LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas is now home to one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites.
The Empathy Suite was recently unveiled at The Palms Casino Resort.
The 9,000-square-foot opulent sky villa was designed by world-renowned artist Damien Hirst.
Designed in collaboration with award-winning firm Bentel & Bentel, Hirst’s personal touch appears in nearly every aspect of the villa: from specially designed furniture and textiles that incorporate Hirst’s signature spin designs, butterfly and pharmacy motifs, to large scale works of art, including a large pill cabinet filled with diamonds.
Six original works include Winner/Loser, featuring two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde in a white tank set into the suite’s wall; "Casino Royale,” which is a 10-panel collection of Hirst’s butterfly motifs on monochrome gloss-painted canvases; a medicine cabinet called "Vegas" hangs from a prominent wall; "The Winner Takes It All" is a translucent cabinet filled with symmetrically lined cubic zirconias; “Money" is a translucent cabinet filled with symmetrically lined pills; and "Here for a Good Time Not a Long Time," hanging directly above the center bar, showcases two vitrines, one containing a marlin skeleton, the other a taxidermied marlin.
The villa also features a 13-seat curved bar; two lounging areas that will accommodate up to 52 guests; a large dining area; two master bedrooms with California-king beds, spacious closets and spacious bathrooms; a private healing salt room, two massage rooms and a fitness room; and an outdoor terrace featuring a cantilevered Jacuzzi.
The Empathy Suite is one the world’s most expensive hotel accommodations at $200,000 for a two-night stay or reserved exclusively for million-dollar casino players.
Overnight accommodations in this extraordinary suite also involve a highly personalized and exclusive guest experience while at the property, including 24-hour butler service, over-the-top welcome amenities, a private behind-the-scenes art tour of the suite and entire property, chauffeured car service throughout the stay and A-list access to Palms’ premier amenities such as KAOS Dayclub & Nightclub, the Pearl Concert Theater and the Palms’ world-class recording studio and a $10,000 credit to utilize at the resort.
The Palms has not said how much it cost to redesign the suite but it is part of their $690 million renovation, which also includes many new restaurants and lounges.