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Fashion Hotels: Donatella's Palazzo Versace

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  Site Where: Sea World Drive | Main Beach,, Gold Coast, Australia, MC 4217
August 17, 2006 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Donatella Versace took her family fashion house to Australia's Gold Coast for her first foray in the hotel business back in 2000.

Unlike Ferragamo, which prefers to keep its hotels sparse with Ferragamo products, the Palazzo Versace displays a "Versace lifestyle" just about everywhere. As the website says about the hotel's accommodations, "Every piece of furniture is unmistakably Versace."

Naturally, this includes the linens, the rugs, the cutlery, and the toiletries found within the place. The hallways are also lined with artwork by the late Gianni Versace. And of course, this place would not be complete without a Versace boutique.

Aside from Versace amenities, the hotel also features a fresh water lagoon, a spa, and a marina but sadly no half-naked hunks to carry you around on a chaise lounge.

The reviews on this place are mixed, largely due to the hotel's location facing Sea World Drive and high prices (rooms start at about $520):

overall $3000 later, it was no big deal, could of bought a versace dress and bragged about that more.

So you have to decide would you rather wear Versace or live it?

Related Stories:
· Designer Hotels [Forbes]
· Palazzo Versace reviews [TripAdvisor]

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Reports From Versace's Design Hotel

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  Site Where: Sea World Drive, Gold Coast, Australia
December 21, 2005 at 11:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

We still have a couple years before the Versace clan opens their Dubai hotel, so why not check in with the world's lone Versace hotel.

Palazzo Versace is located twenty minutes from Brisbane, on Australia's overbuilt Gold Coast, and the 287 rooms are opulently over the top, as one would expect.  

Since opening back in 2000, guest reviews of the Palazzo Versace have been hit or miss.

Here is what a recent guest had to say about the design hotel:

We stayed at the versace for 3 nights and the rooms were beautiful. There is beautiful perfume, shampoo and some shower gel. The condominium suite was huge. The pool was big and the water was heated. the pool bar food could of been a bit nicer and the service quicker. there is alot of kids at the versace so I think there should be a kids club for them.

As usual, service leads the list of guest complaints.  We shall see if Versace learns their lesson before opening their Dubai property.

Stay tuned.

Related Stories:
·   Versace Hotel Coming To Dubai  [HotelChatter]
·   Palazzo Versace Reviews [TripAdvisor]