This legendary resort was built by Morris Lapidus in 1956. It completed an extensive renovation just before the turn of the millennium, ensuring its 21st-century status as a luxury hotel and treasured landmark. The original terrazzo floors and marble-and-mahogany reception desk are intact from the days when celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra lent luster to the surroundings. A welcome addition to the property is the colorful, oceanfront Aquatica Beach Bar and Grill, featuring an extensive tequila wet bar.
The 631 rooms are furnished in a contemporary style with marble baths, separate sitting areas, walk-in closets and balconies that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Along with standard facilities, the resort offers racquetball and squash courts and a rock-climbing wall. The six-hundred feet of private beach is equipped with individual covered cabanas complemented by personal attendants. The enormous Spa of Eden and Wellness Center boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views and tranquil, private treatment areas.