This is the second installment in a series of articles that will highlight some of the most luxurious accommodations in Las Vegas. Featured hotels include the Aria, Caesars Palace, The Mirage, Westgate, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Trump International and others.
If you are interested in partying like a rock star or a television reality show star, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has the perfect suite for you.
The Hard Rock was the setting for the 25th season of MTV's "Real World" series in 2011. However, before taping began, the suite required a complete redesign to make it functional for the TV crew while maintaining the standard of luxury that the Hard Rock has become known for.
After the show was over, the hotel and casino made the 4,900-square-foot suite available to anyone who had enough money to pay for it.
The three-bedroom suite was designed by Matt Tognacci, who is based in Los Angeles and an Emmy Award winning designer. He had only two days to come up with a design and theme for the suite. It normally takes him a month to design a suite. It cost $180,000 to redesign the suite for the television show.
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The decor is a mix of rock 'n' roll and modern and the suite has many unique features, including a single-lane bowling alley and a tiled hot tub just off the living room that is big enough for 6 people.
There is also a saltwater aquarium because aquariums have become a fixture in every "Real World" house (or suite) since Season 1.
Hand-painted guitars and portraits of Freddy Mercury and KISS are highlights of the billards room, along with a graphic mural by Florida street artist Andrew Spear.
There is also a full-sized bar (the wall covering behind it was made from a photo of the bright lights of Binion's in downtown Las Vegas) and a full-sized kitchen (originally the butler's pantry) inside the suite. The dining room table is big enough to seat 12 people.
Perhaps the most unique room in the suite though is the master bath. There are multiple sinks with mirrors, a vanity, and a shower/tub stall that is designed for multiple bathers. In fact, it became known as the "party shower" during the show.
Last but not least, the suite provides a perfect view of the hotel-casino's pool area, which is famous for hosting the Rehab Pool Party, one of the raunchiest, wildest and most popular pool parties in Las Vegas.
The suite is often reserved for star-studded parties and company events. It is also popular with the bachelor/bacherlorette crowd.