The Roof Caves In at The Fontainebleau
UPDATE: A Fontainebleu rep tells us that contrary to early reports, LIV and Blade sushi were NOT totalled but rather just closed that evening as a safety precaution. All of the Fontainbleau outlets were open and fully operational the next day.
Over the weekend, a rough bunch of storms swept through Miami Beach and did some may-jah damage to The Fontainebleau Hotel, which opened only seven months ago after nearly $1 billion renovations were finally completed. While South Florida has been dealing with heavy rains for several days, the storm that blew in brought along with it hail, something maybe those renos didn't account for.
According to Metromix South Florida, parts of the roof in the main lobby and entrance caved in and the hotel's nightclub, LIV, was flooded as was its sushi restaurant, Blade. A Twitterer says the sushi restaurant was totaled and LIV will be closed for a while. Meanwhile, the hotel hooked up the guests with a complimentary buffet and open bar on Saturday night.
Other hotels were affected by the storm and subsequent flooding too. The Florida Room at The Delano was closed just because of the downpour and the area around the Standard Miami was entirely flooded. Nobu at The Shore Club was also reportedly under two feet of water. One place that was reportedly high and dry? BLT Steak at the just-opened Betsy Hotel.