Considering this label was the 70s brainchild of Gianni Versace, it is perhaps no surprise that its art hotel, also known as Villa Amista, bears the out-there extravagence of Medici meets Warhol and Dali. Don't be fooled by the sober stone Venetian villa façade and prettily pruned gardens. Inside it's gold, gold, gold and pop art brights on furniture that looks like it was conceived after a night watching Spaceballs. Challenging but utterly delightful, much like Byblos clothing this hotel with art gallery, restaurant and spa wants to play with your perceptions.
The contrast between the historic facade and the riot within