The most expensive hotel room in the world
The Palms “Empathy Suite”
Location: Las Vegas
Price: $100,000 per night
Got a couple hundred grand lying around? If so, you could score some serious bragging rights by crashing in the new Empathy Suite designed by British artist and provocateur, Damien Hirst, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The new suite debuted on March 1, becoming the most expensive hotel suite in the world. It’s part of the resort’s $690 million top-to-bottom renovation.
Hirst, who collaborated with Bentel & Bentel Architects, naturally filled the 9,000 square-foot suite with his own art. A medicine cabinet studded with diamonds and called “Vegas” stands at the entry, nodding to Hirst’s early “Medicine Cabinet” installation. Step into the living room and you’ll immediately be struck by “Winner/Loser,” a pair of bull sharks suspended in a tank filled with formaldehyde. His butterfly motifs are peppered on furniture throughout the suite, including in the bathroom and on the terrace, which features a pool cantilevered over the Strip. The two-story villa also features two lavish bedrooms, a media lounge, two private massage rooms, a private healing salt room and a fitness center.
The Palms boasts one of the most extensive collections of blue-chip art of any hotel in the world, with pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol on loan alongside contemporary works by KAWS, Dustin Yellin, Takashi Murakami and other artists.