In a city synonymous with excess, a new Empathy Suite at Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort is taking things to a whole new level. Designed by british contemporary artist Damien Hirst famous for sensational, and often controversial, works like his animal carcasses suspended in vats of formaldehyde and glittering diamond-encrusted human skull.
Within Hirst’s Empathy Suite discover an Advil window decal, a Valium emblem stitched into a dining room chair and a host of other prescriptions strewn around the 9,000-square-foot space in the form of bathroom stools, well-organized, a 13-seat curved bar top filled with medical waste. In addition, a pill cabinet housing rows of diamonds that is placed at one corner of the immense villa designed by Bentel & Bentel Architects.
The unashamedly lavish space, part museum and part adult playground, has two master bedrooms, a custom-made cantilevered pool offering panoramic views of the city, a fitness room, two massage rooms and “private healing salt room”. A home theatre with capacity for 52 people. There are also Italian leather sofas draped, again, with Hirst’s butterfly motif; a custom pool table covered in a replica of one of the artist’s colorful spin paintings.
Designed in collaboration with New York-based Bentel & Bentel, Hirst’s personal touch is evident in every aspect of the suite.
The rate, $100,000 per night, with a two-night minimum, eclipses The Mark Hotel’s Grand Penthouse in New York by an impressive 25 grand per night. Guests, who are required to be $1 million-dollar players and pass a credit check before being eligible to stay, can also enjoy 24-hour butler service, chauffeured car service, and A-list access to the casino’s amenities such as KAOS nightclub, Pearl Concert Theater, and a world-class recording studio.
The Empathy Suite designed by Damien Hirst is the pinnacle of luxury combining museum-worthy art and truly legendary hospitality experience for the discerning hotel aficionado and casino guest looking for a once-in-a-lifetime Las Vegas stay,” said Jon Gray, Palms general manager.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.