Casa Casuarina (formerly The Versace Mansion)
Introducing Casa Casuarina. As Miami Beach was first opening its doors, so was Casa Casuarina, and it has been a landmark of prestige ever since. In a city known for distinguished residences, the Casa quickly became the most distinguished residence in all of Miami. And for the first time ever, Casa Casuarina has shown herself as a private invitation-only membership club. Thus allowing a select few to view this renowned residence as their own. A landmark of beauty inside and out, Casa Casuarina sets a world standard for what a private invitation-only membership club can be. Drawing on her storied past while embracing the best of today, the Casa delivers a completely unique experience to a select and privileged few. In a landmark filled with such physical beauty, the Club has been built to ensure the services that often go unseen deliver equally spectacular results. Renovations and restorations have brought back much of the original splendor of the Casa. In addition, Club décor and furnishings have been expertly installed by international interior decorators Tom and Katia Bates of Innovative Creations. And the exquisite lighting of the Casa has been delivered by the Belgian company Kreon. Whether it is sunning by the exuberant thousand mosaic swimming pool or stargazing from the Observatory roof deck, overlooking the Atlantic and Ocean Drive and complete with a Moroccan flair from Miami-based interior designer Alison Antrobus, Casa Casuarina offers an array of magical settings in which guests can unwind and socialize, be it daytime, cocktail hour or late in the evening. Guests will have access for the duration of their stay to each of the Club's exclusive member's lounges, so will be invited to relax in the lavish Moroccan Room, enjoy cigars in the soaring Davidoff Lounge, or sip cocktails in the Terrace Lounge, Casa Casuarina's most recent masterpiece, reflecting the beauty of the orchid adourned garden. Luxury private beach cabanas are provided for guests who wish to enjoy the sparkling sands of Miami Beach just steps away from Casa's front gates. Relaxation comes easily at Casa Casuarina. For those simply seeking a day of decadent indulgence, they need look no further then the luxury boutique spa, housed in the rooms overlooking the pool and tropical garden area. This onsite sanctuary offers a full complement of personalized treatments, including Swedish and deep-tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure and gemstone therapy, and customized facials to heal and rejuvenate with products by SkinCeuticals and Swiss Perfection. Cool marble floors and mosaics depicting Pan and the Graces help to create the spa's atmosphere of serene tranquility; treatments are also available in-room. There are 10 sumptuous suites available to members and guest. Each suite has its own unique décor, capturing a different element of the house's colorful, cosmopolitan spirit. But whether the Italian, Persian, Egyptian, Wedgewood, Baroque, La Mer, Parrot, Pompeii, Safari or Owner's Suite is chosen, every guest will delight in the exquisite craftsmanship evident at every turn, from the murals adorning the walls and ceilings, to the carved marble baths, to the intricately mosaic tiled floors, and lavish stained glass windows. Hand-carved, custom-made extra king-sized beds and luxury linens courtesy of Anichini guarantee blissful rest, but for those who need to keep their fingers on the pulse, each room is equipped with wireless internet, satellite radio, plasma television screens and Bose sound systems. These rooms, words cannot describe. But members can. Having celebrated its 75th Anniversary and Grand Opening in 2005, Casa Casuarina embarks on what will perhaps be the most spectacular chapter in it's storied history. Casa owner Peter Loftin is proud to introduce the members-only club of Casa Casuarina. Styled after traditional European clubs, the composition of the Casa club will be formed by the members themselves. Membership only comes through personal invitation, select group of Founding Members ensuring a dynamic culture that will offer a certain degree of commonality and cohesion for this small yet global community.