You probably know the location as Gianni Versace’s former Ocean Drive home, “Casa Casuarina,” but the couturier’s grand palazzo has now been transformed by renowned events impresario and restaurateur, Barton G. Weiss, into The Villa By Barton G.
The hotel has suites that range from the 434 square-foot Medallion Suite which overlooks one of the most beautiful mosaics in the mansion, to the amorous 1,428 square-foot Venus Suite with its two private balconies perched above Ocean Drive and the mansion’s Thousand Mosaic Pool.
Versace’s one-time bedroom is now The Villa Suite (1,174 square-foot), and contains a nine-foot double king-size bed, two balconies, seven closets and a custom oversized shower.
An overnight visit to The Villa By Barton G. is enhanced by a dedicated staff of British-trained and certified butlers who personally attend to guests throughout their stay.
Spa services are available in-room, poolside and rooftop, as is open access to the mansion’s two private lounges, lush Mosaic Gardens and the Thousand Mosaic swimming pool.
Following in the footsteps of Barton G’s other culinary triumphs is The Dining Room at The Villa By Barton G., which is open from 7 p.m. to late, seven nights a week.
Markedly different from the New York supper club ambiance of Barton G. the Restaurant in South Beach, with its ground-breaking creative cuisine, The Dining Room at The Villa By Barton G. offers refined European cuisine elegantly presented by Barton G. Signature dishes at The Villa – served on Versace-Rosenthal china in the famed pebble mosaic dining room – include The Villa Salad, with its smoking nitro Caesar dressing and Rack of Lamb with Greek Yogurt Jelly Cubes.
For private events, The Villa By Barton G. is South Florida’s most distinctive and elegant venue, with its historic interiors, marble tiled courtyard and Mosaic Garden. It is available for weddings, corporate and private events, where guests enter the gated Villa for cocktails in the courtyard, followed by memorable dinners or receptions beside the Thousand Mosaic Pool.
Overnight rates at The Villa By Barton G. start at $1,900/night through October and $2,500/night beginning Nov. 1. For more information, contact The Villa By Barton G. at 305-576-8003, info@TheVillaByBartonG.com or www.TheVillaByBartonG.com.