Barbie Suite at the Palms Casino Resort
Barbie has everything a girl -- oops, a doll -- could possibly want. So far she's had over 43 pets including 21 dogs, 12 horses, three ponies, six cats, a parrot, a chimpanzee, a panda, a lion cub, a giraffe and a zebra. (Did you know every second, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world?).
Now as part of her 50th birthday celebration, she has her very own hotel suite (photo of her sitting room above) at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Interior designer Jonathan Adler decorated the bubble gum-hued suite, which is appointed with everything from corseted, lace-up chairs, sunburst mirrors made from 65 reproduction 1959 black-and-white bathing suit Barbie dolls, to one-of-a-kind artwork featuring -- you guessed it -- Barbie!
Some of the furnishings were shipped over from Barbie's real-life Malibu Dream House, where she celebrated her 50th birthday bash earlier this year -- a girl's got to move on, you know? Her new 2,350 square-foot-digs have a 50 person capacity so young -- or adult -- Barbie devotees can invite their friends. The suite is available for one year beginning this June. What in the world will they think up next?
Barbie is 50 years old and looking good inside her eponymous suite designed by Jonathan Adler at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The Barbie Suite features corseted, lace-up "dress" chairs and artwork of Barbie on the walls.
Barbie's suite at the hotel has a fireplace flanked with poodles in the dining room and a decidedly pink theme.
-- Barbara Thornburg
Photos courtesy of Mattel Inc.