MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — In 1964, five days of filming on the first James Bond cinematic blockbuster, "Goldfinger," was wrapped up here at the Fontainebleau Hotel.
The emphasis should be on "gold." And this week, it's Old Gold ... and Fontainebleau.
The Fontainebleau Resort is the headquarters for West Virginia's football program as it prepares to face Clemson in the Orange Bowl on Wednesday night.
The place is as spectacular as it is historic, as it is iconic as it is massive. Bring your wallet, but prepare to be wowed by things other than the prices.
A standard room for tonight or Wednesday, by the way, goes for $569. Don't ask about one of those 4,300 square-foot penthouse suites.
Back in their home state, the Mountaineers have something a bit like this.
It's called The Greenbrier ... except there's a lot more sand and liquid here in the beachside Fontainebleau than there is in those bunkers and water hazards back in Jim Justice's pleasure palace in White Sulphur Springs.
Other than a couple of injuries to players, WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen's biggest problem might be getting his players to actually leave the hotel for Wednesday's 8:30 p.m. kickoff.
"It's nice," Holgorsen said not long after arriving in the lobby with the famed bowtie marble pattern. "It's so nice the kids can't afford any of the things that can get them into trouble."
Major college football teams stay in great hotels all of the time, particularly on bowl trips ... but the Mountaineers say they've never seen anything like the Fontainebleau, a block long on Collins Avenue and towering above Millionaires' Row.
West Virginia's safeties coach, Steve Dunlap, has been in his profession for 35 years. The Hurricane native has worked at four schools, including two stints at WVU, his alma mater. He's been part of 18 bowl teams as a coach.
"Awesome," Dunlap said Sunday. "Be glad you don't have to buy a hot dog there. It's $11. It's a great experience for all of these kids, including me. And I'm 58."
Mike Montoro, WVU's director of communications for football, happened into a Fontainebleau restaurant the other day for carry-out. He only wanted a chicken salad sandwich.
It was a $22 gulp.
To call it the most luxurious hotel on Miami Beach might be an understatement.
It has the so-called "Stairway to Nowhere," part of architect Morris Lapidus' Art Deco design when the hotel was built in the early '50s.
The Mountaineers seem to feel like they've come from Almost Heaven to heaven. They've been all a-Twitter about it.
"This FountainBlue is crazy," senior offensive tackle Don Barclay tapped into a smartphone. "Never been to a better place than this."
Jorge Wright, WVU's starting junior nose tackle, grew up fewer than 15 miles from the resort where he has spent the last few days.
"I'd never been there before," Wright said Sunday. "It's the most amazing place I've ever seen in my life.
"My room," he said. "I've never had a room that had an actual computer, right there, in the room. The balcony, the view, the overhead shower. It's just an amazing place."
WVU junior receiver J.D. Woods, from cross-state Naples, also is enjoying his first stay at the famed resort.
"I love the Fontainebleau," Wood said. "It's very, very nice hotel, an experience I'll never forget. It's my first time there, and it's leaving a lasting impression."
Obviously, WVU standout quarterback Geno Smith hasn't been the biggest star for Fontainebleau lobby watchers.
"That lobby is pretty sick," Smith said Monday. "The other night we saw the Hilton sisters there. Rihanna. I think everyone has passed through since we've been here."