In case you didn’t have an extra $100,000 laying around to throw down on a night at the Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, don’t fret! You can get an insider’s look in YouTuber Doug DeMuro’s 20-minute long exclusive video tour.
Is It Worth the $100k Price Tag?
The Empathy Suite is the highest hotel room you can get at the Palms Casino, which recently underwent a $700 million “re-imagining,” with the Empathy Suite being the crown jewel of the renovations. And you can’t just outright book it. Instead, you have to apply to stay and there’s a 2-night minimum.
Notable features of the 9,000-square-foot, two-story suite include six unique works of art by acclaimed British artist Damien Hirst. Hirst also specially designed bespoke furniture for the suite.
One of those pieces is a not-your-ordinary fish tank. It features Hirst’s famous shark tank that has a once-living shark suspended in formaldehyde, known as The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living.
Other art pieces found throughout what DeMuro calls the ‘”two-story mansion in the sky,” go with Hirst’s imagined medical theme, such as the clear bar top that has random medical materials placed aesthetically inside.
Another medical art piece is a wall of pills called “money,” which DeMuro says is his favorite in the entire suite. You can find the “money” piece next to the dining table.
“It’s rather a striking look, but it’s one that I find rather amusing and interesting,” DeMuro says about the piece.
Outside of the suite’s impressive art, it features incredible amenities such as a designated massage room, a stunning Strip-facing pool that hangs over the hotel offering unparalleled views, and what DeMuro calls the “coolest balcony” he’s ever seen.
About Doug DeMuro
Doug DeMuro is an American automotive aficionado and columnist, reviewer, author, editor and YouTuber. His articles can be found on the popular car website Autotrader.com. He’s also written for The Truth About Cars and Jalopnik.
He was able to turn his passion for cars into a successful YouTube business, where he gives reviews on a variety of different vehicles.
DeMuro creates compelling and accessible content that even those who wouldn’t consider themselves as car fanatics can enjoy. Because of his expertise, wit and sense of humor, DeMuro has amassed over 3.39 million subscribers on YouTube for his work.
About Damien Hurst
Damien Hurst is a celebrated British artist who came to prominence in the 1990s. He is reportedly the United Kingdom’s richest living artist. His art mediums include assemblagism, painting, and conceptual art. Hurst is well known for his provocative pieces that explore vanity, death and rebirth, mortality, medicine and technology.
His series of pieces that feature dead animals pushed the art world in the 90s, and catapulted to fame. In them he showcases dead animals, including a sharp, sheep and cow, in formaldehyde as a form of art.
He is also widely recognized for his “spot paintings” also known as The Pharmaceutical Paintings. The painting features random dots, first painted by Hirst then added onto by assistance under his direction, which are made to resemble the molecular structure of an addictive substance.
Hurst also developed his popular “spin paintings,” which he creates through the use of a spinning circular surface, and his painting
In 1995, Hurst was awarded the coveted Tate Britain’s Turner Prize, Great Britain’s premier award for contemporary art.
“I always feel like the art’s there and I just see it, so it’s not really a lot of work.” – Damien Hurst