Miami Beach board to hold hearing on revoking permit for rooftop pool deck
Hospitality mogul David Grutman and rapper and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams could use some good vibes for their Goodtime Hotel.
The hotel, which opened at 601 Washington Avenue in April, is at risk of losing parts of its conditional use permit following nearly 30 noise violations. The Miami Beach Planning Board will hold a hearing over revoking the entertainment permit for its rooftop pool deck on Sept. 28.
The motion to hold a revocation hearing was approved at Tuesday’s planning board meeting by a vote of 4 to 1, in spite of pleas from the Goodtime Hotel’s attorney, Michael Larkin.
Larkin said the hotel’s operators are adding soundproof equipment and no longer headlining DJs.
But Larkin insisted that the pool deck area is a critical “economic” component of the project.
“The Goodtime Hotel will suffer greatly if it is not able to have outdoor entertainment on our pool deck. It will cause our hotel to shut down,” Larkin said.
Developed by Imperial Companies, the $200 million, 266-room hotel includes 100,000 square feet of public spaces, 45,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and the 30,000 square foot Strawberry Moon restaurant. That restaurant includes the pool club area.