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:: Spotlight :: Estelle unmasked at Palazzo Versace Gold Coast this NYE

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The premier Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast will be the ultimate destination for New Year’s Eve this year, playing host to a glamorous event featuring an exclusive performance from Grammy award winning artist Estelle. The New Year’s Eve event, titled Unmasked, will see a stunning transformation of the deluxe hotel that will present themed rooms, Champagne and Vodka bars, bespoke culinary experiences created by world-class executive chef Steve Szabo and the hottest entertainment from DJ Havana Brown and Alex Dimitriades.

Senegalese-British R&B singer-songwriter, Estelle, best known for her smash hit single ‘American Boy, a collaboration with Kanye West, will be the international star act at Palazzo Versace. Estelle will touch down on the Gold Coast to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a crowd of over 400 guests and will perform with her band an uptempo set including her latest single release with David Guetta ‘One Love’, along with the popular track ‘American Boy’.

Unmasked will be a New Year’s Eve celebration like no other, with creative director Alex Zabotto-Bentley transforming the sophisticated Palazzo Versace into a sultry black tie ball with a difference. Unmasked will immerse guests in a world of surreal exaggerated splendor as the entire hotel becomes as the closed off to the outside world as guests countdown to midnight anticipating 2010 with Estelle.

Australia’s most in demand female DJ Havana Brown, will be on the decks to excite guests with her up-tempo R&B and Hip-Hop sets tinged with a hint of rock on the evening. Celebrity DJ Alex Dimitriades will also be spinning the hits throughout the different themed rooms at the event. Other entertainment will also feature the unique combination of classic violinists bursting into a rock symphony.

Unmasked at the exquisite 5 star deluxe Palazzo Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast will be the most stylish, exclusive event to attend this New Year’s. For more information please visit here or phone 07 5509 8000.


ESTELLE, Jessica Mauboy, DJ Havana Brown and Alex Dimitriades rock the Gold Coast into 2010

The Gold Coast‘s premier luxury destination, the Palazzo Versace hotel recently hosted a glamorous soiree, titled “Unmasked”, to bring in the New Year. International Grammy award-winning artist ESTELLE arrived in QLD to toast in 2010 with the hotel's 400 guests. ESTELLE performed her hit songs 'One Love’ and ‘American Boy’, before celebrating the night away with excited guests.

ARIA award winning artist Jessica Mauboy also performed on the evening, along with DJ's Havana Brown and Alex Dimitriades, who kept the energy of the event abuzz with party fever. VIP guests included Palazzo Versace owner; Sahba Abedian, Tiffani Wood, Creative Director: Alex Zabotto-Bentley and local socialites.

The hotel was transformed into a surreal, theatrical rock couture playground that saw different themed rooms adorned in wild luminous colours, artistic creations hidden amongst Moet and Belvedere vodka bars and bespoke culinary creations created by world-class chef Steve Szabo.

**Pictures from the event**

Medusa Ballroom at the Palazzo Versace
Medusa Ballroom at the Palazzo Versace
Estelle Jessica Mauboy
Jessica Mauboy and DJ Havana Brown
DJ Havana Brown
Alex Zabotto-Bentley & DJ Havana Brown DJ Havana Brown & Alex Dimitriades
Alex Dimitriades
counting down to midnight