If you have a lonely $4,000 sleeping in your pocket that’s waiting to be spent, you might consider plunking down the green for a night of nostalgic bliss at the Palms Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas and stay in their new Barbie suite.
Sooner or later you’d expect Mattel’s iconic doll-of-a-woman to resurface, but in a Las Vegas casino? Now, she’s grown up (really grown up) and debuting at the resort’s first redesign of their 2006-vintage Fantasy Suites. The folks at the Palms have rededicated their former “Pink suite,” transforming it into the new “Barbie suite.” More than a mere new logo on the floor and a collage-walled entry, there are Barbie-cloth upholstered chairs with lace-up backs and tutu skirts, a Barbie dining set, a vintage-Barbie mirror and art canvases, silver lame ottomans, foil-print wallpapers, Pucci-print pillows.
If you like pink everywhere and have a lust for the perfect gal, you’ll surely have a nirvana experience like no other.
Part of a global marketing “celebration” of Barbie’s 50th anniversary, the suite was decorated by Jonathan Adler, based on the actual “Malibu Dream House” he staged for an event earlier this spring.
The suite will exist for a year; the management is mum on what will happen to the suite after that. So, if you’d like to have a grand botox, hair extension, or some other similar party with your girlfriends at someplace that has true Las Vegas kitsch, you best make your reservation early.