It’s been nearly two years since a gunman took the lives of 58 people and wounded hundreds of others at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas. But some scars never heal. “It’s actually harder now,” said Debby Allen, whose son, Christopher Roybal, a 28-year-old Navy veteran, was among those killed the night of Oct. 1, 2017. “Initially, the shock of it makes it feel like your life is fuzzy. When the fog fades and you realize this is, in fact, your life, it’s a whole different emotion.”
The Empathy Suite at the Palms offers eye-popping views in every direction. Outside, there’s the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, as seen from the 34th floor. Inside, there are the six stunning original installations by British artist Damien Hirst. Million-dollar views, both. When you look at it that way, the suite’s price tag — $200,000 for a two-night stay — seems like a real bargain.
‘FASTEST’ FUN IN THE WEST: After his grandfather gave him a box of tricks as a boy, Excalibur magician Hans Klok found his calling
Hans Klok, known in part for his flowing golden locks, has been performing magic for decades and understands the importance of spectacle, especially in Las Vegas, where he’s no newbie.