Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Unique Fun Facts


Continued from the article Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Fontainebleau creates fresh patisserie daily and employs its own Pastry Chef, Chocolate Artist and Bread Artisan.

Certain pastries are adorned with edible gold and silver.

The resort has its own yeast culture used to make fresh breads such as sourdough. The culture was created by the Bread Artisan and will live for the life of the resort.

As part of the food and beverage program at Fontainebleau, the resort has a Water World consisting of eight 200-galon aquariums where all live seafood lives.

Each tank is temperature controlled to the exact temperature the particular seafood is accustomed to living in, providing for the freshest possible seafood selection.

The Water World is maintained by marine biologists.

The aquariums house king crabs, oysters, fish and various other types of seafood.

Fontainebleau has the largest butchery in Florida. The resort does all of its own charcuterie.

The resort has a “cocktail universe” specially developed by Fontainebleau’s Master Mixologist Michael MacDonnell.

Every dining outlet has its own signature drink.

Beverage ingredients are natural and hand made. There are no pre-bottled mixers (i.e: Rose’s Lime Juice, Margarita Mix, Bloody Mary mix, etc.).

ScentAir developed a scent specifically for Fontainebleau. The signature scent is “Green Bamboo,” which is a fresh, earthy and clean smell that evokes calming, soothing, and euphoric emotions. This scent is featured throughout the public spaces of the resort, with the exception of restaurants and spa.

Lapis Spa is the only place where clients can get Tracie Martyn face and body services outside of her Manhattan salon.

Tracie Martyn is famous for her resculpting facials – in layman’s terms, these are mini facelifts without invasiveness or down time. She is well known for her “Red Carpet Facials” and her client roster in NYC includes Madonna, Kate Winslet, Oprah Winfrey, Diane Lane, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, and the list goes on and on.

We are the only satellite location aside from her ONE NYC location that offers her treatment. Tracie flies down to take care of her clients regularly- her wait list in NYC is weeks.

Ida & Harry carries many brands found nowhere else in Miami, including Renee Lewis who is exclusive to Barney’s. Ida & Harry is the only account in Florida for this brand. (It also provided all the Haute-Couture to dress our Model for the Fontainebleau Social Photo Editorial.)

Fontainebleau has specially designed pool chairs with magazine racks, IPod / cell phone holders and drink holders incorporated into the design. These were designed by COO Howard Karawan.

Every guest room at the resort has an iMac in it where guests can surf the internet, make spa appointments, order room service and more. (Making the hotel eco-friendly and paper Free!)

Fontainebleau has amassed a coveted art collection displayed throughout the resort featuring renowned artists James Turrell, Ai Weiwei, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, Darryl Pottorf, Larry Bell, Aineo Mizuno, Doug Aitken, Peter Alexander, Tim Bavington, Tony Delap, Karl Benjamin, Rosalyn Drexler, Todd Eberle, and Jason Martin.

More than 2,000 people are employed at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

The Staircase to Nowhere was used and continues to be used for the guest to make an unforgettable entrance; the staircase literally leads to nowhere.

Each chandelier in the hotel lobby is worth $1 million. There are three of them.

LIV night club has light rimmed cabanas that seem to be floating when the main lights are turned off. The VIP room is all gold.

The bow tie theme, Lapidus’ emblematic symbol, is not only found on the tile lobby floor but also in the pool.

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