Palazzo Versace Dubai Wins Best Hotel Lobby at Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018
Palazzo Versace Dubai has been awarded Best Hotel Lobby accolade at Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2018, held on April 29th at St. Regis Dubai.
A reputable jury comprising some of the region’s key experts have presented Mosaico at Palazzo Versace Dubai the Best Hotel Lobby Award for its distinctive design. The venue is a masterpiece which combines the Italian craftsmanship and the elegance of a fashion-branded space. The interiors showcase the Versace lifestyle through the contemporary eyes of Artistic Director Donatella Versace, the iconic motifs of Versace being present in each detail such as the Medusa head, the Greek key and the House’s legendary prints.
The furniture at Mosaico has been carefully designed to provide an intimate experience, ensuring that guests are fully immersed in the Versace lifestyle. A series of artworks set in the hallways feature sketches of the fabulous Atelier Versace gowns. The result is spectacular and developed in context with Palazzo Versace’s natural surroundings and local heritage.
The lobby features an extraordinary 1000sqm marble mosaic floor, with bespoke furniture and textiles decorated with peacocks, falcons and horses, exclusively designed by Versace for the hotel. The grand chandelier ‘Golden Breeze’ that welcomes guests right at the entrance is made of amber-tone and crystal-clear elements and is based on a classic Versace arabesque pattern, shaped to appear as if moved by a soft breeze, bringing delicacy to 3000 kgs of hand-blown glass.
The lobby mosaic marble carpet is composed of 1.5 million pieces, hand cut and laid piece by piece. The mosaic was designed in conjunction with Fantini Mosaici who have created masterpieces in the UAE (Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, The Sheikh Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque).
Palazzo Versace Dubai has also been named The Best Luxury Hotel in 2017 by Ctrip – the leading online travel agent in China, with more than 250 million customers, and the second largest travel agency in the world. The accolade, which involved 25 million of Ctrip users and an esteemed panel of judges from across the industry, recognizes Palazzo Versace Dubai as the top choice for the luxury Chinese travellers.
The Russian-speaking travellers have recognized Palazzo Versace Dubai as well. During a gala ceremony that has been recently held in Baku, Azerbaijan, the luxury travel consultancy agency CHANCE, which is based in Ukraine, have named Palazzo Versace Dubai the “Best Design Hotel”. Chance Travel Awards are dedicated to distinguishing and rewarding the elite of the tourism industry and promote the most luxurious properties from all over the world in Ukraine.
Accepting the awards, Sandra Tikal, General Manager, said “Guest and team experience is at the heart of hospitality and requires passion and commitment. We are very happy that we proved this right at Palazzo Versace Dubai, and we are thankful that both our guests and partners recognize and appreciate our hard work to remain at the top of the luxury travel industry.”