Italian fashion brand, Versace, set the fashion world alight in 1978 and quickly became an international powerhouse. Founder Gianni Versace’s assassination in 1997, was thought to be the end of the brand. However, like a phoenix from the ashes, Gianni’s sister Donatella Versace took over the brand her brother created and catapulted the brand to new heights in every sense. Few luxury brands boast such an illustrious history or such authentic roots. Gianni once said I want to be the joy to people through my workand this vision has guided every decision ever since.
The Centrepiece Of Culture Village
Whether you love the Versace brand, love what it stands for, or would simply like a glimpse into the world of Versace, a luxury stay at the 5* Palazzo Versace Dubai will surpass all expectations. The centrepiece of Culture Village, Palazzo Versace Dubai is ideally situated beside the beautiful Jaddaf Waterfront. Unobstructed views of the Dubai Creek, stunning landscaped gardens and inviting pools, create a relaxed atmosphere around the hotel. The hotel itself is reminiscent of a 16th-century Italian Palace. Palazzo Versace Dubai is inspired by neoclassical architecture and features all elements of grandeur, space and opulence that you would expect from a hotel designed by Versace.
Inside, this luxury hotel is truly palatial. Palazzo Versace’s 215 hotel rooms and suites (including two sprawling Imperial Suites) are inspired by the late Gianni Versace’s rock-baroque Miami palazzo. Although Donatella refreshed the designs to make Palazzo Versace look and feel more contemporary, there are still typical Versace features and touches all over the Palazzo Versace. This further adds to its appeal.
On arrival, it’s impossible to miss the striking “Pietra di Fiume” design of the iconic Medusa head and Greek decor. The floor of the grand lobby also features an extraordinary marble mosaic made up of 1.5 million pieces. The masterpiece was created by Fantini Mosaici, an Italian firm that worked on most of Gianni’s homes which once again highlights the authenticity of the hotel. A three-tonne Lasvit bohemian glass chandelier hangs overhead in the lobby area; inspired by a classic Versace floral pattern.
As you meander through the hotel and the grounds, the thing that you’ll truly appreciate above all else is the exquisite attention to detail. Very few hotels are able to match the attention to detail, and exquisite touches throughout. Every single item of furniture and fabric in the hotel has been tailor-made exclusively for Palazzo Versace Dubai. The hallways feature elegant purple carpets handcrafted from New Zealand wool. The walls of every hall are lined with sketches of supermodels sporting Versace creations which act as a reminder of the brands legacy.
Each room and suite is deliciously opulent with a Versace print design in the silk bedding and bold turquoise, blue, beige, gold, or salmon pastel colours from the Versace Home Collection. Every element oozes the highest level of detail from the parquet floors and furniture to the state of the art television and control systems. Versace brand icons can be found throughout each room. Donatella once said, the Medusa is a unique symbol – something strong. It’s about going all the way. This certainly rings true at the hotel. In the rooms of Palazzo Versace, you’ll find the Medusa head embroidered on towels, on the fragrant toiletries, the shower doors of the walk-in rainforest shower, and engraved on the base of the crystal tumblers.
Dine Like Royalty
For dining and drinking, explore any of the eight restaurants at Palazzo Versace. Each restaurant is a tribute to Versace’s signature works. Enigma, Vanitas, and the all-day dining Giardino restaurant are just a few of the options. Giardino is also the restaurant where breakfast is served each day – decorated in the green-and-white jungle print that featured on J Lo’s infamous dress at the Grammys, it is memorable and captures the imagination.
However, Palazzo Versace also has all of the typical hallmarks that you would want in a luxury hotel. The hotel has a host of fantastic amenities which include three upscale lagoon pools designed with mosaic tiles and lined with palm trees; a fully-equipped fitness centre, a luxury spa (V Spa), a kids club with napping room and play area, chauffeur services to Festival City Mall, Dubai Mall and more.
5 Star Spa Facilities
Guests staying at Palazzo Versace also have unlimited access and use of the Pool and Beach facilities at Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai (although minimum spend of AED 200 is required per person). As part of this, Palazzo Versace offers complimentary pick-up and drop off services to Nikki Beach from Palazzo Versace Dubai and vice versa. This exclusive one of a kind arrangement once again highlights why Palazzo Versace is an exceptional choice for a luxury holiday in Dubai.