[Disclaimer]: If you’re into minimalist and understated design, this hotel is not for you. Styled on a 16th century Italian palace, this hotel is all about the gold antique furnishings, high ornate ceilings, Italian art and fashion, with splashes of bright colour and intricate patterns and, with every single piece of furniture and fabric in the hotel designed and made by Versace herself, is an absolute symbol of the extravagant Versace lifestyle. Dotted around the hotel are original sketches and prints of Versace’s designs and collections, which is a nice touch. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not one for ornate and OTT, I’m much more of a fan of a modern hotel, so although I was looking forward to living a plush lifestyle here for a few days, I was unsure what my opinion would be. The lobby can only be described as extravagant. There were huge glass tables filled with marble vases and ornaments, paisley settees dotted with patterned cushions and centered around rows of bright flowers and some form of chandelier lighting …
Although most of my recent travel has been independent travelling –backpacking style, I have been lucky enough in the past to have stayed at some truly beautiful places, my all time favourite being the One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai.
This post is part of my Photography series, showcasing my own snaps of everything from scenery, nature and wildlife to cityscapes, monuments and people – all from my personal travels around the world.
So my parents have just got back from the most amazing holiday in the Maldives. The hotel just looks incredible and unreal! I am extremely jealous and it’s definitely on my bucket list for the future. But the reason I’m writing this blog post is because on the way out they did a 3 night stopover in Dubai and hearing their stories and seeing their pictures reminded me of the many amazing times we spent in the Middle East on family holidays.