For over the top design, luxury, and glamour, you can’t beat a stay at Gianni Versace’s former home in South Beach, Hotel the Villa Casa Casaurina. One of the premier historic hotels in Miami dating back to 1930, the villa has been transformed into a fabulously over-the-top Moroccan-style getaway right in the heart of South Beach’s nightlife area. It seems like every inch of the property is adorned with tiles, gilt, or Italian marble, and it all adds up to one incredibly lavish getaway.
The Thousand Mosaic Pool feels like you’re taking a dip at Versailles. Plus, every room here is a suite, individually decorated to make you feel like a queen, or king, or maharajah. In the Aviary Suite, the walls drip with frescoes of flowering vines adorned with hummingbirds and parrots. The Empire Suite channels the Ottoman Empire with jewel- toned pillows and cushions, gold furniture accents, and walls painted with intricate designs.
For an extra bonus, every stay includes breakfast in the luxe Gianni’s at the Villa, so you can take in the gorgeous views while you sip your morning cappuccino.