Fontainebleau Miami Beach to Construct New Luxury Events Center

Fontainebleau Miami Beach has announced the construction of a new 50,000-square-foot luxury events center to meet the needs of the growing Miami market for business and leisure events. Scheduled for opening in Q1 2025, the center will be directly adjacent to the iconic hotel connected by a sky bridge and will feature two dividable ballrooms, 10 breakout rooms and an expansive 9,000-square-foot rooftop deck, adding to the 200,000 square feet of existing indoor and outdoor meetings and events space currently at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. 

Since the onset of the pandemic, Miami has seen explosive growth as both a vacation destination and a business center and the new construction will be poised to address large scale event needs. According to the City of Miami, financial companies that have opened offices in the city over the last 18 months represent nearly $2 trillion in assets under management while in the tech sector, Miami is now home to 10 “unicorn” startups valued at $1 billion or more, and Miami-area venture capital deals topped $1 billion in the first quarter of 2022. 

“As we witnessed the influx of people and companies moving to Miami over the last three years, there was a clear opportunity to build on the long legacy of Fontainebleau Miami Beach as a leading destination for elite travelers and create an epicenter of experiences and events in South Florida,” said Brett Mufson, president of Fontainebleau Development. “The elevated design and state-of-the-art features of the center will bring a new level of modern-day luxury to Miami Beach and create another extension of our brand on the heels of the opening of our sister property, Fontainebleau Las Vegas set for Q4 2023.” 

The center’s new 18,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom will offer an outdoor terrace and divide into four smaller spaces while the 9,000-square-foot Junior Ballroom will divide in three, giving Fontainebleau Miami Beach the ability to accommodate groups of different scales and types. Floor-to-ceiling windows will bring in natural light and provide views of the waterway. The events center will be attached to the hotel’s Tresor Tower by an indoor sky bridge, offering easy access to guests and event attendees.    

The new event center’s design will feature a modern look while also celebrating Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s existing brand culture and historical features, especially the architectural elements designed by the hotel’s original architect Morris Lapidus. Throughout the events center, icons and symbols deeply rooted in Fontainebleau’s origin, history, and brand story, such as the bowtie, will be incorporated into the design alongside other features echoing the hotel’s original aesthetic including layered ceilings, light and shadow contrasts, reflective surfaces, brass finishes, and grand staircases reminiscent of the famed “Stairway to Nowhere.”

To best serve groups, Fontainebleau Miami Beach will integrate the most advanced digital amenities throughout the events center, with multiple LED walls providing interior branding opportunities, touchscreen technologies, and audio and visual tools supported by dedicated and experienced in-house experts. With sustainability a top priority, the center is being constructed to meet LEED certification standards, including features such as insulated glass to control internal temperatures and reduce energy use, a rainwater collection and recycling system to increase water efficiency, and more. 

Additional details on the events center will be announced as construction progresses. For more information about Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit

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