Versace will celebrate its newest Palazzo Versace Hotel & Resort in Dubai, with the grand opening event on November 15th. The party will be attended by Donatella Versace, Versace CEO Jonathan Akeroyd and a number of international supermodels.
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 interiors and furniture for each of the 215 rooms, creating a lifestyle experience that is the ultimate in Italian luxury. The five-star property features a world-class spa, an array of fine dining options, magnificent suites, spectacular pools and a kids 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, for the first time ever, Versace will be bringing its couture collection to Dubai, straight from the runway in Paris. Versace will be taking private appointments through 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 sales from this week to Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation created by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, working to improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries.
Donatella Versace said, “I am thrilled to attend the grand opening of Palazzo Versace Dubai. I visited the hotel prior to opening, and was amazed at its beauty. This truly is a luxury destination second to none in the world. 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.”
Raza Jafar, group CEO of Enshaa and Chairman of Palazzo Versace Dubai, said, “Our chairman, Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi, myself, our shareholders and the management of ENSHAA, are delighted to welcome our esteemed guests as well as our friends and supporters for the grand opening of our luxurious hotel. This project is not merely a financial investment but a lifestyle experience that is the epitome of Italian luxury. The grand opening will be 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.”