Living the Luxe Life in Miami Beach, Florida
The former home of the late Gianni Versace--he was murdered on the mansion's front steps—Villa by Barton G. is now open to the public as an ultra-luxurious hotel, operated by local event planner to the stars, Barton G. Weiss. Should you be lucky enough to lodge in one of the 10 rooms—each with its own leopard-print and gold-leaf theme—you will enjoy Frette linens, private bathroom spas, and the services of your own butler available at your beck and call 24 hours a day. For those who can't afford the $3,000 a night room rate, a visit to the restaurant is a more obtainable indulgence, with items like foie gras ambrosia and full caviar service on the menu. While you are there, take a walk by the mosaic swimming pool, designed by Versace himself.