Palazzo Versace Dubai: An Italian Opulence Among The Dunes

Lara Mansour   |   10 - 04 - 2018

The concept of Palazzo Versace Dubai represents the beauty and the luxury, which the Versace brand is famous for. It brings all the elements of the inspirational Versace world into a single destination to allow everyone to experience the ultimate Versace lifestyle.



Set in the heart of Culture Village, less than 15 minutes away from the international airport, Palazzo Versace Dubai is located on prime waterfront with unobstructed views of the Dubai Creek. . This specific location of the hotel mirrors the same sense of place as a grand hotel setting in the Lago Maggiore or Lake Como.


Design & Architecture

The architectural style of Palazzo Versace Dubai hotel and residences represents the merging of a traditional neo-classical Italian palace with recognizable Arabic architectural elements.

The interiors showcase the Versace lifestyle through the contemporary eyes of Artistic Director Donatella Versace. The iconic motifs of Versace are present in each detail such as the Medusa head, the Greek key and the House’s legendary prints, with many designs created exclusively for Palazzo Versace Dubai.


The ceilings are hand-detailed in gold and complement the impressive chandelier lights on the grand foyer.

A Versace floral pattern typifies the grand foyer chandelier, shaped to appear as if moved by a soft breeze, bringing delicacy to 3000 kg of hand-blown Bohemian glass.

The floors in the upper lobby are made of Cremo Delicato marble from Italy. The overall colours of the Palazzo are an explicit reference to the desert.


The name refers to the outstanding 1000 sqm marble mosaic flooring set in the lower part of the grand lobby. It is a hand-crafted masterpiece of approximately 1.5milion pieces of mosaic made by the famous Italian manufacturer of mosaics and marbles, FANTINI Group. The décor is inspired by a heritage pattern from Versace’s archive.

Versace Boutiques

Located on the west wing of Palazzo Versace Dubai, are the Versace boutiques: Versace Fine Jewellery, Young Versace and Versace Home.

Kids’ Club

Home to the little ones, this kids’ club, features a room for napping, a room for bedtime stories and a very stylish play area with primary coloured flooring designed by Versace.

The Spa

Located on the ground floor west wing of Palazzo Versace Dubai, The Spa has seven treatment rooms, a spa suite and hair & make-up salon. Both the ladies and gentlemen’s relaxation areas have plunge pools, hammams and saunas.

Almost 1000sqm of wellness typify the new Versace spa.  Its marble floors of Granito Nero Assoluto match the grey degrade mosaics and the white birch wood walls with mother-of- pearl details. The plunge pools are in vibrant turquoise mosaics. The décor’s motifs belong to the sea world: cornucopias interlaced with small seashells and embellished curlicues.


With a full selection of cardio and strength training equipment from the cutting edge TechnoGym, including cross trainers, treadmills, bikes and free weights, our gym offers a variety of options for guests to keep fit while relaxing in the lap of luxury at Palazzo Versace Dubai.


Located at the west lagoon pool, Amalfi features an al fresco dining venue. This tranquil poolside bar and restaurant offers traditional cooking techniques to prepare classic Mediterranean fare that includes healthy salads and authentic Italian pizzas – the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing sundowner by the waterside.

Q’s Bar and Lounge

The music legend Quincy Jones’ first ever bar, Q’s is set to become Dubai’s most desirable venue for live entertainment. The living room-like space will feature performances from an ever-changing schedule of acts of next generation stars directed by Quincy himself.


Unfolding over the course of a year, Enigma brings food connoisseurs evolutionary culinary tales of mystery and delight, each lasting just for a limited time.

Diners can now experience the third chapter of Enigma’s journey. ‘The Inside Story’ will see Enigma bring Turkish cuisine to life in a new and creative way which is sure to captivate the imagination.


This restaurant presents marble “terrazzo” flooring, columns and wallpapers inspired by the jungle motif of Versace wallpaper collection. The colours switch from green, light green and ivory. The crockery belongs to an exclusive line “Rosenthal meets Versace” collection, inspired by “Les Reves Byzantines”.


Facing the Ischia pool, lies Gazebo –  a shisha lounge adjacent to Giardino where guests can enjoy a selection of Moroccan, Turkish and Lebanese mezze outdoors, or simply enjoy a variety of shisha flavours.

La Vita

This chic and vibrant smoke-free bar upholstered in leather and matelassé textile with the iconic Vanitas motif is the perfect place to meet after work hours. La Vita features innovative cocktails, carefully selected boutique wines by the glass and crafted beers.


Like in a traditional Italian palace, Vanitas restaurant is typified with hand-made decoration on the walls featuring the so-called “Grottesche Italiane”. The grotesque is a traditional decoration used in the Renaissance age, after the rooms of the Nerone’s Domus Aurea painted with the fanciful motif has been discovered.

On the bottom wall stands a beautiful century landscape that reminds of a painting from Versace’s archive, while the furniture is typified by classy yet bold red and blue colours. The renowned dinner service ‘Medusa Blue’ by ‘Rosenthal meets Versace’ collection perfectly complements the environment.

Gala Ballroom

A magnificent area conceived for outstanding events, the Gala ballroom could be divided into three separate spaces. Its pre-function room leading up to the entrance of the ballroom features classical columns.

The interiors boast of a carpet reflecting an archival Versace Barocco print in gold and violet that measure 600sqm. Three high windows overlooking the so-called Hypogeum garden, while majestic frescos with symbolic animals of the Arabian culture – i.e. the Peacock and the Falcon adorn the three niches of the ballroom. The staircase leading to the foyer level is made of Cremo Delicato marble and is complemented by a stunning Bohemian crystal chandelier.

Signature Suites

Located on the 9th floor of the hotel, the Signature Suites measure up to 300sqm and present an entrance hall, a powder room, a dining room, a living room and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Wooden floorings match the Cremo Delicato; Giallo Siena or Verde Laguna marble slabs while the walls are decorated with Versace wallpaper collections.

The Imperial Suites

Set on the two-leveled top floors of the Palazzo is the magnificent Imperial Suites. The first presents a heritage design concept with neoclassical elements and a delicate colour palette: the floorings come in Verde Laguna marble mosaic alternated with Grey Delicato or Giallo Siena marble as well as wooden floors; the furniture belonging to the iconic Vanitas collection by Versace Home.

The Imperial Suites are made of almost 1200 sqm and each has two levels. Both feature an entrance hall, a magnificent marble staircase, a dining room, a living room, an office, a lounge and entertainment room, a cocktail room, two master bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms, a gym and sauna. The terrace unveils an outdoor private pool and garden.



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