Congratulations! Fontainebleau Miami Beach receives American Institute of Architects Top 100 buildings competition winning Number One in the state of Florida!


The competition was launched last month in Tallahassee on the steps of the Historic Old Capitol ( a top 100 building) to feature the beauty and wonder of Florida’s architecture. The buildings were nominated by AIA Florida’s local chapters, which submitted standout buildings in their regions to a panel of acclaimed architects, who then narrowed the list to the top 100 buildings.

“In 2008, Jeffrey and the Soffer family re-opened the Fontainebleau Miami Beach after a billion dollar renovation which sought to uncover Morris Lapidus’ original vision, and mark a rebirth of an enduring architectural landmark in Miami Beach,” said Phil Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “This award is a testament to the magnificent restoration of Lapidus’ work and the international team of architects assembled to accomplish that task. We are honored and want to thank the millions who voted to help us achieve this top placement.

Vote Travel Bus Arrives in Miami


What a thrill to welcome Roger J. Dow, President and CEO, US Travel Association on the US Travel Bus Monday April 30th with Bill Talbert, President and CEO of the GMCVB and his team at the MDPL Welcome Center on Ocean Drive. Performers from the New World Symphony and our AOHT interns greeted the crowd. How lucky are we to be one of the many stops across the US to include Dallas, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Nashville to promote our #1 INDUSTRY, Travel and Tourism!!!

Special thanks to City of Miami Beach Commissioner Jorge Exposito for joining us.