Saturday, June 19, 2010
After hearing about how amazing the Fontainebleau is for over a year, we finally made it to the resort to check it out for ourselves. We were there for the Hotel Thrillist weekend (more on that later). We heard more than once during our stay that the Fontainebleau is like Vegas in Miami. We pretty much agree with that--the hotel is one stop shopping for pooltime fun, spas, dining, nightlife and, of course, shopping.
Our double room was white with aqua accents, the comfiest bed ever and a view of the ocean. The bathroom was small, as they often are in older properties that have been remodeled. We loved the Apple desktops in the room that provided info on the hotel and free internet access.
We stopped by the Lapis Spa to use the water facilities, which include a co-ed rain shower and mineral pool steam rooms, hot tubs and these heated Hammam benches.
Iced cucumbers are placed throughout the spa for instant eye cooling. The idea is so simple and so genius, we're not sure why every spa in the world doesn't do this!
The Bowtie pool was a daytime party.
We got to sample the food from the Fontainebleau's restaurants on Friday night. The duck ravioli from Scarpetta's and the spicy creamed corn from Gotham Steak were the hands down faves.
Liv is bachelorette party central. We saw at least four groups of women in tiaras, sashes, etc. All looked to be having a good time!