Hotel at a Glance: Fontainebleau
Located on 20 oceanfront acres, the Fontainebleau has been a luxury institution since 1954. It was designed by architect Morris Lapidus, whose neo-baroque, modern buildings came to characterize Miami Beach in the mid-20th century. Of the 1,504 guest rooms, the Luxury Suites International portion comprises the junior condo-hotel suites found in the Sorrento and Tresor Towers. In each of these units, marble bathrooms feature enclosed glass showers and furnished balconies provide panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding sites. From their king-size beds, guests can debate which of the resort's 12 restaurants, lounges, and bars to visit, including those established by James Beard Award– and Michelin Star–winning chefs.
- In-room entertainment: Each suite comes equipped with a flat-screen television, advanced sound system, and 20-inch iMac computer
- Take it easy at the onsite, 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa, where sensory massages, detoxifying body treatments, and seven facials await
- Signature dishes: Sample fennel-dusted black cod at Scarpetta or a pan-fried foie gras Shanghai dumplings during dim sum at Hakkasan, both of which have received AAA Four Diamond awards
- Lay out at a rented pool cabana, each of which come with personalized service
- Onsite nightlife: The Fontainebleau's club scene includes the 18,000-square-foot LIV, which is frequented by celebrities.
The units offered for rental through Luxury Suites International are hotel-condominium units owned by individuals. The rental of these units is not handled by Fontainebleau, which is the company that manages the shared access and amenity areas of Fontainebleau property. Fontainebleau is not responsible for the availability of the units for check in and does not provide maintenance or other services for the units but is responsible for housekeeping. All inquiries regarding this rental must be directed to 702-310-3737, 1-877-574-4685 or email@example.com.
Miami Beach, Florida: White-Sand Beaches, Glamorous Nightlife, and Cuban Cuisine
Miami Beach is a small barrier island situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, a shallow lagoon that separates the beaches from downtown Miami. People from all over the world come here to enjoy the white-sand beaches, shop the high-end boutiques, and party at the legendary see-and-be-seen nightclubs the city is known for. The red-hot center of this sexy, international social scene is South Beach, a 20-block stretch filled with upscale lounges, rooftop bars, and ultrahip hangouts behind velvet ropes. Lummus Park beach is packed by mid-morning, and the clubs on Ocean Drive and Washington Avenue—many of which stay open until 5 a.m.—vie for the limelight with VIP service, celebrity DJs, and dressed-to-the-nines crowds.
Beyond the fast-paced luxury of South Beach lies Miami Beach’s softer side. A leisurely stroll through the Art Deco District reveals hundreds of beautiful, candy-colored buildings, including Versace Mansion—a 1930 manor modeled after a palace in the Dominican Republic that belonged to Christopher Columbus’s family. The centerpiece of the city’s arts scene, the Bass Museum of Art displays works from Peter Paul Rubens and Sandro Botticelli, and modern-design objects and propaganda arts fill three stories at the Wolfsonian-FIU museum. There’s also a handful of vibrant ethnic enclaves to explore here, and Little Havana is among the most notable. The neighborhood is lined with family-owned restaurants and Caribbean-style marketplaces, making it a great place to discover some of the country’s most delicious Cuban food, from sugary guarapo juice to pastelitos, or Cuban pastries.