MILAN — Versace’s second luxury hotel project has opened in Dubai. The Palazzo Versace Hotel was realized with Dubai-based developer Enshaa Group and includes 215 rooms, of which 65 are suites.
The interiors and furniture were designed by Donatella Versace, who reelaborated the brand’s iconic prints and motifs such as the Medusa head and the Greek Key, also creating designs exclusive to the venue. Ceilings are detailed by hand with gold décor. A marble mosaic floor in a Baroque motif stands out in the 10,800-square-foot lobby. Peacocks, falcons and horses decorate bespoke furniture and textiles.
“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 Versace’s chief executive officer Gian Giacomo Ferraris.
For all-day dining, the Giardino has marble flooring and columns, with the walls decorated in a special edition of the staple Jungle print from the Versace Wallpaper collection. The Vanitas restaurant is reminiscent of a classical Italian palace, with handmade wall decorations featuring the historical motifs of the Grottesche Italiane. The luxury complex also includes a spa and 169 residences, ranging from one to six bedrooms.
Situated in the heart of the city, the palazzo is at the center of the new Culture Village, located on a waterfront overlooking Dubai Creek.
In Dubai, Enshaa has developed structures including the Emirates Financial Towers and the D1 Tower.
Versace was a pioneer in luxury fashion-branded hotels as it opened the first Palazzo Versace Gold Coast on Australia’s exclusive Gold Coast tourist strip of Queensland in 2000, in collaboration with Australian property developer Sunland Group Ltd. Following the opening of the Dubai hotel, which was delayed a few times over the years, the next palazzo will be built in Macau, a project first unveiled in 2013.