This is the world's new most expensive hotel suite, designed by British artist Damien Hirst and located on the 34th-floor of the Palms Casino Resort Sky Villa. The 'Empathy Suite' costs $200,000 for a minimum two-night stay, takes up 9,000 square feet over two floors and includes at least three bull sharks preserved in formaldehyde. That's important to me in a hotel room. Some more info about the ridiculousness:
It features two master bedrooms, two massage rooms and two and a half bathrooms along with a cantilevered Jacuzzi showcasing mosaic inlaid butterflies around it. Fit for throwing lavish parties, the suite boasts of a bar with two lounges and exclusive media/theater areas that can accommodate up to 52 guests.
The entire space is decorated with Hirst-designed furniture, drapery, carpeting and Italian leather sofas, each of which features the quintessential butterfly motif.
A stay at the Damien Hirst suite also includes a 24-hour butler service, a chauffeured car service, A-list access to on-site entertainment, a private Palms art tour and more.
But it just looks so....awful. I mean maybe if you're Damien Hirst's biggest fan a stay there would make sense, but otherwise, why? "Why do rich people do anything?" No clue, but I really wish I knew firsthand. Speaking of *pushes glasses up on nose* are there any sugargeeks out there looking for a nerdtoy? "Will you only speak in programming languages?" AND dress as a different Star Wars character every day.
Keep going for a handful more shots of the tacky.
Thanks again to v, who agrees if you don't take those sharks home with you after staying there you did it wrong.