PALAZZO VERSACE, AUSTRALIA
What is it? Featured in countless TV shows, Versace’s Palazzo on Australia’s Gold Coast is considered by many to be the world’s first fully fashion-branded hotel. What’s so fab? This breathtaking hotel decked from top to toe in Versace fabrics and furnishings has its own private 90-berth marina, a magnificent spa, and a pool surrounded by luxurious cabanas with its own sandy beach. What about rooms? 200 rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, parquetry flooring and open-plan bathrooms with huge spa baths. There are also 72 condominiums, with vast private terraces, sunken lounges, fully equipped kitchens and private marina berthing, if required. What else should I know? The hotel’s three gourmet restaurants serve a range of carefully crafted Australian food treats, while cocktails and snacks are on the menu of Le Jardin bar. How much? Rooms from Dh1,151 a night, www.palazzoversace.com.au.
Step back in time at this charming hotel set in a centuries-old house, complete with medieval tower and displays of 20th-century art