Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion is now a luxury hotel
Serial killer Andrew Cunanan murdered Gianni Versace on the front steps of the fashion designer’s Miami Beach mansion in 1997, and now those stone steps provide the backdrop for dozens of tourist photos on a daily basis.
But not only can tourists photograph the house, they can stay there overnight. In 1992, Versace purchased the house for $2.95 million and the Revere Hotel next door for $3.7 million. He spent an astonishing $32 million on renovations that included demolishing the Revere to make way for a pool, garden, and new south wing of the home.
Versace turned the 24 apartments into 10 large suites in the original house
The designer built an additional two suites in the south wing. Above, the Venus Suite, was where his sister Donatella Versace stayed. Rates for one-bedroom suites today start at $1,199 per night. In addition to the guestrooms, it operates the restaurant Gianni’s, which “offers a delicious blend of Italian and Mediterranean food and wine selections.” Decadent dishes include gnocchi di granchio, with New Orleans blue crab, vermouth wine, shallots, parmigiano-reggiano, truffles, and filetto di manzo rossini, with eight-ounce Wagyu filet mignon, pomme confit, grilled asparagus, pan-seared foie gras, and Bordelaise jus.