Versace celebrated its newest Palazzo Versace Hotel & Resort, in Dubai, with a grand opening event hosted by Donatella Versace and Versace CEO Jonathan Akeroyd. International supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen and Natasha Poly joined the party together with A-listers and influencers from the GGC countries.
The new Palazzo Versace sits in the heart of the Dubai Cultural Village, and its architecture is reminiscent of a 16th century Italian palace, with subtle traces of Arabian influence. Versace Artistic Director, Donatella Versace has exclusively designed the furniture and interior for each of the 215 rooms, creating the ultimate lifestyle experience in Italian luxury. The five-star property features a world-class spa, an array of fine dining options, magnificent suites, spectacular pools and a children’s club.
The Palazzo Versace Dubai is the second Versace resort property in the world; the first opened in 2000, and is located on the Gold Coast, Australia.
On the occasion of the grand opening event, Versace has brought its couture collection to Dubai for the first time ever, straight from the runway in Paris. Versace will be taking private appointments throughout the week, so that the Emirates clientele may meet with the Versace Atelier team in person and review the collection. The esteemed couturiers from Milan will be on premise at Palazzo Versace for this exclusive occasion. Versace will donate a portion of the couture orders from this week to Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organization created by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, working to improve access to quality primary education for children in developing countries.
Donatella Versace said, “I am so excited to host the Grand Opening of Palazzo Versace Dubai. I visited the hotel prior to opening, and was amazed by its beauty. This truly is a luxury destination second to none in the world. I’ve also been excited to bring our couture collection to Dubai for the first time ever. We’re so happy to be able to bring the Versace experience to the Middle East.”
Raza Jafar, CEO of the Enshaa group and Chairman of Palazzo Versace Dubai, said, “Our Chairman Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal al Qassimi, myself, our shareholders and the management of ENSHAA have been delighted to welcome our Highnesses, excellences, Donatella Versace as well as our friends and supporters for the grand opening of our luxurious hotel. This project is not merely a financial investment but the culmination of the hard work and collaboration from our dedicated team. The grand opening is a testament to how Palazzo Versace Dubai combines exquisite taste with the highest quality of service, creating a hotel experience that is unlikely to be forgotten.”