Gianni Versace’s former Miami home is to be turned into a hotel. The Italian designer bought the Amsterdam Palace in 1992 for almost £6.23 million and spent £20.5 million restoring it with his signature glitz — right down to the gold-lined pool with more than a million mosaic tiles, and the mosaic-covered courtyard.
Versace renamed the mansion Casa Casuarina. He died there in 1997, shot by a stalker, Andrew Cunanan, on the front steps. US clothing brand Jordache Enterprises recently bought the extravagant residence for £25.8 million and is asking the Versace family for permission to use their name in the new venture. This is one hotel that’s surely destined to be a star attraction.