A 1954 mainstay, the 1,504-room Fontainebleau is a straddled Art Deco building built by renowned architect Morris Lapidus. It was the hangout of the Rat Pack in its glory days, and it's back in the headlines after receiving a $1 billion facelift in 2008. Prominent designers were involved in the make-over such as Jeffrey Beers which have brought to life the glossy white interior walls with bright pieces of art which vary from Yves Klein's Venus Bleue to Don Suggs'Black Cross.
However, it's eight pools that created the Fontainebleau into an icon. The lagoon-shaped pool, surrounded by smaller dipping pools and Jacuzzis, serves guests complimentary fruit as well as pitchers of water. The smaller pools attract younger kids who easily entertain themselves in the shallow water. For nearly $1,000 a day, the VIP cabanas come equipped with 32-inch flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi.