It’s nice to be pampered on vacation – but The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas takes luxury to a whole new level with a stay in their famous “Empathy Suite.”
If you thought you’ve stayed in a “large hotel suite” before – nothing beats this whopping 9,000 sq. ft. suite full of endless entertainment – and your own personal butler on call 24/7.
From being asked to help deliver a litter of puppies to being summoned at 4am to find $1,000 worth of mini Neosporin tubes – here are some of the strangest requests butler Joe Yalda has received while catering to the rich and famous.
When you think of a butler, you might imagine someone booking your transportation or delivering your favorite meal.
Sure, Joe’s done all that – but he’s also fulfilled a lot of crazy requests.
Like delivering a litter of puppies.
I mean, how does that even happen?
Well, guests brought along their pregnant dog for their stay… and when the mother went into labor – Joe helped deliver the new pups, reported The Travel.
On call in the room next door, Joe is ready to fulfill anything his guests want – with the utmost discretion.
When asked about one of the strangest requests he’s ever had – Joe recalled being summoned at four in the morning to purchase $1,000-worth of little tubes of Neosporin for a guy looking to play a prank on his friends, reported the Reno Gazette.
Ha! I’m sure that must’ve been quite a challenge to find that many tubes of Neosporin – and on the fly.
Some people just have the extra money to burn I guess.
But really, besides having your own personal butler to do whatever you want, is the Empathy Suite really worth $100,000 a night?
I suppose it depends on who you ask.
Private pool in your own room – check.
King size bed? You get two of ‘em.
But the suite, decorated by British artist Damien Hirst, has a strange “prescription themed décor” with prescription pill decorations on the windows and a bar countertop filled with “medical waste.”
“A host of prescription-like designs are visible, such as pill-like stool tops in a bathroom and a curved countertop at the bar filled with medical waste.
Two hundred vinyl appliques shaped like drugs also line the exterior and interiors of the suite, while glowing white columns have capsule designs on translucent film.”
The room also features two real sharks frozen in formaldehyde.
… this all sounds a bit creepy if you ask me!
I don’t care about a private pool…
… you lost me at floating dead sharks and medical waste!
But, as it turns out, The Palms Casino Resort became yet another casualty to COVID-19 and was forced to close its doors in 2020.
It’s set to reopen early this year under new ownership – the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Will the $100k a night suites, floating dead sharks, and private butlers remain under the new ownership?
We’ll have to wait and see.
At least patrons in Vegas casinos are released from the mask mandate and can breathe freely!
What are your thoughts on the “Empathy Suite”?
Would you pay $100k for a private butler?
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