Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion has been transformed into a luxury hotel


If you’ve ever wanted to set foot in Gianni Versace’s Miami Beach mansion you’re in luck as the house has just been converted into a new luxury.

Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion was transform into a stunning hotel – Gianni Versace’s is still missed in the fashion world and still serves as inspiration for the upcoming fashion designers. If you are a fan of his work you can now stay at Villa Casa Casuarina, that was recently transformed into a luxury hotel.

With the debut of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the second season of American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy’s anthology series has sparked a renewed interest in serial killer Andrew Cunanan shocking 1997 murder spree, which ended with the murder of the famous fashion designer outside the gates of his house. But while the series rehashes the tragic events, which took place just over 20 years ago, it also gives an in-depth look at Versace’s stunning South Beach villa, which used the Versace mansion as a filming site.

Those wishing to fully immerse themselves in the late designer’s life will have an even greater opportunity to do so following the announcement that his former Miami home has been converted into a new luxury hotel.

Villa Casa Casuarina, the courtyard



Villa Casuarina / Versace Mansion Miami Beach

Versace was famously murdered on the steps of his sprawling mansion in 1997 and the house has long been a tourist hot spot, and a few times the decor of movies about his life. Now, it will reopen this year as Villa Casa Casuarina, offering visitors to the American city a chance to stay within its walls.

We actually have preserved what Versace created here and just augmented it with some modern touches for the convenience of our hotel guests and restaurant patrons.

Chauncey Copeland, Villa Casa Casuarina Hotel general manager

When Gianni Versace purchased the house in 1992, he also bought the Revere Hotel next door which he later knocked down to accommodate a pool as well as a new south wing for his home. Versace famously invested $32 million into the m.ansion, which had largely fell into disrepair since its 1930 construction. He turned its 24 apartments into ten suites – including bedrooms for his siblings Donatella and Santo, and beloved nieces and nephew Allegra and Daniel. The 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom, gated property is highlighted by a 54-foot long, thousand mosaic pool, lined in 24-karat gold, frescos, ornate statues and an open air courtyard.

In addition to the guestrooms, you also have the restaurant Gianni’s, which ‘offers a delicious blend of Italian and Mediterranean food and wine selections’. Decadent dishes include gnocchi di granchio, with New Orleans blue crab, vermouth wine, shallots, parmigiano-reggiano, truffles, and so much more. The reservations in this restaurant are required especially for dinner

Villa Casa Casuarina, upper terrace and pool deck

Villa Casuarina / Versace Mansion Miami Beach

Villa Casuarina / Versace Mansion Miami Beach


Villa Casa Casuarina, Million mosaic pool and loungers






Villa Casa Casuarina, Gianni’s Restaurant main dining room

Gianni's Restaurant at the Versace Mansion Miami Beach


Villa Casa Casuarina, Onyx Bar



Villa Casa Casuarina, The Villa Suite, formerly Gianni Versace’s room



Villa Casa Casuarina, The Venus Suite, former Donatella Versace’s room

Versace Mansion shoot 10.28.2013


The Aviary Suite, formerly Allegra Versace’s room



Villa Casa Casuarina, view from the rooftop terrace


Versace and Victor Hotels Miami Beach Florida

Like many international topmodels, Madonna, Elton John and Princess Diana were all friends of Versace and overnight guests at the villa. The fashion designer’s contemporaries like Diane von Fürstenberg and Halston were also frequent visitors, says Copeland. And now you can also be on the guests list.

We seriously can’t get over how stunning The Villa Casa Casuarina is and we can’t imagine what it’s like in real life. We’re definitely adding it to our list of dream places to stay!

The hotel is now open for bookings. Fore more information, visit






Donatella Versace – A long awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace


 Italian fashion brand, Versace, is globally renowned for its legendary luxury style. The fashion house has dedicated a highly intimate book, showcasing the visual history of Versace, since Donatella Versace become artistic director in 1997 – tasked by tragedy with projecting the brand into the future.

The ornately illustrated tome, simply entitled Versace archives the look of the Versace brand in the 21st century. Comprised of existing and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to cherished extracts at the Versace atelier, it defiantly captures Donatella’s interpretations.


The first book documenting Donatella Versace’s career and vision of the maison. Take a look at the Versace legacy, with a series of never-seen-before photos and notes.

Featuring the worlds most iconic fashion photographers and branded super models, including Richard Avedon, Steve Meisel and Mario Testino to Noami Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington it replicates the brands renowned identity.  Whilst also obtaining red-carpet coverage of Hollywood’s elite, adorned in dazzling Versace couture, this edition conveys the charming vivacity, the highest luxury, and the allure that define Versace and Donatella herself.

Versace is written by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, Rizzoli, New York

Haute Automobile: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Versace exposed

Two famous Italian names came together. An exclusive version of the new LP640 Murcielago, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Versace was uncovered today at the Paris Motor Show. The color white brings a feeling of peace; everything becomes lighter. This Versace edition also features a customized all-white exterior and a matching white interior. A touch of black in the otherwise white interiors accentuates the silhouettes. The name Murcielago LP640 refers to its engine position – longitudinal posterior – and to its power 640 bhp.

Designers and engineers have not only focused on reworking the engine, suspensions, gearbox, exhaust system, brakes and electronics, but also the interior and exterior design; improvements that make the Murcielago LP 640 the most extreme and fastest sports car in its class, placing it at the very top.

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Versace Edition will be one of the rarest limited edition Lamborghini ever produced. Just 10 units will produced each with a recommended sticker price of $1 million. Come into the beautiful world of Lamborghini.