Falwells ready to sell the South Beach hostel that launched the ‘pool boy’ saga

February 02, 2024

Jerry Falwell Jr. looks ready to sever ties with the South Beach hostel that launched the “pool boy” sex saga, though the pending deal is tied up in a court fight. Despite the messy split, the South Beach hostel remained a link between Granda and the Falwells. Giancarlo Granda and Jerry Falwell Jr. in an undated photo at Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada. Granda, who met Falwell while working as a pool attendant at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, became a partner in a South Beach hostel a Falwell family entity purchased in 2013. Jerry Falwell Jr. is not listed on any of the ownership papers for the property.