Monday, October 11, 2010

Villa by Barton G, a jewel in South Beach

Forget going to the Islands this winter, instead destination South Beach......
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

Open courtyard

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

A fresco

Mosaics and tiles in all the guest bathrooms


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