In the United States, the most expensive accommodation was the penthouse at The Mark hotel (it would seem that it's still the most expensive suite in NYC). Now the most expensive room is on the Strip in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort. What is the life of the mega-rich like in this casino? Does an extra $99,800 or so actually buy one much more than just exclusivity?
$100,000 will buy one a night in the most expensive hotel room in the United States - but not the most expensive in the world. One will need to fork out a whopping $240,000 a night to stay at the most expensive abode (that we know about) in a luxury hotel submarine.
Palms Casino Resort's New Empathy Suite
Palms Casino Resort is a little mum themselves about the details of their Empathy Suite, they only state:
"Stay in your own personal masterpiece designed by renowned artist Damien Hirst. With over 9,000 square feet of art and lavish accommodations, the Empathy Suite provides an experience unlike any other. This suite comes with 2 king bedrooms, a private pool and terrace and two-story floor-to-ceiling windows allowing you picturesque views at any angle."
Palms Casino Resort's new Damien-Hirst-designed Empathy Suite sets one back at least $100,000 a night (with a two-night stay minimum). For now, this suite is the most expensive in the United States and tied with that of Banwa Private Island - the most expensive island resort in the world in the Philippines.
- Designed: The Empathy Suite is Damien-Hirst Designed
Hirst is known for controversial pieces and in this luxury suite, one can see a curved bar with 13 seats. The bar is filled with medical waste while dangling overheat is a marlin skeleton and a taxidermy marlin. There are also the words "Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time.” So (among other things) that extra $99,800 or so will buy one 24 hour service and a lot of medical trash...
Most Expensive Accommodations:
- Most Expensive: $240,000 Per Night For A Private Hotel Submarine
- Most Expensive In USA: $100,000 Per Night At Palm Caison Resort
- Most Expensive Private Island: $100,000 Banwa Private Island In The Philippines
- Most Expensive Suite In 2018: $80,000 The Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva
- Most Expensive In NYC: $75,000 Penthouse In The Mark Hotel
Size and Facilities of The Empathy Suite
The Empathy Suite is a 9,000 square foot, two-story sky villa perched atop the hotel tower. It has a salt relaxation room, an infinity-style Jacuzzi overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, and 24-hour butler service according to CNBC.
If one would like to have it, one will need to make a reservation request before the official booking can be confirmed. One should either apply to stay in the Empathy Suite online or by calling them on 866-752-2236. It is also available for free for guests with over a million dollars in credit at the casino resort.
- Minimum Stay: Two Nights Minimum
- Level: On The 34th Floor
- Capacity: 4 Guests
- Size: 836 square meters (9,000 square feet)
The suite comes with two master bedrooms and its living spaces can fit over 50 people. When one checks in, one can expect to receive $10,000 in credit to use at the hotel.
Palms Casino Resort Closed For A Major Renovation
But one will have to wait to stay at the Empathy Suite. As of the time of writing Palms Casino Resort is temporarily closed. It first opened in 2001 and catered to local residents and tourists but also became popular with celebrities.
- Owned: Palms As Been Purchased by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
It was sold to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and they say on their website:
"The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority has made history, becoming the first Native American tribe to own and operate a Las Vegas casino resort!"
But for now, the luxury casino is closed for a major $620,000 renovation. This renovation includes new restaurants and nightclubs - it is planned to reopen sometime in the spring of 2022.
- Renovation: Undergoing A $620,000 Renovation
- Rooms: 703 Rooms
As far as the giant casino resorts go at the Strip, Palms Casino Resort is on the smaller end of the scare. It has 703 rooms and a 94,065 sq ft (8,738.9 m2) casino.
Seeing that Palm Casino Resort is temporarily closed, it could be argued that the most expensive suite in the United States is still the penthouse of The Mark's Hotel in New York City for only (sic) $75,000 a night.
It should also be noted that Palms doesn't list the price on their website and the price is according to a CNBC article dated March 7, 2019. It is possible that when the resort opens up again the price may be even higher.