Pony up $25,000 a night and you can stay at the Basketball-themed Hardwood Suite which features three “NBA sized” Murphy beds, a basketball court with your name written on the court itself, NBA-quality locker room with personalized jerseys for everybody in your group. Some notable celebrities that have stayed in this room include wrestler Hulk Hogan, Carmen Electra, Chris Webber and Dennis Rodman.
Basketball not your thing? Perhaps you would like to check out one of the many other unique suites such as the G-Suite which takes its design cues from the Palm’s Ghost Bar, a nightclub on the 55th floor with views of the pool below through a special glass floor. The suite features a similar glass floor along with a live television feed of the action below, available for between $3,000 to $5,000 a night.
Other high-end suites include the Sky Villas with up to 9,000 square feet each with their own indoor-outdoor swimming pools that actually overhang the side of the building and have a glass end wall for maximum viewing, and the Erotica Suite which features a round rotating bed and obligatory stripper pole. I’m surprised none of the suites feature a champaign glass shaped Jacuzzi!
The Palms Hotel has been catering to celebrities since it first opened in late 2001. In 2002, it was the resort where participants of MTV’s The Real World: Las Vegas stayed, and the hotel features its own world class recording studio where artists like Lil’ Jon, The Killers, Michael Buble, Britney Spears and Vegas favorite Celine Dion can lay down a few tracks before hitting the town. Even if you aren’t a rock star, you can still live out your rock and roll fantasy at the Palms. For an undisclosed fee, somewhere in the tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, the hotel will arrange a “Music Fantasy” which entails having your favorite band come to the studio and record a song with you.
George Maloof, owner of the Palms Hotel recently described the “Music Fantasy” experience in a recent interview with ABC radio host Al Mancini.