sharks installation at the Damien Hirst designed Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas
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BREAKING: The World’s Most Expensive Hotel Suite is Here, and It’s Designed by Damien Hirst

Is it worth shelling out $200,000 to stay at this art-filled Las Vegas suite? You decide.

Damien Hirst designed Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas

Sharks, not butlers, are what greet you as you enter the Palms Casino Resort‘s new Empathy Suite, the latest high-roller digs to lure guests off the Strip. Luckily, they’re dead, suspended in formaldehyde—just one of the weird, wonderful details dreamed up by legendary British artist Damien Hirst and architecture firm Bentel & Bentel. Believe it or not, it only gets wackier from here.

In the living room, you’ll find giant illustrations of pills slapped haphazardly onto floor-to-ceiling windows; in the bedrooms, whimsical butterflies flutter across walls, carpets, headboards, and decorative panels (they’re in the bottom of the pool that overlooks the Strip, too). Medical waste is the motif of choice for the bar area, while an actual medicine cabinet is filled with diamonds.

 

bar at the Damien Hirst designed Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas
bedroom at the Damien Hirst designed Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas
Damien Hirst designed Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas

 

balcony and bool at the Damien Hirst designed Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas

Hirst’s penchant for the avant-garde is right at home in Vegas. The entire villa is over-the-top, featuring around $10 million worth of his original artwork, according to Artsy. (Hey, there’s a reason this suite goes for $200,000 for a minimum two-night stay.)

Guests who choose to hand over the big bucks are rewarded with equally big perks. We’re talking 24-hour butler service, a private art tour of the property, chauffeured car service, special access to the Palms’ amenities, and $10,000 in resort credit. The 9,000-square-foot, two-story space also includes bespoke furniture from Hirst, two master bedrooms with their own massage rooms, a private healing salt room, a fitness room, an outdoor terrace, and a home theater that accommodates up to 52 people.

detail shot of pills at the Damien Hirst designed Empathy Suite, Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas

Is $200K in cash not quite within your budget? The hotel also offers the room to casino customers who are qualified $1 million-dollar players. Time to roll the dice, Jetsetters—the winner takes it all.

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