Hotel Victor Unveils Its New Look (And Plans to Merge With Versace's Mansion Too!)
The other week we could scarcely believe the news that the new owners of Gianni Versace's South Beach mansion-turned-hotel would want to merge their new acquisition with their existing hotel--The Hotel Victor. After all, we though the Victor was supposed to be property of the Pomeranc brothers, formerly of Thompson Hotels.
But no, the Victor is now solely under the Nakash family who owns Jordache Enterprises. We know, Jordache Jeans and Versace in one place? Only in South Beach.
As for the Victor, the hotel has officially reopened after an impressive $8 million renovation that gave the hotel more of a "beachhouse vibe" with new guestrooms and oceanfront suites as well as an updated pool scene and cabanas, and a new lobby designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Amenities now include free WiFi, communal computers and complimentary beach cruisers, which let's face it, is the fastest way to get around South Beach in high season. Unless you've brought your own rollerblades, of course.
The 10,000-sq.ft. V Spa will also get some new management next month, when NFC Amenity Management comes in to take over.
We don't have much to go on as far as the Victor-Versace merger but we can imagine that the Versace house will serve as the hotel's ultra-luxe suites. And maybe, some Versace-branded items will work its way over to the Victor. But of course, we'll stay on top of this for you.
Rates this weekend start at $167 a night. Get it while it lasts.
[Photos: Ken Hayden for Hotel Victor]