An artist's impression of Palazzo Versace Dubai by night. The hotel is being developed by Emirates Sunland Group, which has the Global Rollout Licence for Palazzo Versace resorts worldwide. When it opens in the first half of 2012, the resort will be the second Versace-branded property in the world following the launch of Palazzo Versace Gold Coast in 2000.
Twenty years ago the Dubai-based business tycoon watched his parents flee the Rwanda genocide having lost everything — again. Today, the company he started to help get his family back on their feet is a monstrous conglomerate in 22 African countries.