Inside the most expensive $100,000-a-night hotel suite by Damien Hirst
High rollers in Vegas are really, really lucky. They now have a chance to stay in the Damien Hirst designed suite that's the most expensive hotel room in the world. We're talking shark tanks, diamond-studded walls, and a butterfly decor.
The suite will be given free to high-rollers who have $1 million or more as a line of credit at the Palms.
The Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort revamped it's two-storey, 9,000-square-feet Empathy Suite that features six of the artist’s original works that include two bull sharks dramatically suspended in formaldehyde.
Stays include 24-hour butler service, chauffeured car service, A-list access to on-site entertainment, a private Palms art tour and more. The centrepiece of the suite is the shark- which is British artist Damien Hirst’s 1999 sculpture “The Unknown (Explored, Explained, Exploded).”
Bloomberg reports that design elements include a medicine cabinet called Vegas is dotted with diamonds as you enter the suite; and a ten-panel spread of the artist’s butterfly motifs on gloss-painted canvases.
In addition to Hirst furniture, the suite has six original works including Winner/Loser (2018), two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde in a white tank set into the suite wall; Casino Royal (2018), a 10-panel collection of butterfly motifs on monochrome gloss-painted canvases; and medicine cabinets titled Vegas (2018), The Winner Takes It All (2018), and Money (2018).
The suite also includes a dining area for eight guests, a 17-seat bar and a home theatre with capacity for 52 people.
Hirst is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs), who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s.