Versace has ventured into the world of real estate design and development, making itself much more than a fashion brand, and maybe even more than a lifestyle brand! Palazzo Versace, a new luxury hotel opened in Dubai on November 9, 2015. Developed in joint venture between Versace and a UAE developer Enshaa Group, the hotel and resort is located on the foreshore of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

And what’s so special about it? The interiors and furniture of each of Palazzo Versace Hotel’s 215 suites has been designed by Donatella Versace herself. The hotel interiors also use the range of Versace Home Collection, and really combines fashion, luxury and lifestyle. Plus, it claims to be “the most luxurious hotel the Middle East has ever seen”. How much of that’s true is yet to be seen, but now we do have a hotel on our bucketlist to go, stay in and review!

Let’s check out these pics of the hotel:

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Night View of Palazzo Versace Hotel
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Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai: Swimming Pool
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Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai: Grand Suite
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Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai: the Vanitas Restaurant is designed like a classical Italian palace with handmade Grottesche Italiane

Palazzo Versace: Architecture/ Interior Design Analysis

The hotel also has more of Versace-style interiors in 169 condominiums, randing from one to six bedrooms. The hotel’s interiors feature lots of signature Versace elements, such as the Medusa Head and the Greek Key. As an architect, I can also make out that the hotel interiors also use tons of Greek motifs and elements, which are typically found in Greek architecture, sculptures and art. Wanna take a look?

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Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai: Main Lobby
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Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai: Executive Suite
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Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai: Residence Living Room

What did you think of this new hotel? Would you like to visit? Comment below! 🙂

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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com

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