Deauville Resort, Abandoned Since July, May Be Investigated For Demolition By Neglect

Miami Beach is considering a “demolition by neglect” investigation at the Deauville Resort.

The hotel has been vacant since a fire in July 2017. No serious construction activity has taken place since then, although permits were applied for, a city memo states.

Built in 1957, the property is protected by the city as part of the North Beach Historic District. It was made famous in the 1960s when the Beatles performed there on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Under Miami Beach law, in cases where demolition by neglect is suspected, the city may enter a historic property for inspection after providing 48 hours notice. Necessary repairs can then be demanded of the owner.

Miami Beach’s Land Use and Development Committee will discuss the issue on April 4.

Hotels in Miami were at or near the top nationally for room rates and occupancy this winter.


(photo: phillip pessar, taken february 2018)