Fontainebleau Resort & Spa Miami Beach
This crescent-shaped landmark hotel has a longstanding reputation for grandeur. Recently $1 billion was poured into an elaborate renovation, including the construction of a new entry and 36-story tower, with ocean views. Everything is done on a grand scale here, from the room count (1,338) to the humongous chandeliers to the elaborate pool—which has three whirlpools, a two-story waterfall, and a children’s play area with a lazy river and giant water slide. The Fontainebleau also has top restaurants and lounges (11 of them, including Alan Yau’s much-anticipated Hakkasan)
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.