By Alesandra Dubin Posted August 19, 2009, 2:34 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS In the 50th year of the Barbie doll, the Palms Casino Resort has imagined a real-life Dream House—inspired by an event in Malibu to celebrate the milestone earlier in 2009—and executed it as a 2,350-square-foot suite. The space holds 50 people within the property's 40-story Fantasy Tower—opening the spot to events, quirky meetings, and lodging.
The Barbie Suite has skirted, corseted chairs; a sunburst-style mirror made from 65 reproduction 1959 Black & White Bathing Suit Barbie dolls; pieces from the Barbie Loves Jonathan Adler home decor collection (launching nationwide in the fall); custom wall coverings and artwork; a giant Jacuzzi tub; a two-way fireplace; a full bar; plasma TVs; a steam shower; and a high-end sound system.
In-suite event packages are priced around $1,200 per person for a stocked bar, snacks, and Rain nightclub entry.
“The Barbie Suite is an exciting extension to our collection of awe-inspiring Fantasy Suites,“ said Palms owner Goerge Maloof in a statement. “The suite’s unique design, enhanced accommodations, and large space make it a one-of-a-kind setting for all types of travel.”
The tower itself has 347 rooms and suites and more than 40 mega-suites and Sky Villas. Other Fantasy Suites include the NBA-inspired Hardwood Suite with a scoreboard and half basketball court; the King Pin Suite with regulation bowling equipment; and the hip-hop Crib Suite. Single- and two-story Sky Villas—including the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa—are also available in the Fantasy Tower.