Fontainebleau Honors Sinatra Centennial With 100-Day Celebration
- September 21, 2015 |
- By Blake Droesch
The historic Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel is paying tribute to the late Frank Sinatra this fall with an elaborate 100-day celebration featuring an array of Sinatra-themed events and amenities. The festivities, which began September 3, will continue until December 12 when the hotel will commemorate what would have been the Sultan of Swoon's 100th birthday.
Though it's difficult to name a major U.S city where Sinatra didn't leave his footprint, he had a significant repertoire with Miami Beach, especially the Fontainebleau hotel. "Our main inspiration for this was, of course, Sinatra's rich history with the hotel," said Josh Herman, Fontainebleau's director of marketing and public relations.
Aside from the hotel being a favorite vacation spot for the singer (he kept a penthouse suite on the 17th floor), the famed Rat Pack performed numerous times at the hotel's now defunct La Ronde Supper Club and several of Sinatra's movies were filmed on the Fontainebleau premises.
"But at the end of the day this is truly a guest experience. Taking a step back in time with unique offerings," said Herman. "The hotel is living and breathing Sinatra just as it did in the '50s. We're not leaving any detail untouched."
The most inclusive experience offered during the celebration is the "Live Like Frank" package, a two-night stay in a junior suite that includes Sinatra-themed everything: Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select whiskey; "The Chairman of The Board" massages ("My Way" and "Live at the Sands Casino" massages are also available); a copy of Sinatra's greatest hits and other amenities. The package is Sinatra-specific even down to the $1,915 price tag, which commemorates the year of Sinatra's birth.
Should you choose not to book the full package, guests can still take part in the celebration. The hotel's Bleau Bar will propose a nightly toast with complementary Sinatra Select whiskey. Fontainebleau restaurants Scarpetta, StripSteak By Michael Mina and Michael Mina 74 will host monthly dinners featuring the dishes Sinatra enjoyed while dining at the hotel. And on September 30, Sinatra's granddaughters will visit the Fontainebleau for the launch of "Sinatra—Exclusive Limited Edition Book" and the unveiling of The Frank Sinatra Photo Gallery, which will be on display at the Fontainebleau until February 2016.
The Fontainebleau, which is widely considered to be the premier hotel in Miami Beach, features 1,504 guestrooms and suites and boasts 12 restaurants and lounges. Cigars are sold at pool bars La Côte and Glow Bar, The Shops at Fontainebleau's Morris & Co and StripSteak by Michael Mina. Smoking is permitted in all outdoor areas of the hotel.
Visit the Fontainebleau website for more information on Frank Sinatra's Centennial Birthday Celebration.