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Damien Hirst Designed A Hotel Room For Palms Las Vegas That Costs $100,000-a-Night
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Looking for an unforgettable weekend and have a cool $200,000 to spare? Have we got the spot for you: Today, the Palms Casino Resort unveiled its newest guest room, a 9,000 square-foot, two-story sky villa, personally designed by none other than contemporary art star Damien Hirst.
The suite, which is part of an ongoing $690 million (yes, you read that right) renovation at the Las Vegas hotel, boasts amenities like a 13-seat bar, marble-swathed bathroom, and pool with views of the strip. Have a lot of friends? Good; the in-suite media room can accommodate 52.
“We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Damien Hirst so we had a very collaborative process working together,” Jon Gray, General Manager and Vice President of Palms tells House Beautiful of the artist, who also devised a central bar for the hotel. “We are thrilled to have worked with Damien on this project to introduce yet another one-of-a-kind, luxury accommodation option for our customers.”
Besides its already jaw-dropping amenities, the villa—which Hirst has dubbed “the Empathy Suite”—is, of course, home to an art collection that rivals some museums’. Six of Hirst’s works (which fetch multimillion price tags at auction) are on display throughout the space. They’re all appropriately titled, too: Winner/Loser (2018), Casino Royal (2018), Vegas (2018), The Winner Takes It All (2018), Money (2018), and—wait for it—Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time (2018).
“Art is a part of the Palms experience from the minute you arrive; it is all about the sense of discovery and seeing pieces ranging from Blue Chip artists to one-of-a-kind installations and pieces from the biggest names in street and contemporary art,” Gray says. The hotel collection also boasts work by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. “The collection is museum-quality and on display for all to see,” says Gray. “We encourage guests to explore and engage with the various pieces.”
In the villa, an artful hand extends beyond the works named above: Hirst has also custom designed nearly all of the suite’s furniture and embedded walls and floors with his trademark butterflies, rendering the entire space, in essence, one massive Hirst work. Which, when you consider that the artist’s Lullaby Spring sold for $22 million, makes that $100,000 per night seem like a downright steal.
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