Gold Coast, Australia
Kenny T wishing he had his beach wear on. Ok, also have to confess, I can't wear those white shorts anymore. I've grown.
So this is how it feels like to step into Palazzo Versace Hotel, Gold Coast Australia. Oh what a disappointment. The service was a tad lacklustre, cold. I could get a warmer welcome and a more friendly service from Aussie streetside cafes! The lobby seats are adorned with Versace cushions, but they are tagged with a wire that does not allow them to be moved further than maybe a few inches from its place on the sofa. So you can barely hug them. The overall architecture is so Versace- so 90's.
I expected a whole lot more from this designer hotel. But it's absolutely not in the same league as the Bulgari Resort in Bali or the Armani Hotel, which will integrated into Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world. A hotel that embodies everything Armani - from the quilt covers from Armani Casa, sofa specially designer by Armani and a spa with everything by the minimalist guru, even the glowing scent in the lobby. Eat, breathe, sleep Armani. Following that, the Mr. Giorgio Armani and Mr. Mohamed Ali Alabbar of EMAAR Hotels and Resorts will open more Armani Hotels in Milan, London, and New York along with the first resort.
Guess what I saw plenty by the poolside of Palazzo Versace? This is an actual photo taken of one of the many cockroaches that roam the area. In the darkness of the night, it can be pretty scary to know you could squash one of these creeps under your designer flip flops. Never mind the roaches, oh! my poor PRADA!