Would You Stay in This $200,000-a-Night Suite in Las Vegas?
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The 9,000-square-foot, two-floor, two bedroom suite (each with massage rooms, natch) is full of custom furniture by the artist, as well as six original works, including Vegas, a medicine cabinet filled with diamonds. A butterfly-motif mosaic tiled pool and a hot tub are cantilevered out from the room to look out over the Las Vegas Strip. Hanging over the 13-seat curved bar (also created by Hirst and filled with medical waste) is the artist’s Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time with two vessels, one containing a marlin skeleton and another with a taxidermy marlin. Just around the corner, a lounge area and home theater can accommodate 52 people to hang out on his custom furniture.
Hirst’s thought-provoking, beautiful but admittedly disturbing artwork might not appeal to everyone, but those who stay in the suite also have access to over-the-top amenities like 24-hour butler service, an art tour, chauffeured car service, and even use of the Palms’ recording studio. Whether you come for the art or for the Vegas-style luxury (or both!), Hirst’s Empathy Suite is definitely, only in Las Vegas…
The Living Room
The butterfly and pill motifs are used liberally throughout the two-story space.
The Media Lounge
The media area and lounge can accommodate up to 52 guests.
Winner/Loser (Damien Hirst, 2018)
This piece contains two bull sharks preserved in formaldehyde; the game room can be seen beyond.
The dining area seats eight guests, behind it is a panel of one of Hirst's several meticulously curated "cabinets" which display unusual items like pills, or in the case of the Empathy Suite, diamonds.
Balcony and Pool
The suite also includes a pool complete with butterfly decals.
Each of the two bedrooms has a painted butterfly panel by Hirst and an adjoining massage room.
The 13-foot bar is filled with medical waste and sits below Hirst’s Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time (2018).
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