- From a Versace mansion to Villa Casa Casuarina
- The luxury hotel in Miami features a pool made with a 24karat gold tiles
Legendary designer, Gianni Versace’s former Mediterranean-style home is now a luxury hotel in Miami. From a mansion, it is now turned into The Villa Casa Casuarina which still reflects the designer’s glamourous lifestyle.
Gianni Versace is a famous Italian designer, and founder of Versace, the international fashion house. The brand is known for producing fragrances, make-up, clothes, and house furnishings.
He’s friends and worked with the biggest names such as Princess Diana of Wales, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Elton John, and Sting. Also, he’s one of the first designers who gave a big contribution of linking fashion to the music world.
On 1997, Versace was murdered in his own home, at the age of 50.
Since then, tourists stops at his former mansion to pose for pictures. And just recently, tourists flocks to Miami to stay and feel like royalty whilst staying at Versace’s former mansion.
What’s Inside this Luxury Hotel in Miami?
Did you know that Versace’s mansion is the Third Most Photographed Property in the U.S.? People would mistaken it as a mansion because of its divine aesthetic.
The three-storey building he purchased in 1992 and renovated for $33 million, was sold by Alden Freeman – Versace’s Standard Oil heir. According to Lacrosse Tribune, The Villa Casa Casuarina now is part of the Victor Hotels group, which acquired the mansion at a 2013 auction for $41.5 million.
The Villa Casa Casuarina has double-king-sized beds so large they require custom-made sheets, gaze at the ocean from his rooftop observatory. It also houses a gourmet restaurant established in Versace’s former dining room.
“The opportunity to sleep in Versace’s former bedroom stands out among other luxury hotel experiences, even in glitzy South Beach” – Joey Cargill from Manila
According to Chauncey Copeland, the hotel Manager, a resident artist maintains the mosaics and frescos that Versace has designed for his property, including the snake-haired Medusa head.
Also, the luxury hotel still has the pool made with a 24 karat gold tiles, known as the Million Mosaic Pool.