POTUS Hotel Hopping Hits the Fontainebleau in Miami
Miami’s Fontainebleau Resort is no stranger to celebs, from Frank Sinatra to Dennis Rodman. But last night the revamped resort got a return visit from the most famous person on the planet: POTUS.
President Obama has been on a bit of a hotel tour lately, doing his Democratic Party fund-raising at a series of fancy dinners across the country. Last night, his arrival at one of these events was marked with protests as about 200 people carrying placards lined Collins Avenue across from the Fontainebleau.
Inside, around 450 people paid between $500 and $15,000 a head to hear POTUS talk, raising an estimated $1.5 million all up. (We’re guessing that’s just a little over what LIV or Hakkasan rakes in on an average Monday night.)
Despite a continued message of the important of hard work, Obama also dropped a few inspirational words on his Fontainebleau audience:
"Hope is not blind optimism, it’s not pie in the sky, everything is going be just fine and we’re going to sit back and everything we need is going to happen. The future is something you earn."
We can only imagine the resort’s owners, the Soffer family, took this message of hope to heart.
[Photo: Alexia Fodere for The Miami Herald]