Remember the golden corpse? That scene in 1964’s Goldfinger, where Bond girl Jill Masterson meets a fateful end, was filmed at the Fontainebleau. The hotel also features in the opening credits as an aircraft carrying a “Welcome to Miami Beach” banner flutters past Florida’s coastline and when Auric Goldfinger is seen cheating at a game of gin rummy by the pool. Today, the glitzy goliath has 1,504 rooms, a slew of restaurants and slinky cocktail bars. Mr Bond would approve.
Fontainebleau, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, US (001 800 548 8886; fontainebleau.com). Doubles start at US$470 (£293), room only.