A regal Italian hospitality experience in the desert
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.
RUSSELL LOUGHLAND APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING AT PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI