The Palazzo Versace

Inside Australia’s luxury hotel ‘civil war’

PHOTO: The Palazzo Versace luxury hotel on the Gold Coast in Queensland has won celebrities from Johnny Depp to Snoop Dog (pictured, bottom right) and Tammy Hembrow (pictured, middle) but its full-time residents are not happy.

  • Jane Kingston resigned after 14 months as General Manager at Palazzo Versace
  • She said attacks on her by condominium residents were ‘utterly disgraceful’
  • Ms Kingston said a group of residents are ‘prejudicial’ towards Chinese owners 
  • The design hotel-resort had been plagued by problems in recent years

The Palazzo Versace luxury hotel styles itself as Australia’s most luxurious digs – one of just a handful of six-star hotels in the country.

But behind the scenes, the hotel famous for hosting everyone from Johnny Depp to Snoop Dog and Tammy Hembrow, a drawn-out war is being waged between the owner, management and residents.

The outgoing general manager, Jane Kingston, described the goings on as ‘utterly disgraceful’.

Jane Kingston, who was appointed in January 2020 is the latest GM to resign, following four others who have quit the role since 2014.

‘Never in my life have I experienced such venomous and vociferous attacks from other human beings, where you just stop and think, “Is this for real?”‘ Ms Kingston told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Anybody else who wasn’t strong would have gone and committed suicide, that’s how bad the attacks [on me] were. It’s disgraceful.’

The Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast was the first fashion-branded hotel in the world

The Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast was the first fashion-branded hotel in the world

The resort's expensive-looking grounds are favoured by influencers such as Tammy Hembrow

The resort’s expensive-looking grounds are favoured by influencers such as Tammy Hembrow

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