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NBA legend Shaquille ‘Shaq’ O’Neal set to stay in $5000 per night penthouses

Inside the $5000-per-night penthouse where NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal ‘will stay at The Star in Sydney’: Including a karaoke room and sweeping harbour views

Shaquille ‘Shaq’ O’Neal, 50, will reportedly stay at the penthouse suite at The Star when he makes his arrival in Sydney this month.  

According to Emerald City, the American former basketball legend and his entourage will be living it up at The Star’s hotel The Darling. 

Penthouses at the hotel usually cost around $5,000 per night and boast an array of lavish ammenities. 

Inside the luxurious ‘$5000 per night penthouse suite’ where NBA legend Shaquille ‘Shaq’ O’Neal (pictured) will reportedly stay at The Star in Sydney this month 

The penthouse suites, which reportedly cost $5000 per night, feature sweeping views of the city along with floor-to-ceiling windows, taking full advantage of its prime harbour location

The penthouse suites, which reportedly cost $5000 per night, feature sweeping views of the city along with floor-to-ceiling windows, taking full advantage of its prime harbour location

According to The Star’s website, each penthouse has two bedrooms, each with their own well-appointed bathroom, ensuring privacy. 

The suites feature sweeping views of the city and floor-to-ceiling windows, taking full advantage of the hotel’s prime harbour location. 

They also feature a karaoke room for Shaq and his entourage to entertain guests.

The master bedroom is luxurious but homely, filled with rotating pieces of art, a spa bath and a double shower and a large wardrobe

The master bedroom is luxurious but homely, filled with rotating pieces of art, a spa bath and a double shower and a large wardrobe

The master bedroom is luxurious but homely, filled with rotating pieces of art, a spa bath and a double shower and a large wardrobe. 

The suite features a number of high-end furnishing and chandeliers adorning the ceilings of the pricey residence. 

While in town Shaq is set for an exclusive DJ set at The Star’s Marquee nightclub. He is also rumoured to shoot hoops in the sports bar, according to Emerald City. 

It also features karaoke room for Shaq and his entourage to entertain guests. Shaq will make an appearance at Marquee and The Star's sports bar

It also features karaoke room for Shaq and his entourage to entertain guests. Shaq will make an appearance at Marquee and The Star’s sports bar 

Shaq will visit Sydney and Melbourne with a number of speaking engagements.  

It comes amid news Shaq will head to Melbourne’s 170 Russell nightclub on Wednesday August 24, where he will also DJ. 

DJing has long been a hobby for the basketball great and he has played world-famous music festivals including Lollapalooza, Imagine and Tomorrowland.  

The bathrooms of the penthouse are equally as luxurious as the rest of the suite

The bathrooms of the penthouse are equally as luxurious as the rest of the suite 

The Kazaam star told Forbes magazine his musical side gig actually loses him money after all the overheads, but he won’t stop because he loves it too much.

‘It costs me a lot of money to rent this building, security people, who cares? I’d rather have that title –  ”Shaq had the best party ever.”

The 2.1 metre giant said his shows don’t have a set playlist as he likes to read the room to determine what beats will get people moving.   

DJing has long been a hobby for the basketball great and he has played world-famous music festivals including Lollapalooza, Imagine and Tomorrowland

DJing has long been a hobby for the basketball great and he has played world-famous music festivals including Lollapalooza, Imagine and Tomorrowland

He told Footwear News: ‘I just have to look at people in the crowd and play some music.’

Shaq’s Australian visit mixes business with pleasure as he is also hosting an entrepreneurial talk in Sydney and Melbourne on August 25 and 26.

Organisers say fans can expect to get an intimate and uncensored question and answer session during the show called La Trobe Financial Presents: An Evening with Shaquille O’Neal.  

Shaq first shot to fame as a rookie ball player in 1992 with US NBA team Orlando Magic.

He went onto play with the Los Angeles Lakers delivering classic performances in their consecutive championship seasons between 2000 and 2003.

Shaq first shot to fame as a rookie ball player in 1992 with NBA team Orlando Magic. He famously wore the '32' number jersey

Shaq first shot to fame as a rookie ball player in 1992 with NBA team Orlando Magic. He famously wore the ’32’ number jersey

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