Palazzo Versace, Dubai
Al Jadaf, Culture village,
Date of Creation
November 2015, Grand opening November 2016
Hotel General Manager
Sandra commenced work on Palazzo Versace Dubai as head of Palazzo Versace Global roll out in 2005. She returned to ENSHAA in March 2012 to provide operator input. Over this time, Sandra has worked closely with House of Versace and ENSHAA Services Group on design, development, FF&E, OS&E and all brand related items directly with HOV. From 2013-2015, Sandra also was the Acting CEO for Signature Club International and responsible for opening Capital Club East Africa. She now holds dual roles as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for Palazzo Versace Dubai.
5 star luxury hotel
Palazzo Versace Dubai is Dubai’s first and only urban retreat! An exclusive “urban resort” with a waterfront location, it will be the end destination for the discerning global traveler visiting Dubai.
History & Story
Palazzo Versace Dubai is a luxury hotel and resort located on the foreshore of the Dubai Creek the 215 rooms and the 169 exclusive condominiums together with several signature restaurants, a spa and the sophisticated range of Versace Home Collection products are brought together to create the Palazzo Versace Dubai – a truly unique lifestyle location.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
o 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.
o The music legend Quincy Jones’ first ever bar, Q’s
o Hotel won 16 awards including the Middle East hospitality Awards 2017 – Best luxury hotel of the year
o Mansour Memarian has been appointed Executive Chef at Palazzo Versace Dubai. He earned his first Michelin star in 2006, at Jagdhof Glashütte in Germany, in just eight months as Head Chef. In 2008, he was named the “Best International Chef” in Austria and his cookbook “Gourmet Raffinessen” was voted Best Cookbook in the same country.
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.
Key sites/activities in the area
Dubai Creek, Dubai Fesitval city mall, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dhow cruise, seawings, Gold/spice souk, Burj Khalifa
A series of artworks set in the hallways feature sketches of the fabulous Atelier Versace gowns.
The ceilings in the lobby are hand-detailed in gold
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.
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.
Mabi, won the UAE receptionist of the year 2017 award
Home to the little ones at Palazzo Versace Dubai, this Kids Club features a main play area with table games, arts & crafts, console games and movies, and a very stylish nap room/play area with primary-colored flooring designed by Versace. The Kids Club is open to children aged 4 to 12 years old
Number of suites: 65
o Junior Suite (15) – 95 sqm
o Attic Junior Suite – creek view (6) – 120 sqm
o Attic Junior Suite – culture village view (6) – 120 sqm
o Grand Suite (34) – 130 sqm
o Signature Suite (2) – 214 sqm
o Imperial Suite (2) – 1,200 sqm
Number of Luxury rooms: 150
o Deluxe Versace – culture village view (92) – 50 sqm
o Premier Versace – creek view (58) – 52 sqm
Number of Residences : 169
o Two Bedroom (Simplex) – 6 Culture Village, 8 Creek View
o Three Bedroom (Simplex) – 1 Culture Village, 6 Creek View
o Three Bedroom (Duplex) – 1 Creek View
o Three Bedroom Penthouse – 1 Creek View
o Four Bedroom (Duplex) – 1 Culture Village
o Four Bedroom Penthouse – 1 Creek View
o Timber parquet flooring throughout bedroom
o Stone mosaic tiling throughout living areas
o Carrera marble tiling and hand crafted mosaic wall décor in bathroom
o Uniquely designed furniture fashioned by Versace
o Functional work desk in bedroom with media connectivity panel
o Walk-in wardrobe
o Hollywood style vanity table
o Tea and coffee making facilities
o 55” high definition LED television in all room
o Access to executive Lounge (applicable only to Suite bookings)
Restaurants & Bars
o Vanitas – Italian signature restaurant
o Enigma – Persian restaurant
o Giardino – International cuisine with live cooking stations
o La Vita – Lifestyle bar
o Amalfi – West pool outdoor restaurant
o Gazebo – Outdoor shisha lounge
o Q’s Bar and Lounge – Ultra chic venue with live entertainment
o Mosaico – Lobby lounge
WellnessCorporate & Celebration Events
3 Swimming pools – Ischia (Eastern pool), Capri (Central pool) and portofino (Western pool)
o The SPA – Almost 1000 sqm of wellness typifies the stunning boutique spa. The SPA includes 7 luxurious treatment rooms and 1 exquisite spa suite complete with its own private Jacuzzi, monsoon rain shower and full changing facilities.
o The SPA offers dedicated male and female thermal suites each containing a spa pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge, spacious changing facilities and a luxury Moroccan hammam sanctuary.
Corporate & Celebration Events
o Gala grand ballroom with a seating capacity of 550 guests in a banquet setting and 900 guests in a cocktail setting
o 3 fully equipped meeting rooms, Milani, Roma and Venezia with a maximum capacity of 50 guests
o Business center with 3 meeting rooms each with a maximum capacity of 16 guests
o Pre-function foyer
Extra Notable Features
Palazzo Versace Dubai guests can now enjoy basking under the sun and sand of Nikki Beach with our beach access and complimentary transfers (minimum spend of AED 200 per person for adults and AED 100 for 6 to 12 year old, Children below 6 years are free of charge, Complimentary transfers to/from Nikki Beach and Palazzo Versace Dubai)
Complimentary shuttle to Dubai Mall, Festival City Mall, Dubai Parks & Resorts
Hotel guests can enjoy a complimentary photo session with the most stylish Falcon perched on a Versace-designed stand every Friday between 12pm to 3pm in the hotel lobby.
CANZONE AL PALAZZO
Unwind over the weekend at Mosaico in the company of the versatile vocalist Paul Bester and Dale Nichols whose musical talents range from classical to commercial, and include genres such as Soul, Blues and Rock.
Fridays, from 5pm to 8pm
Saturdays, from 3pm to 6pm
APERITIVO AT MOSAICO
Experience the chilled vibes of Mosaico terrace for an Aperitivo before going to our award-winning restaurants for your sumptuous meal. Enjoy our innovative cocktails and complimentary antipasto while listening to live DJ entertainment.
Every Wednesday, from 6pm to 8pm
Hotel and restaurant Awards
o Travel + Leisure India – Best destination Spa 2017
o UAE receptionist of the Year 2017
o Middle East hospitality Awards 2017 – Best luxury hotel of the year
o International hotel awards 2017 – Best hotel website, Best hotel marketing and best wedding venue
o World luxury restaurant awards 2017 – Best ambience/romantic atmosphere and best fine dining cuisine
o World Luxury spa awards 2017 – Best luxury emerging spa
o Leaders in Hospitality awards – leading hotel spa 2017
o Gulf real estate awards – Best real estate project (Hotel) 2017
o Best venue for intimate weddings and celebrations 2017
o Food and Travel GCC Awards 2017 – Best destination hotel and best casual chic restaurant
o Asia Awards of excellence – Asia’s most excellent designer hotel 2017
o Webawards 2016 – Hotel and lodging standard of excellence
o World luxury hotel awards 2016
o Middle east hotel awards – best new hotel 2016
o Preferred hotels and resorts 2016 awards of excellence
o Travel + Leisure India – Best new hotel 2016
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