• Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Michael Mina's Stripsteak to Open at Fontainebleau in November

    Celebrity chef Michael Mina is "doubling down" on his Fontainebleau presence when Stripsteak, his second venue at the Miami Beach resort opens sometime in November. The new restaurant, described as "an innovative and contemporary steakhouse concept", replaces Gotham Steak as the major carnivorous d ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Fontainebleau, Eden Roc Workers Fuming After City Cancels Parking Permits

    Being a hotel worker is hard -- low pay, long hours, ungrateful clientele. But for hundreds of workers at the Fontainebleau and theEden Roc in Miami Beach, life just got that much harder: Because of a change in city parking policy, employees are no longer able to use a nearby parking facility and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    King Crab City: Inside the Fontainebleau's "Water World"

    The Fontainebleau has crabs, and it's exactly the type you're thinking -- king crab. These bad boys are the rulers of all crustaceans and an extreme delicacy not just in the states, but around the world. They make their way from the Nordic and Berin Seas down to South Florida and currently reside in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Yandel at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    One day, you're part of the most successful pair of Extraterrestres in reggaeton, taking home a collection of Billboard Latin Awards, selling 500,000 albums, and getting millions of hits on Youtube. The next day, you wake up, realize you're one hot papi, and think to yourself, "Why don't I make some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Pharrell and Afrojack's NYE 2014 Party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Last year was a sequel of sorts to Pharrell Williams' deluxe coffee table book Places and Spaces I've Been, in that the influential producer-crooner made cameos in a number of 2013's most significant pop cultural moments, as if he were a music industry version of Woody Allen's Zelig. His catalog h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Robin Thicke and Pharrell See "Blurred Lines" and Bikinis at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

    Robin Thicke and Pharrell As part of the BleauLive concert series Fontainebleau Miami Beach Sunday, September 1, 2013 Better Than: Any typical Sunday funday that includes a concert and cocktails. Is there anything better than a long weekend spent at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach? It hasn ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Scare Up Some Spooky Cocktails For Halloween

    Halloween is right around the corner and soon the streets and bars will be filled with zombies, sexy witches, and vampires -- all thirsting for a cocktail.You want to know what's even more frightening than having all these creatures of the night walking the streets of Miami?An empty glass....That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Today: United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival Kicks Off 17th Annual Edition

    It might not have the swag or bravado of its nationally-recognized cousin the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, but the 17th annual edition of the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival definitely has a lot to offer. Best of all, and unlike SBWFF, proceeds go to a charity that strengthens the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Chinese New Year Celebration Starts Sunday: Kung Hei Fat Choy at Hakkasan and the Mandarin

    The Hakkasan Dragon Dance performed by local Kung Fu experts at the Fontainebleau Hotel will start at 9 p.m. sharp at the Bleau Bar and make its way to the haute cuisine restaurant..

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Macarons are the New Cupcakes; Solo Has Them Starting Today

    Lee KleinMacarons at Vida brunch at Fontainebleau​Macarons are absolutely the new cupcakes.I know this because I was watching ABC News and they said that "macaroons are the new cupcakes." The next day Time magazine came in the mail and in it was an article entitled "Will Macarons be the new cupcak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Pay $399 to Spend Labor Day With Pitbull, Gettin' Drunk Off Voli Vodka at Fontainebleau

    Buy a night with Pit.​Ever fantasized about hiring Pitbull to be your friend for a weekend? Well, dreams come true! And all you gotta do is pay $399 per night. If your holiday weekend is still a giant gaping three-day block of nothing, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is offering three very special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Fontainebleau's Bowker Plates A Mean Banquet

    Fontainebleau Miami Beach​Chef de Cuisine Simon Bowker technically has the biggest job at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. He oversees the banquet program, which encompasses more than 220,000 square feet of event space (and you thought your two thousand square foot apartment was impressive). H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Vodka Ice Pops Coming to Fontainebleau, Make Yours Now

    Grey Goose The Grey Goose ice pop -- now brain freeze comes with a hangover.​Grey Goose is partnering with the Fontainebleau Hotel to offer vodka ice pops as a refreshing poolside treat. Available in three flavors (berry lemonade, pineapple and orange), they won't be shipped in from a manuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Fontainebleau's App: Download Quick and Win Free Hotel Stay

    via Fontainebleau Miami BeachThe home screen of the Fontainebleau app.​Yesterday, Fontainebleau Miami Beach announced the launch of an iPhone and Android app, as well as a mobile site for most smartphones. In addition, the hotel will run a Facebook sweepstakes for those who download the free app. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Three Men Charged in Brutal Gang Rape at Fontainebleau

    ​Three men in town for Spring Break and the festivities surrounding Miami Music Week were arrested after allegedly brutally gang raping a college student in their room at the Fontainebleau. The young woman met the men at a pool party at the Shelborne Hotel.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Max Vangeli Talks New Year's Eve With Tiësto, Sexy Beats, and Ultra vs. WMC

    ​At this point, San Franciso-based DJ-producer Max Vangeli is basically a made man. He's scored support sets for Swedish House Mafia. He's been signed to Mafia member Steve Angello's Size Records. And he's even the production partner of Stevie's brother, Antoine Josefsson, otherwise known as AN21 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Ooi Soon Lok is the New Chef at Hakkasan

    Chef Ooi Soon Lok​There's a little kitchen shuffling going on at the Fontainebleau. Chef Ooi Soon Lok, a Malaysian chef who most recently worked as executive Chinese chef at Capella Singapore Hotel, is the new executive chef at Hakkasan.The kitchen at Hakkasan was formerly in the hands of a corpor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Gotham Steak's Cote De Boeuf is a Pricey Five-Pound Meal

    If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami BeachGotham Steak's $250 cote de boeuf.​Were you born with a platinum spoon in your mouth and an American Express Centurion card in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Miami Spice: Deal or No Deal? The Final Tally

    Lee KleinGazpacho at Palme d'Or -- it's a deal​We have spent the past couple of weeks going over Miami Spice menus and categorizing each as being either a deal (a bargain at $50 after tax/tip/etc.) or no deal (usually because of inferior menu selections or just not any real break from regular menu ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010
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    May 13, 2010
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    April 30, 2010

    Cool Restaurant Interiors: Scarpetta

    Scarpetta's bar​Step aboard Scarpetta. So maybe chef Scott Conant's restaurant at the Fontainebleau doesn't sit on water, but the restaurant's nautical decor and water views will make you feel like you're dining aboard a luxurious ship.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Blade to Close at the Fontainebleau

    Photo by Lee KleinWill Blade's cheesecake lollipops live on at VIDA? ​Fontainebleau's Blade Sushi restaurant will officially close this coming Monday, March 29th, to be replaced by a music driven lounge. I asked Fontainebleau Public Relations Manager Paula Gomez if it was anything I said in Blade' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Fontainebleau Miami Hasn't Made a Loan Payment Since September, Looking to Restructure Debt

    ​The owners of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach borrowed about $620 million to complete its recent $1 billion makeover, but according to Business Week, they haven't made payments on any of the loans since September. Now BW says they're offering a restructuring plan to lenders. Yes, yet another Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    On the Presidential Menu: Health Care Reform and Sinking Chocolate Ball?

    Jackie SayetThe President's "Sinking Chocolate Ball"? Nah, this one's from Meat Market. ​Health care reform may not yet be a slam dunk for the President, but sinking was a theme on the menu at the Democratic Party fundraiser last night at the Fontainebleau Hotel on South Beach.A source present at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    News Roundup

    Ben Novak, murdered prince of the Fontainebleau, once claimed his wife tried to have him killed. They got back together, though, but now he is mysteriously dead. [Herald]Three Miami residents are accused of buying pills from Medicaid patients and then selling them out of state. [SunSent]The teen w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Rye Rye Cancels Tour Appearances

    Poplife has confirmed Baltimore club-hop artist Rye Rye has canceled the remainder of her U.S. dates; no specific reason was given. She was scheduled to appear at yesterday's Just Add Water pool party at Blade at the Fontainebleau and Wednesday at LIV's Dirty Hairy party.

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2009
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    June 15, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: "Carl On" by DJ Chachi, at LIV on June 26

    It would be enough of an accomplishment if 24 - year - old DJ Chachi simply spun at Tenjune -- after all, it is one of the Big Bad Apple's hippest hotspots. But that's not nearly enough for this go-getter, who also counts to his credit residencies at both Mur.Mur in the Borgata in Atlantic City and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Diary of a Flasher: Underwater Adventures at the Fontainebleau

    photo by JipsyTo read past installments of Diary of a Flasher, click here. There's a side of me people hardly ever see, simply because I am old enough to understand the business and the attitudes people carry. Like me or not, if I get hired to do a job, get out of my way and have the decency to resp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalOnce-great writer visits once-great newsroom. [Herald]The death of two infants in March at Miami Children's Hospital is being blamed on bad plumbing that spread a virus. [NBCMiami]More poll numbers confirm what everyone knows: There is a snowball's chance in Hell that Marco Rubio is going to wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Weekend Restaurant Weather Report: As Nobu, Blade Sushi Sink... BLT, Sosta Swim

    NBC McFlood. Can you blame me for not heading over MacArthur to snap my own pics?When things got a little more wet and wild than usual on South Beach this weekend, some restaurants rose to the occasion thanks to lucky locations, while others were bogged down in high waters.  And the Miam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Section of the Roof at the Fontainebleau Hotel Collapses

    via Alfred Spellman's TwitpicWe aren't entirely sure what has happened, but Twitter updates from Cocaine Cowboys producer Alfred Spellman indicate that a piece roof in the lobby at the Fontainebleau Hotel, near the entrance to LIV, has caved in. The area has been roped off and sandbagged presumably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalFather Lay Minister Cutié gave his first sermon as an Episcopalian, and apparently his old Church is a little pissed he's made such a big deal about the switch. [USAToday]No, but seriously. It's not a good week for the Catholic Church in Miami. They'll be closing 13 churches. [H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Report Says Miami is Full of (Broke) Ballers

    Image via Little Miss Sunshine.'s flickr/CCMaybe Riptide has been living off of spaghetti and buying beer with couch change for too long. Maybe seeing the parade of Hummers and yachts in South Beach rubs salt in the wound. Maybe. Because it's not very nice. It's kind of mean, actually, that a recen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Baby, It's Côte Outside

    The Miami Beach RivieraThe Fontainebleau's heralded Hakkasan opening perhaps overhadowed another of the hotel's newly debuted eateries, La Côte. Inspired by the Côte d'Azur (as opposed to the Côte d'Jersey), this seaside beach club and restaurant (with open-air second level) offers guests "the fl ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009

    Winter Music Conference Event Listings

    Find all the best parties taking place March 25-29.

  • Dining

    January 15, 2009

    Batty over Gotham

    The new Fontainebleau joint stakes its claim as a great Miami Beach steak house.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Over the Weekend - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Shine 3 Year Anniversary and Joe Jackson

    What's up with the sudden chill? It ruined our plans to hangout poolside on Sunday with plenty of stiff drinks to go around. Well, the drinking still happened, but we were bundled up indoors. The biggest news this weekend, of course, was the reopening of the Fontainebleau Hotel. Plenty of celebriti ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008

    Miami Beach's New Fontainebleau Set to Debut

    A billion bucks later, the home of the stars is back.

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Play It as It Lays

    The days of Sinatra and Sammy may be long gone, but Miami's piano men refuse to stop the music

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    The Life in Nightlife

    If the South Beach club scene appears comatose, it could be that not enough drag queens are screeching at each other

  • City Life

    May 16, 2002


    Fontainebleau Hilton Resort

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    May 17, 2001

    Best Piano Man

    Paquito Hechavarria

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Schmooze It or Lose It

    The tech boom has South Florida's Internet pioneers and newcomers in a state of rabid networking

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    The Slap of Luxury

    Fontainebleau Hilton security chief Chuck Collado isn't a cop. He just acts like one.

  • Calendar

    November 12, 1998
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    July 25, 1996

    King of Clubs

    Club Tropigala's heritage dates back to nineteenth-century Cuba, but when the curtain rises, this could only be Miami

  • News

    October 20, 1993

    Edifice Rex

    The establishment hated him, but resort-goers thought his designs were the best thing since room service. If it was fun, funky, and Fifties in Miami Beach, chances are Morris Lapidus dreamed it up.

  • News

    February 3, 1993

    When the Beach was Hot

    Eisenhower was president, shark-finned Cadillacs ruled the highways, and Miami Beach was the nightlife capital of the Western Hemisphere

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