After a long incubation period of five years, Palazzo Versace Dubai opened last month, in collaboration with Enshaa Group, and promises to be 'one of the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East'.
A unique hotel and resort located on the foreshore of the Dubai Creek in the UAE, the property features 215 suites and 169 exclusive condominiums together with several signature restaurants, a spa and the sophisticated range of Versace Home Collection products.
Artistic director Donatella Versace has exclusively designed the interiors and furniture for each of the 215 rooms, bringing the universe of Versace truly to life. Every detail is exquisite, from the ceilings hand-detailed in gold, to the finest marbles and mosaics.
Palazzo Versace Dubai will also be home to 169 residences, ranging from one to six bedrooms, each decorated and furnished in the true Versace style.
The interiors imagine the Versace lifestyle through the contemporary eye of atistic director Donatella Versace.
As one would expect, the hotel is covered in the iconic motifs of Versace such as the Medusa head, the Greek key and the house’s legendary prints, with many designs created exclusively for the hotel.
The grand lobby features an extraordinary 1000 sqm marble mosaic floor, with bespoke furniture and textiles decorated with peacocks, falcons and horses.
The all-day dining concept Giardino has marble flooring and columns, with the walls decorated in a special edition of the iconic jungle print from Versace Wallpaper collection. Meanwhile, Vanitas is designed like a classical Italian palace, with handmade wall decorations featuring the Grottesche Italiane.
Situated in the heart of the city, Palazzo Versace Dubai is at the centre of the new Culture Village, located on a prime waterfront plot with unobstructed views of the Dubai Creek.
'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,' says Gian Giacomo Ferraris, chief executive officer of Versace.
'In 2000, we have pioneered the luxury fashion branded hotels opening the first Palazzo Versace Gold Coast, Australia and today 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.'
Master developer ENSHAA PSC CEO, Raza Jafar, says: 'This is a very exciting time for the Palazzo Versace chain and we are thrilled to bring this iconic hotel to the exquisite, cosmopolitan city of Dubai. As always, we are especially thankful to our team who have been working hard to create a beautiful end product for our valued guests and to help provide them with an unforgettable experience during their visit.'
Following the opening of Palazzo Versace Dubai, the next Palazzo will be built in Macau, China.
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