007 Hotel: Fontainebleau Miami Beach

FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH

Location: Miami Beach, USA
Address: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Bond movie appearanceGoldfinger (1964)
Visited by 007 Travelers: July 2019

Fontainebleau Miami Beach is situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row. Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach.

007 visited this lovely hotel in July 2019. James Bond (Sean Connery) had visited here 55 years earlier, when he first met Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) in the pool area of Fountainbleau Miami Beach.

Did you know?: Actors Sean Connery and Gert Fröbe never visited Fontainebleau during filming due to the fact that Connery was busy making a film “Marnie” (1964), which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Close ups of Connery and Fröbe were made at Pinewood Studios in England. Cec Linder (Felix Leiter) was the only actor of the cast who was present when filming took place at Fontainebleau.

Sean Connery filmed his scenes at Pinewood Studios, England with back projection of Fontainebleau Hotel
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC

We visited the beautiful spacious lobby first.

Then we walked around the aisles of this amazing hotel and found pictures of the old movies on the wall.

Photo of “Tony Rome” (1967) starring Frank Sinatra and Jill St. John, who later appeared as Tiffany Case alongside Sean Connery in “Diamonds are Forever” (1971)

The pool area is not anymore like it was 55 years ago…

Pirita and Mika / 007 Travelers
Mika as Felix Leiter
Cec Linder as Felix Leiter in “Goldfinger” (1964)
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC

The hotel’s shape is still very recognizable. After “Goldfinger” many other famous movies like “Tony Rome” (1967), “Scarface” (1983), “The Bodyguard” (1992), “Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach” (1988) have been filmed in and around Fontainebleau.

Small photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq, LLC

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