MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach just made it easier for families to keep warm yet stay connected with folks back home this holiday season. Everyday from December 18, 2010 – January 2, 2011, the resort will have a complimentary Skype station set up from 9:00a.m. – 9:00p.m., where guests and visitors of the hotel can make free video calls - and share their vacation memories with loved ones anywhere in the world during this special time of year.
Skype will be available both poolside and in the historic, vibrant Chateau Lobby, where legends such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis would once-upon-a-time sachet across the resort's signature bowtie floor. Each Skype session is available at no cost to guests and visitors alike. All sessions will be limited in time based upon demand and availability.
Guests and visitors of Fontainebleau Miami Beach will be able to wave and say hello to family and friends on Skype for free using the kiosk. The station will offer the newest version of Skype in beta, so hotel users can make group video calls with up to ten friends and family members at once. For those who want to simply catch up with far-flung friends by the pool, they can make cost-effective voice calls to non-Skype users with a subscription.
Interviews with Fontainebleau Miami Beach are available via Skype. High resolution images and b-roll are also available upon request.
About Fontainebleau Miami Beach
A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than 50-years set on 22 oceanfront acres, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 new guestrooms and suites outfitted with iMacs®; 11 restaurants and lounges, most notably Gotham Steak®, Scarpetta™ and Hakkasan®; two dynamic nightlife venues; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and co-ed swimming pools; and a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape.
For general information or accommodations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit www.fontainebleau.com or call 1-866-940-4512.
Skype is a communications software whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. At low cost, they can also call landlines or mobiles virtually anywhere in the world. Skype has recently introduced group video, allowing groups of more than two people to do things together whenever they're apart.
Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg. Skype can be downloaded onto computers, mobile phones and other connected devices for free at www.skype.com.