The Miami Beach hotel that hosted the Beatles in their heyday in the 1960s imploded on Sunday

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The Miami Beach hotel that hosted the Beatles in their heyday in the 1960s imploded on Sunday
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A once-luxurious Miami Beach hotel that hosted the Beatles and President John F. Kennedy during its heyday in the 1960s imploded on Sunday after falling into disrepair and abandonment in recent years.

Kennedy, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Sammy Davis Jr. have all performed at this iconic hotel or made a special appearance since it opened in 1957.

The Beatles even held one of their signature performances for “The Ed Sullivan Show” at the hotel.

The 17-story Deauville Hotel at 6701 Collins Avenue fell on its own after a series of explosions set off, kicking up a large cloud of dust. Demolition of the iconic hotel began in March after it was deemed unsafe in 2021.

The property has fallen into disrepair over the years and was closed in 2017 after an electrical fire. Miami Beach officials and the family that own the hotel have been battling it out over millions of dollars in fines for various code violations.

It is unclear what will now happen with the lot which enjoys a prime location on the beach.

The Historic Deauville Hotel In Miami Was Demolished On Sunday After It Was Deemed Unsafe Last Year

The historic Deauville Hotel in Miami was demolished on Sunday after it was deemed unsafe last year

Spectators Watched From A Safe Distance On The Seafront As The Building Was Demolished

Spectators watched from a safe distance on the seafront as the building was demolished

Footage Showed The Building Moments Before It Collapsed In Seconds

Footage showed the building moments before it collapsed in seconds

The Hotel, Located At 6701 Collins Avenue, Was Designed In Modern Miami Style By Melvin Grossman And Opened In 1957.

The hotel, located at 6701 Collins Avenue, was designed in modern Miami style by Melvin Grossman and opened in 1957.

The Station Rose To Fame In 1964 After The Beatles Stayed And Performed In The 538-Story Building

The station rose to fame in 1964 after the Beatles stayed and performed in the 538-story building

The Deauville closed in 2017 after a fire in the electrical room and damage from Hurricane Ida.

The owners, the Meruelo family, were later sued by Miami Beach in 2019 for neglecting the resort.

Earlier this year, a demolition permit was issued by the Miami Building and Zoning Department after owners of the 538-room hotel submitted a report last December claiming it was unsafe.

The city began demolishing the hotel’s main entrance and famous metallic red sign in March and then spent weeks preparing for the demolition of the entire complex.

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, a billionaire developer from New York, wanted to buy the property and build a 350-foot (107-meter) hotel and condo tower, but that plan is in limbo. The area has a height limit of 200 feet (61 meters) and a city ballot measure that would have allowed taller construction to fail on Tuesday.

City officials say Ross may still be interested in purchasing the land if another plan can be worked out.

The Pool Deck At The Deauville Miami Beach Hotel Was Abandoned After It Closed In January.  The Hotel Closed In 2017 After A Fire In The Electrical Room And Damage From Hurricane Ida

The pool deck at the Deauville Miami Beach hotel was abandoned after it closed in January. The hotel closed in 2017 after a fire in the electrical room and damage from Hurricane Ida

A Vintage Postcard Shows The Pool Terrace At The Seaside Resort Of Deauville.  The Hotel Opened In 1957 And Has Since Hosted Many Celebrities

A vintage postcard shows the pool terrace at the seaside resort of Deauville. The hotel opened in 1957 and has since hosted many celebrities

A Vintage Postcard Shows The Deauville Swimming Pool When It Was Inaugurated In 1957

A vintage postcard shows the Deauville swimming pool when it was inaugurated in 1957

The City Began Demolishing The Hotel's Main Entrance And Famous Metallic Red Sign In March

The city began demolishing the hotel’s main entrance and famous metallic red sign in March

The Deauville complex, once named Hotel of the Year, opened in 1957. The modern Miami-style complex included a large swimming pool, ice rink, beauty salon, radio station and several restaurants catering to the public. Miami elite.

Celebrities have been drawn to the iconic hotel, including Judy Garland who performed at Deauville in November 1961.

That same year, Kennedy spoke there at the 1961 Young Democrat Convention.

The Beatles performed in Deauville in 1964, recording six songs for “The Ed Sullivan Show”, attracting an estimated TV audience of 70 million.

Some of the hit songs The Beatles sang were: She Loves You, This Boy, All My Loving, I Saw Her Standing There, From Me to You and I want to Hold your Hand.

It was their second performance on the show, after their premiere at Sullivan’s studio in New York.

The Fab Four stayed on the 12th floor of Deauville and nearly missed their introduction as crazed crowds delayed their entry from the hotel lobby to the Napoleon Ballroom.

Other celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Sammy Davis Jr. have also performed there.

In 1961, President John F Kennedy Gave A Speech To Democrats In The Magic City In Deauville

In 1961, President John F Kennedy gave a speech to Democrats in The Magic City in Deauville

Archive Footage Shows The Beatles Rehearsing In The Hotel Basement, Relaxing On The Hotel Beach And Walking Through The Lobby With Security

Archive footage shows the Beatles rehearsing in the hotel basement, relaxing on the hotel beach and walking through the lobby with security

The Beatles Perform In Deauville On Their First And Only Visit To The Magic City

The Beatles perform in Deauville on their first and only visit to The Magic City

British Pop Group The Beatles With A Police Escort At The Deauville Hotel In Miami Beach

British pop group The Beatles with a police escort at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach

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