The Fountainbleau emerges from its weary former self after an impressive $1 billion facelift. This rejuvenated Miami native — first hatched in 1954 — is once again the talk of the town with its abundant attributes, from 20-inch Apple computers and high-def TV in every spiffed-up accommodation, to the sleek hipster nightclub LIV, one of South Florida’s best sushi bars, and an astounding poolscape that includes VIP cabanas (featuring wooden decks and privacy curtains) and walls of water connected to a freeform pool. All in all, the refreshed grand dame is now just as glamorous as The Fountainbleau was when James Bond’s nemesis, Auric Goldfinger, cheated at poker on a balcony as rugged 007 spied on him.

4441 Collins Ave.