If you’re a fan of luxury travel, you’ll want to check out the newest addition to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas: the Damien-Hirst-designed Empathy Suite, which is not only the most expensive hotel room in America, but also one of the most expensive in the world, costing a whopping $100,000 per night.
That’s right, you read that correctly. $100,000 per night. For some perspective, that’s over 3 times more than the previous holder of the title, the $75,000-per-night room at The Mark hotel in New York. And, while the Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva held the title of the world’s most expensive suite in 2018 at around $80,000 per night, the Empathy Suite may have now taken that title as well.
But what exactly does one get for $100,000 per night? Well, for starters, you’ll be staying in a 9,000-square-foot, two-story sky villa, which offers amenities such as a trendy salt relaxation room, an infinity-style Jacuzzi overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, and 24-hour butler service. And that’s just the beginning.
The room was designed by renowned artist Damien Hirst, who has created a number of iconic pieces specifically for the suite, such as the “Winner/Loser” (two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde), a 13-seat curved bar filled with medical waste, and “Vegas” (a medicine cabinet filled with diamonds). Hirst has also incorporated many of his other well-known motifs throughout the suite, such as laser-cut butterflies.
But it’s not just the artwork that sets this suite apart. The Empathy Suite is reserved exclusively for million-dollar poker players at the casino, and a two-night minimum stay is required. As an added bonus, you’ll also receive $10,000 worth of credit to use at the Palms resort during your stay.
The Palms Casino Resort is currently undergoing a $620 million renovation, which is the largest resort renovation in Las Vegas history. The first phase of the overhaul debuted in May and included the opening of bar Unknown, Scotch 80 Prime steakhouse, APEX Social Club, Camden cocktail lounge, and a redesigned casino floor, with a high-limit lounge, and Pearl concert theater. It also showcases more than 150 pieces of art, not only by Hirst, but also by artists like Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Dustin Yellin.
If you’re looking for a truly once-in-a-lifetime Las Vegas experience, the Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort is definitely worth checking out. But be prepared to open your wallet wide, because at $100,000 per night, it’s not for the faint of heart (or wallet)