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Damien Hirst crafts eclectic, art-stocked "Empathy Suite" in Las Vegas
POSTED 05 Mar 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
Mixed media artist Damien Hirst has completed work on the "Empathy Suite" – a kaleidoscopic penthouse in the newly renovated Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Furnished with a diverse assortment of Hirst's sculptures and paintings – including a vitrine of sharks immersed in formaldehyde – the two-bedroom apartment, which provides panoramic cityscape views, also comprises a salt relaxation room, a jacuzzi, massage tables, a bar, a fitness studio, and two media lounges.

The 9,000 sq ft (836 sq m) retreat is reportedly the world's most costly hotel room; guests can book a two-night stay for a whopping US$200,000 (€176,540, £152,389).

The Empathy Suite was created as part of the casino's US$690m refurbishment project, a scheme that so far has seen the hotel complex expand to include new restaurants, nightclubs, guest rooms, and leisure facilities.

Other design practices who have lent their expertise to the development include Avenue Interior Design and Bentel and Bentel.
The suite also overlooks the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Credit: Courtesy of the Palms Casino Resort
Amenities include a salt relaxation room, a jacuzzi, massage tables, a bar, a fitness studio, and two media lounges. Credit: Courtesy of the Palms Casino Resort
The decor features a smorgasbord of taxidermy animals, sculptures, and paintings. Credit: Courtesy of the Palms Casino Resort
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Damien Hirst crafts eclectic, art-stocked "Empathy Suite" in Las Vegas
BY Andrew Manns

The atmospheric villa is reportedly the most expensive hotel suite in the world.

The atmospheric villa is reportedly the most expensive hotel suite in the world.
photo: Courtesy of the Palms Casino Resort

Mixed media artist Damien Hirst has completed work on the "Empathy Suite" – a kaleidoscopic penthouse in the newly renovated Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Furnished with a diverse assortment of Hirst's sculptures and paintings – including a vitrine of sharks immersed in formaldehyde – the two-bedroom apartment, which provides panoramic cityscape views, also comprises a salt relaxation room, a jacuzzi, massage tables, a bar, a fitness studio, and two media lounges.

The 9,000 sq ft (836 sq m) retreat is reportedly the world's most costly hotel room; guests can book a two-night stay for a whopping US$200,000 (€176,540, £152,389).

The Empathy Suite was created as part of the casino's US$690m refurbishment project, a scheme that so far has seen the hotel complex expand to include new restaurants, nightclubs, guest rooms, and leisure facilities.

Other design practices who have lent their expertise to the development include Avenue Interior Design and Bentel and Bentel.



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