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Miami Beach’s famed Deauville Beach Resort could be shuttered over violations

August 11, 2010 03:45PM

Deauville Beach Resort

The Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach — site of one of the Beatles’ most famous performance and the hotel of choice for a number of past presidents and celebrities — is facing a city-mandated shutdown because of more than 100 building and fire code violations. The 484-room property must address the problems, many of which have been outstanding since October, by the end of this month or it could be shuttered, the city said. On June 30, the hotel’s theater and three ballrooms — including the Napolean Ballroom, where the Beatles performed on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 — were closed down because of problems with their exits and the fire alarm system. Also closed was the Richelieu Ballroom, the would-have-been site of a South Miami couple’s wedding last month. They instead were forced to hold the ceremony in the hotel lobby and are now considering taking legal action against the resort. Assistant City Manager Jorge Gomez said the city has been meeting with the ownership and management and doubts closing the Deauville will be necessary. [Miami Herald]