Hirst was tapped to design a 9,000-square-foot suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Photo: Clint Jenkins

Damien Hirst Designs World’s Most Expensive Hotel Suite

At the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, the British artist created a 9,000-square-foot suite that goes for $100,000 per night

The first look at the Damien Hirst–designed suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has been revealed—and it’s fittingly over-the-top.

In the midst of a $690 million refurbishment, the hotel tapped the famed British artist to conceive a 9,000-square-foot duplex, titled the Empathy Suite, which includes two master bedrooms, massage tables, a salt relaxation room, a cantilevered Jacuzzi that overlooks the famed Strip, and a behind-the-scenes art tour of the property, among other perks. The price of a two-night stay is $200,000, according to ARTnews, which was the first to publish images of the deluxe spread.

The plush master suites are outfitted with California king beds. Photo: Clint Jenkins

Since purchasing the property in 2016, art-collecting brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertita have spearheaded an art-inspired revamp, hiring curator Tal Cooperman to procure impressive blue-chip works, including pieces by KAWSAndy Warhol, Richard Prince, Christopher Wool, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

“I love what Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta have done with the Palms,” Hirst said in a statement. “It’s amazing being able to work with them because they are great collectors and totally understand art. They have allowed me to create a suite in the hotel and design everything and completely fill it with my art.”

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The duplex includes six new entries into some of Hirst’s most well-known series, including sharks in formaldehyde, pillboxes, and a ten-panel collection of butterfly motifs on monochrome, gloss-painted canvases.

The Hirst-designed bar seats 13 and is filled with medical waste. Photo: Clint Jenkins

Hirst also conjured custom-made furnishings for the aerie, like a 13-seat curved bar filled with medical waste.

In addition to the Empathy Suite, Hirst’s influence can be seen in both the hotel’s renovated pool, which will feature the artist’s 60-foot-tall sculpture Demon with Bowl, and the hotel bar Unknown, which has a number his pieces, including a shark in a formaldehyde-filled tank and 16 new “Spot” paintings.

More images of the Hirst-designed suite can be found below.

The two-story suite costs $100,000 per night. Photo: Clint Jenkins
Butterflies, one of Hirst’s recurring motifs, can be seen throughout the suite. Photo: Clint Jenkins
A game room features sharks suspended in formaldehyde. Photo: Clint Jenkins
A stunning view of the Las Vegas lights can be taken in from the luxurious bathtub. Photo: Clint Jenkins
A cantilevered Jacuzzi sits on the suite’s balcony. Photo: Clint Jenkins
Cover: Hirst was tapped to design a 9,000-square-foot suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Photo: Clint Jenkins


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