Damien Hirst creates $100,000-per-night hotel suite in Las Vegas
Sharks suspended in formaldehyde, graphics of oversized pills and flooring patterned with butterflies await high-rolling guests staying in this hotel suite, which British artist Damien Hirst has designed for the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Available for free for guests with over million (£758,890) in credit at the resort, or anyone else that can splash out 0,000 (£151,753) for a two-night stay,
The references to pills echo the interiors the Pharmacy restaurant at Hirst's Newport Street Gallery in London, which he opened within a row of former industrial buildings refurbished by Caruso St John.
The Empathy Suite joins Palms Casino Resort's five other Sky Villas, all of which have been completely re-imagined by Bentel & Bentel. Ranging from ,000 (£18,969) to ,000 (£37,938) per night, the suites are some of the most expensive accommodation options in the world.
The Palms reopened last year following extensive renovation work, which involved adding art by names including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami.
"I love what Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta have done with the Palms," said Hirst. "It's amazing being able to work with them because they are great collectors and totally understand art."
The British artist is known for his lavish, pop culture-related designs – from his famous formaldehyde-preserved animals to diamond-encrusted skulls.
In 2018, Hirst's new headquarters in London's Soho neighbourhood was redesigned with iridescent blue bricks by architecture studio Stiff + Trevillion.
Photography is courtesy of Palms Casino Resort.
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