The Real Deal Miami

Fontainebleau waiting on permits

November 06, 2008 05:56PM

The Miami Beach resort Fontainebleau, which is undergoing a $500 million renovation, has yet to acquire the permits it needs to hold a Victoria’s Secret fashion show there that is scheduled for November 15. The renovation project is months behind schedule, and the hotel did not obtain the city permit it expected to get this week to reopen its main buildings. Howard Karawan, chief operating officer of Fontainebleau Resorts, said he expects Miami Beach to issue a temporary permit today or tomorrow.