When the owners of the iconic Fontainebleau Resort sought to revitalize this historic hotel, the Miami retreat for Hollywood’s elite during the mid-20th century, they called upon Jeffrey Beers International. JBI honored the original 1954 design of famed architect Morris Lapidus while updating it for the sophisticated guest of today. In the lobby, for example, white marble is inlaid with black-onyx bow-tie shapes, and at Bleau Bar, an up-lit blue-glass floor gives the illusion of walking on water. Serenity reigns at the pool area, which has a covered seating area right at its center. Beers also designed three restaurants at the hotel: Vida, Gotham Steak, and La Cote. JBI is designing the public spaces and guest rooms for Fontainebleau’s two new residential towers, Tresor Tower and Chateau Tower.
“The Fontainebleau defines Miami to the world”
“What sets Fontainebleau apart from other resorts is its quirky, lively history and a genuine sense of narrative that each guest becomes a part of.”