Inside Dubai's insanely cool Palazzo Versace Hotel
There may have been five years’ worth of delays, but Palazzo Versace Dubai is finally open. According to reports the “most luxurious hotel the Middle East has ever seen” is now taking bookings.
The woman at the luxurious brand’s helm, Donatella Versace, designed the interiors for each of the hotels 215 rooms. As well as being a hotel for the IT crowd, there are 169 residences of between one and six bedrooms, all furnished head to toe in Versace.
Many of the ceilings are decorated with real gold, the lobby is paved with 1,000 square metre of marble mosaic, and there are three outdoor pools.
“Versace is a renowned fashion, luxury and lifestyle Company. Since the very beginning we’ve encompassed many product categories - from clothing to accessories, from luxury goods to the home collection - to convey the uniqueness and iconic style of the brand,” said Gian Giacomo Ferraris, CEO of Versace.
“We are proud to bring the ultimate Versace lifestyle in Dubai with the new hotel. The fine and luxurious designs by Versace will be present in every detail of the living environment, and luxury will become a lifestyle."
Palazzo Versace has, as you would expect for a hotel of this calibre, a pretty spectacular location. The front of the building looks directly over Dubai Creek, with a prime waterfront plot.
We know what you’re thinking – “book us a room immediately”. If you fancy staying there over the next week, prices range from around AED2,320 to AED6,800 per room per night.
Those of you who don’t fancy forking out on an overnight stay still have the opportunity to visit the hotel’s eight restaurants, which include seafood restaurant Vanitas, La Vita bar, and Q’s bar – which is owned by Quincy Jones!