ABOUT THE FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH HOTEL
A stunning aerial view of the Fontainebleau Hotel, where ALR attendees will engaged in an intense day of learning and sharing cutting edge practices.
The Automotive Leadership Roundtable & Awards will hold its annual event honoring the industry's top automotive retailers at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. Attendees will be treated to a cocktail hour with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, a Conference sharing the best practices with the brightest in the industry, followed by a six-star dinner concert and reception performed by Bruce Hornsby, multi Grammy award-winning artist.The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of Miami Beach's top luxury hotels. The Fontainebleau’s world renowned architecture by Lapidus Land, stands as a multifaceted cultural monument and has been a favorite of distinguished guests that include Hollywood's top stars.
The hotel’s grand opening on December 20, 1954, featured mountains of fine cuisine and included 110 pounds of caviar. Liberace performed at the piano, and Groucho Marx proclaimed Fontainebleau “the Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Automotive Leadership Roundtable will be held in the Grand Ballroom, where the legendary Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and other idols hosted a series of concerts and parties.
For more information, visit http://www.fontainebleau.com/.
By Invitation Only: The Automotive Leadership Roundtable & Awards is a By Invitation Only event to which the #1 dealers from each brand and other industry leaders are invited to learn and socialize.
If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend please click here to complete the invitation request form. There will be limited seats available on a first come, first serve basis.
The ticket price for this extraordinary event is $10,000.
Due to limited seating, the Automotive Leadership Roundtable cannot guarantee that everyone who requests an invitation will receive one.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya in the evening, a perfect venue for ALR attendees to listen to the tranquil tunes sung by Tony Bennett.
The Automotive Leadership Roundtable held its annual Awards event honoring the industry's top automotive retailers at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens as attendees were treated to a six-star dinner concert and reception performed by Tony Bennett and other Grammy-Award winning artists from his Duets I & II albums.
Visited by Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II and many others, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is one of Miami's most distinguished landmarks. In its heyday, Vizcaya's builder American Industrialist James Deering entertained many celebrities and dignitaries such as Marion Davies, Lilian Gish, Thomas Edison, President Warren G. Harding and artist John Singer Sargent.
Deering, a famed conservationist, used the mansion as his winter home from 1916 till his death in 1925. In designing the estate, Deering was inspired by a combination of Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models which he adapted to Florida's native ecosystem. The Vizcaya includes elaborate gardens, woodlands, the mansion and museum and village. Its 50 acres sits on Biscayne Bay in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami.
Today, Vizcaya is a popular wedding spot and is one of Miami's most photographed landmarks The villa serves as a backdrop in many popular films such as Any Given Sunday, Bad Boys II, Ace Ventura - Pet Detective along with many others.
One other tidbit that makes for good cocktail conversation -- one of the first set of dishes ordered for Vizcaya was lost on the ill-fated Titanic.
ABOUT THE EDEN ROC RENAISSANCE HOTEL
The Eden Roc lobby, the hotel where ALR attendees engaged in an intense day of learning and sharing cutting edge practices.
The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach is one of Miami Beach's top luxury hotels. The Eden Roc's unique blend of retro style and modern-day luxury has been a favorite of distinguished guests that include Hollywood's top stars. Opened in 1956, the hotel was featured in several episodes of "I Love Lucy" and has hosted performances by the legendary Frank Sinatra and other idols. In 2007, the hotel underwent a $180 million renovation that gave enhancements to the hotel's existing historical structure. The Automotive Leadership Roundtable will be held in the Pompeii Ballroom, where the legendary Frank Sinatra and other idols hosted a series of concerts.
For more information, visit http://edenrocmiami.com/
ABOUT THE VERSACE MANSION
The ALR Awards Dinner by the Versace pool.
The exclusive Versace Mansion is Ocean Drive's most infamous residence and provides a magical setting for Automotive Leadership Roundtable's Annual Awards Dinner celebrating the accomplishments of the country's #1 dealers.
Built in 1930, the house retains most of the original structure with all the charm of the Mediterranean style. In 1992 Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace visited South Beach, saw the home, and fell in love with it. He restored the home to its original glory and brought international celebrities like Elton John and Madonna to party there. After Versace's death, the 19,000 square foot Rococo beachfront villa in the heart of South Beach remained an icon of fascination. The 10-room hotel is modeled on a Roman palazzo filled with fountains, frescoes and stained glass, featuring a pool and terrace tiled in thousands of colorful mosaics and lined in 24k gold.
Dinner attendees were treated to an extraordinary pre-dinner reception in Versace's courtyard. As they enter the gorgeous pool terrace, they will be serenaded by the sounds of one of Miami's smoothest Cuban bands. A six-star dinner awaits followed by a celebratory toast with Louis XIII cognac, decadent desserts, hand-rolled cigars and after-dinner parties in the Versace's many luxurious suites – a perfect environment for the end of the 2012 Awards Dinner.