Gianni Versace's former palazzo " Casa Casuarina " in Miami has been exquisitely restored and transformed into the Villa by Barton G, a 10-suite boutique hotel with five-star amenities and British-trained butlers assigned to each room.
Purchased in January 2010 by Miami restaurateur, event impresario and philanthropist Barton G.Weiss, the Villa feels more like a private residence than a hotel. Weiss spared no expense in this ambitious, three-month overhaul of the property. Suites come with 24-karat-gold bath fixtures, ceiling frescoes, Kindle readers, cashmere and mink throws and more.... Despite the changes, Weiss respected the bones and the soul of the Villa, and kept much of the fashion designer's vision intact, right down to the Versace china used in the dining room.
Opulence, elegance and lush, you find them all in the Villa by Barton G.
Entrance of the Villa
The pool with its 1,000 mosaic tiles lined with 24k gold
Hallways to suites
The Signature Suite
The Medallion Suite
The Azure Suite
The Aviary Suite
One of the several lounges
The dining room
Mosaics and tiles in all the guest bathrooms
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