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Lapis Spa Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean Beach, this fabled resort now boasts a two-level spa which harnesses the natural qualities of water to creative a restorative and renewing experience.

Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Doors Opened: November, 2008
NRi Provided: Feasibility Analysis, Creative Concept & Philosophy, Design Development
Design Team: HKS Architecture, Richardson Sadeki Interior Design


Mineral-rich water in many forms, including mist, rain, and steam are used throughout this ultra-luxurious 30-room spa. Exquisite design elements include the Elements Rain Tunnel, energy deluge shower, Bleau rain room, hammam benches, and essence mineral co-ed pool. The fitness facility enjoys a panoramic view of the free-form bow-tie pool, the Ocean Lawn, and the beautiful Atlantic.

“We were inspired by the glamour of Fontainebleau as well as the sensuous soul of Miami. We explored ancient thermal rituals from around the world, and were challenged to re-interpret them for this incredible spa,” says Kim Matheson, President of NRi. “We feel that we truly succeeded in creating a captivating journey, for individuals as well as communally.”