About the Hotel
Casa Casuarina, the former home of Gianni Versace, has been transformed into an elegant Miami Beach retreat. Built in 1930, the mansion has the designer's touch throughout, and is a mix of Spanish and Italian influences coupled with opulent details. The Ocean Drive manor-turned-boutique-hotel features just 10 suites showcasing rich and vibrant hues with only the finest of furnishings displayed. Lounge by the legendary mosaic pool or slip behind the curtain of a luxury beachfront cabana. Sunset cocktails are best enjoyed in the Observatory lounge overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean. Casa Casuarina also features a trio of sultry lounges including one for cigar aficionados. Guests can enjoy culinary specialties atop the upper terrace with views of the tropical gardens. The acclaimed fine dining establishment Loftin's 1116 Ocean, with its detailed stone mosaic, adds an element of drama to your meals. It is easy to envision the likes of Madonna or Elton John supping here during Versace's celebrated reign.
Miami's zesty vibe can be credited to its diverse districts, including South Beach - better known as "SoBe" - where the buildings are coated in pastel hues. The area is flanked with trendy nightclubs, stylish shops and restaurants where locals pose in high fashion style as they eat. The Art Deco District is another mesmerizing and hip area with buildings preserved to look much the way they did back in their heyday. When the sun goes down in Miami that is when things tend to heat up with a party lasting until the wee hours of the morning.