The Fontainebleau announced plans to reopen its doors Friday November 14th in a lavish opening ceremony. The Miami Beach condo-resort’s long awaited reopening has created a media frenzy and reenergized the condo market.
Renowned both locally and nationally for being a Miami Beach real estate landmark, The Fontainebleau set the standard for South Florida condo luxury for many years. Built in 1954 this luxury Miami Beach condo-resort has played host to a long list of celebrities and other high-profile figures. The Fontainebleau also made appearances on the big screen in movies like the James Bond film “Goldfinger”, the Jerry Lewis film “The Bellboy” and the Al Pacino film “Scarface”.
The luxury resort-condo underwent three years of renovation costing over $500 million dollars to bring it up to modern day ultra-luxury standards. Their features now include a total of 1,504 luxury suites, eleven restaurants, two nightclubs, 40,000 square-foot spa and free-form pool. Each individual luxury unit features flat screen panel televisions, marble bathrooms, granite countertops, oversized jetted tubs, walk-in closets and an iMac. Their spacious balconies offer views of the Atlantic Ocean, South Beach, Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami.
The opening ceremony itself cost a total of $5 million dollars and will be an entire weekend of events. Things kick-off Friday with a V.I.P. ribbon cutting ceremony. Activities heat-up Saturday with a Victoria Secret’s fashion show and the famous Miami Beach condo-resort officially opens to the public on Sunday.
Though The Fontainebleau opens up at a time when the South Florida economy is on a downward trend, it’s symbolic of the style and pizzazz that continues to draw people form around the world to beautiful Miami Beach. The Fontainebleau has been in Miami Beach through its real estate and tourism ups and downs which is a testament to the endurance of Miami Beach’s real estate demand.