A re­gal Ital­ian hos­pi­tal­ity ex­pe­ri­ence in the desert

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The Palazzo Ver­sace Dubai, in its 18 months of ex­is­tence, has fast been cap­tur­ing the imag­i­na­tion of lux­ury va­ca­tion­ers in this desert king­dom.

Fea­tur­ing 215 ho­tel rooms and suites, eight world-renowned restau­rants headed by lead­ing in­ter­na­tional chefs, mag­nif­i­cent swim­ming pools and ex­trav­a­gant dé­cor, it gives you a one-ofkind, ex­pe­ri­ence of op­u­lent hos­pi­tal­ity.

Ar­chi­tec­turally, the ho­tel is awe in­spir­ing as it stands ma­jes­ti­cally over­look­ing the his­toric Dubai Creek. Rem­i­nis­cent of a 16th cen­tury Ital­ian Palace, it is a neo­clas­si­cal mas­ter­piece with sub­tle traces of Ara­bian ar­chi­tec­ture. Fea­tur­ing a strik­ing en­trance, high ceil­ings, land­scaped gar­dens, and a range of well-crafted Ital­ian fur­nish­ings, the ho­tel is truly sym­bolic of the Ver­sace life­style. The strik­ing ‘Pi­etra di Fi­ume’ de­sign of the iconic Me­dusa that greets you on en­trance, the Greek dé­cor, the ex­clu­sive de­signs and fab­rics from the House of Ver­sace that adorn the pub­lic spa­ces, the la­goon pools and re­flec­tion ponds that com­ple­ment the seren­ity of the lush gar­dens that sur­round the ho­tel – ev­ery­thing about the Palazzo Ver­sace com­bines to make it a true lux­ury re­treat for leisure trav­ellers.

The din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at the Palazzo Ver­sace Dubai is an­other as­pect that sets it clearly apart from its peers. Van­i­tas, the Ital­ian restau­rant, es­pe­cially draws ac­co­lades from dis­cern­ing din­ers, both for the ex­cep­tional qual­ity of its menu, par­tic­u­larly the seafood, as well as its el­e­gantly glam­orous dé­cor and Ver­sace porce­lain table­ware. The other restau­rants at the ho­tel are not far be­hind ei­ther and have rapidly ac­quired a fan­base that vis­its them for their spe­cial­i­ties. The fresh and crunchy Blanched Shrimp at the Giardino, for in­stance, is one item on the menu that has din­ers ask­ing for more.

Cus­tomers are also lav­ish in their praise of the un­ob­tru­sive yet wholly at­ten­tive ser­vice of the staff - an ac­com­plish­ment in­deed, es­pe­cially in a lo­ca­tion like Dubai, where hos­pi­tal­ity ser­vice is rated highly.

Set in the heart of the Cul­ture Vil­lage, the Palazzo Ver­sace is less than 15 min­utes away from Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port and 8 min­utes from Burj Khal­ifa and down­town Dubai. Sea­soned hote­lier Rus­sell Lough­land has taken over as Di­rec­tor of Sales and Mar­ket­ing at the Palazzo Ver­sace, Dubai. He will be di­rectly re­spon­si­ble for over­see­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the sales and mar­ket­ing strat­egy in line with driv­ing growth re­gion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. With over 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try, Rus­sell has held ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions at sev­eral lux­ury brands in­clud­ing Shangri-la, Fair­mont, Banyan Tree and Rose­wood, as well as lead­ing in­de­pen­dent prop­er­ties in­clud­ing the Yas Ho­tel in Abu Dhabi and the Re­gency Kuwait.



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