The Fontainebleau is a sprawling establishment that was designed and built in 1954 by architect Morris Lapidus, some two years before the Eden Roc was erected. This huge, grandiose building is impressive both in terms of size and architecture. It's no coincidence that famous director Brian de Palma chose it for the final scene of 'Scarface', in which Al Pacino falls to the bullets of his Columbian foes, or as the set for some of the scenes in 'Goldfinger'.
When it opened, the Fontainebleau rapidly became a haunt for stars who enjoyed the lively atmosphere and the quality of the service. There are no less than 10 swimming pools (ranging from quiet to animated) open to guests, one of which is a children's pool with games and a slide. The hotel also features a spa, a gym, massage rooms, some boutiques, night clubs, and even a shopping mall. In fact, the establishment is a small town in itself.
To find you way back to your room or to the other facilities, ask for a map, as the hotel is divided into 4 building: Trésor, Sorrente, Versailles, and Château. Strewn across a wide area, among various swimming pools, restaurants, bars, and boutiques. You'll be spending a lot of time at the beginning of your stay trying to locate all these places. Be patient, you'll soon find a way to the beach or the spa for some well-deserved relaxation. Or you might not...!
In the evening, there are numerous bars with different atmospheres where you can enjoy high-quality cocktails and spirits. Then you can draw the night out in one of the two night clubs.
A special welcome is reserved for children, who can participate in an array of activities throughout the day (music, games, theatre, sports, and arts and crafts). Guests of all ages will find something to do at the Fontainebleau.