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Dubai's new luxury hotel opens doors in fine style

Donatella Versace: “The United Arab Emirates is a very important market for Versace”

The city serves as a launch pad for Versace’s most extravagant hotel – Palazzo Versace

Dubai, 16th November 2016

Hospitality industry in the UAE remains firm on its growth trajectory with the launch of top-tier and breath-taking landmark projects. Continuing its positive momentum, The Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai opened its doors in fine style at Dubai Cultural Village yesterday.  Launched by, Sheikh Tariq Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman of Enshaa Group, the inauguration took place in the esteemed presence of Donatella Versace, top government officials, celebrities, world designers, models and VIPs from around the world.

Billed as ‘the most luxurious hotel in the Middle East’, the five-star Palazzo Versace embraces Versace’s Artistic Director – Donatella Versace’s style, creating a lifestyle experience that is the ultimate in Italian luxury.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Sheikh Tariq Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman of Enshaa Group said, “The official opening of the Palazzo Versace marks a new era in hospitality for Dubai. The Palazzo Versace is more than a hotel; it is symbolic of the Versace lifestyle and sets a new standard that is currently unrivalled in the GCC region. Without a doubt, the Palazzo Versace is a jewel in the crown of Dubai’s thriving, world-class market.”


The Palazzo Versace Dubai is only the second Versace-themed hotel in the world, after the one in Gold Coast, Australia. The 215 room hotel is an architecture mix of 16th century Italian palaces and a few Arabian influences. The hotel is homage to the Versace brand and features Donatella Versace’s exquisite details. From gold ceilings to the marble floors and columns, the hotel has been custom-made to represent Versace’s unique style, affirming Palazzo Versace’s growing reputation as one of the most sought after destinations in the world.

Commenting on the launch of the high-end hotel, Donatella Versace said, “I am thrilled to attend the grand opening of Palazzo Versace Dubai. I’m also excited to bring our couture collection to Dubai for the first time ever. The United Arab Emirates is a very important market for Versace, and we have many brand loyalists living there. We’re so happy to be able to bring the Versace experience to the Middle East.”

Palazzo Versace’s interior is truly one of a kind, as every piece of furniture and fabric in its rooms and suites is designed and made by House of Versace exclusively for the hotel. Combining the old school glamour with the finest hospitality, the Palazzo Versace boasts swanky suites, eight Versace-themed restaurants, a world-class spa, spectacular pools and a kids club. Touted as the perfect illustration of grandeur and opulence, Versace’s design beautifully showcases detailed Italian hand craftsmanship, successfully fusing it with Middle Eastern opulence and grandeur to successfully create a perfect balance. 

From the best hotel in the world to the tallest, Dubai continues to surprise its residents and visitors with new achievements and ground-breaking projects.


About Palazzo Versace Dubai
Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscaped gardens, and a range of well-crafted Italian furnishings, the hotel is truly symbolic of the Versace lifestyle.

Set in the heart of the Culture Village, less than 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and 8 minutes away from Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, Palazzo Versace Dubai is conveniently located along the shores of the historic Dubai Creek. On arrival one is welcomed by the striking ‘Pietra di Fiume’ design of the iconic Medusa and Greek décor.

A walk through the 5-star hotel’s public spaces reveals several exclusive designs and fabrics from the House of Versace, while the lagoon pools and reflection ponds complement the serenity of the lush gardens that surround the hotel – a true luxury retreat for leisure travellers.

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