A great offer for millionaires
Millionaires seeking a night in the US’s most expensive hotel room can now do so without spending a cent, while also earning themselves a free $10,000 line of credit to spend at the resort’s casino in Las Vegas.
9,156 square-foot suite designed by British artist Damien Hurst
The Independent on Wednesday revealed that guests staying at Palms Casino Resort’s Empathy Suite who present a $1m limit credit card will get to stay free. Normally, the 9,156 square-foot suite designed by British artist Damien Hurst costs guests a staggering $100,000 a night.
The Independent, which said it has contacted Palms for comment, states that while the objective of the freebie offer is unclear, one “theory is that ultra-wealthy guests are more likely to spend big in the casino.”
The UK online daily cited Inside Hook as positing “the most plausible reason” for targeting high-net-worth visitors is to help the Palms “maintain prestige.”
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The high-roller stay in the Palms sky villa includes 24-hour butler service, with qualifying guests also able to make use of a chauffeured vehicle for the night. Instead of hitting the Strip straightaway, however, the complimentary $10,000 will likely first tempt them into Palms’ recently redesigned 94,000 square-foot casino or its new sportsbook.
Palms’ casino, which only reopened April last year after pandemic setbacks, features more than 1,500 slot machines and a six-table high-limit room with limits up to $10,000. A ribbon-cutting ceremony in April opened the resort’s new Palms Sportsbook and Lounge, which William Hill operates.
The Palms millionaire promotion appears to be a discrete, word-of-mouth-based campaign targeted at high net-worth individuals, as no details of the widely-reported Empathy Suite freebie appear anywhere on the Palms website.
New owner’s first year
In April 2023, Palms’ new owner, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, will celebrate its first year in business as the first Native American tribe to both own and operate a Las Vegas casino resort.
suspected murder-suicide of two women
The California tribe’s tenure as new owner-operator started May 2021. Not shortly afterward, the group had to deal with its first major issue after the suspected murder-suicide of two women found in a hotel room on the Palms Place premises of the-then shuttered Palms Casino Resort.
Palms reopened in April 2022, more than two years after its pandemic-enforced closure in March 2020.