Palazzo Versace Opens in Macao

There’s no better way to experience the Versace lifestyle than to live in it, which will be made possible to visitors for the first time in the Asian market with the opening of Palazzo Versace in Macao.

The hotel blends neoclassical European architecture with the Milanese fashion houses’ iconic motifs, such as the Medusa head and the geometric Greek and Baroque prints. Other key design features of Palazzo Versace Macau include symbols rooted in local Chinese customs, such as the chrysanthemum flower and an ornate dragon.

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Located within the Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau and taking over three towers, the hotel offers 271 rooms and suites across 12 floors. Inside the hotel suites, bespoke linens and upholsteries are created by Versace Home, which began operating under a licensing agreement inked in 2020 with Luxury Living, part of Lifestyle Design Group.

The hotel features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a wellness retreat, personal training studio and two Italian restaurants.

According to the hotel’s official website, room rates range from about $150 to $500 per night.

The project was developed in a venture with SJM Resorts, which is controlled by the family of Macao real estate mogul Stanley Ho.

To celebrate the opening, Donatella Versace, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, global brand ambassador Rosy Zhao, Chinese supermodel Ming Xi, Mario Ho, Pansy Ho, and many more members of the Ho family, showed up at the opening party on Saturday.

Donatella Versace and John Legend
Donatella Versace and John Legend

”It is wonderful to bring together so many friends for such a special event to mark the opening,” said Donatella Versace, Versace’s chief creative officer. “I know that Palazzo Versace will continue this warm welcome for every guest who comes to visit, for many years to come.”

“I am thrilled that our efforts are contributing to a new dimension in Macao’s status as a world center of tourism and leisure, attracting a broader spectrum of discerning travelers from across the globe,” said Daisy Ho, managing director of SJM Resorts.

There are currently two Palazzo Versace hotels in the world.

In 2016, Palazzo Versace opened in Dubai. The project was developed as a joint venture with United Arab Emirates-based property developer Enshaa Group.

The very first Versace hotel, located at Australia’s Gold Coast, originally opened in 2000. The project was conceptualized by Gianni Versace before his death. However, the branding agreement ended in early 2023.

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