYW027-b ) 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 www.Fontainebleau.com or call 1-800-548-8886.
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