If a city were to be built in line with Versace's maximalist aesthetic, the outcome would probably look a lot like Dubai. This observation evidently hasn't been lost on the brand's artistic director, Donatella Versace, who is set to open the Palazzo Versace – a 215-room luxury hotel in the Emirate billed as "the most luxurious that the Middle East has ever seen."
With ceilings that have been hand-detailed in gold, combined with the finest mosaics and tiles imaginable, the Palazzo Versace's interiors are a physical representation of the brand's opulent lifestyle, depicted through Donatella's eyes. The grand lobby features a 1000-square-meter mosaic marble floor while the walls are covered in a special edition of the iconic jungle print from Versace's wallpaper collection.
Opening its doors this month, the Palazzo Versace Dubai is the second in the franchise, which made its debut in the hospitality game 15 years ago on Australia's Gold Coast.
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