Almost 14 years after his death, Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion has been reopened as a luxury hotel. The boutique hotel, which will fully reopen at the end of March features 10 suites and a 54 foot swimming pool lined with 24-carat gold, which was designed by Versace himself.
Situated in South Beach, Miami, the five-star property was the scene where the Italian designer died; he was shot dead on its front steps by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997, but now has been transformed into what the new owners say is the ‘ultimate sensory experience’.
Rooms range in size from the 434sq-ft Medallion Suite to the 1,428sq-ft Venus Suite, featuring two private balconies and access to the swimming pool. Guests can also stay in the Italian designer’s former bedroom; the 1,174sq-ft Villa Suite features a 9ft double king-size bed, two private balconies and an ornate ensuite shower room.
The mansion, officially named Casa Casuarina for over a decade is still known as ‘the Versace mansion’ by local residents.
Prices start from $795 (approximately £475) per night.