Fontainebleau Miami Beach
The video begins simply. Whitney Houston sings, a cappella, in an empty theater. The lyrics scroll, the rise in power begins and the song imposes its lyricism without any doubt unique.
This is when numerous film clips follow, interspersed with images of the American sitting alone, recalling memories. She remembers her meeting with Frank (Kevin Costner), the strong emotions she went through with his bodyguard, like during the famous charity concert against AIDS, given in the ballroom of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami.
The establishment only appears on the screen for 15 minutes, but it was enough to make a lasting impression. You can admire some shots of the penthouse, the pool and the shoreline. These few minutes contributed to the fame of the place, already well known in the imagination thanks to the James Bond film Goldfinger. As for Whitney, she has undeniably left her mark. Upon his passing in 2012, hotel CEO Jeff Soffer said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of Whitney Houston’s passing and send our sincere sympathies to her family and fans around the world. Fontainebleau is forever grateful to the legendary icon for allowing us to play a small part in her unforgettable legacy.”
Whitney Houston has always had a fondness for the place. So much so that in 2009, the launch of his seventh album I Look to You was to be done live from the venue. But due to a scheduling problem, the show could never be filmed there.
I Will Always Love You is not an original song by Whitney Houston. It is a song by the country singer Dolly Parton, dating from 1973.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Opened in 1954, the superb Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel complex covers nearly nine hectares.
Built in a curved shape to capture all the freshness of the ocean, the hotel boasts a prime location.
Quickly becoming a glamorous and luxurious resort, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has brought the biggest names in the business and has seen talented artists such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley perform on its grounds.
The north tower and ballroom were added between 1958 and 1960. In 2005, major renovations increased the capacity to 1,504 rooms.
In 2008, the complex was classified by the American National Monuments Center.
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