Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Incredible Apartment In Las Vegas

Tony Hsieh's apartment

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is in the midst of moving his company from suburban Henderson, Nevada, to downtown Las Vegas, with new offices in the former City Hall building, opening in Fall 2013.

While Zappos is funding the company’s $40 million relocation, it’s all part of Hsieh’s bigger vision for downtown Las Vegas. He’s investing $350 million of his own money to revitalize the city.

Hsieh, 38, is already living downtown at The Ogden, a luxury apartment complex just a few blocks from City Hall, where he rents 40 rooms to host guests from around the world. It’s also home to several Zappos and Downtown Project employees. 

We took a tour while in Las Vegas last month

In one big experiment, Tony Hsieh is moving Zappos' headquarters from suburbia to downtown Las Vegas. Its new office will be in the old City Hall (that white building on the right).

As the old City Hall undergoes a $40 million renovation, 200 Zappos employees have already moved into a nearby office downtown. Everyone else will move in Fall 2013.

Hsieh is investing $350 million of his own money to make Vegas a place where people will want to live and work. He recently bought the rights to First Friday, an arts and culture festival that draws thousands of Las Vegans every month.

Hsieh spends much of his time strategising his investments. He's allocating $200 million to residential and real estate, $50 million to tech startups, $50 million to arts and culture, and $50 million to education.

He lives in The Ogden, a luxury apartment complex just a few blocks from old City Hall.

His apartment is actually three apartments combined.

And includes a jungle-themed party room.

There are energy drinks in nearly every room.

Including his favourite, Red Bull.

And there's always enough Grey Goose on hand.

There are incredible views of the Vegas Strip from Hsieh's 23rd-floor apartment.

And of the land he's developing downtown.

In one of the rooms, there's a wall filled with ideas on how to change Vegas. That's Zach Ware, a Zappos employee who's managing the $40 million City Hall renovation.

There are more ideas on the windows.

And maps and building plans on walls everywhere.

Including sketches of Container Park, which is a central part of Hsieh's strategy.

Container Park will be a large, open space surrounded by retailers, restaurants, and other small businesses.

Guests sometimes crash on the bean bags throughout the many different rooms.

And hang out in these desk chairs. Zappos is trying them out at its headquarters.

On the rooftop, there's a pool with more stunning views of Las Vegas and beyond. (It belongs to the building, not Hsieh alone.)

Hsieh is renting out 40 apartments in the building to host visitors. The Ogden is also home to many of the tech startups he's investing in.

With so many entrepreneurs under one roof, they often hang out together.

Which is why he also recently bought a $1.4 million property downtown.

It will be an event space where he'll host parties for hundreds of people.

It's all part of his plan to create a community in downtown Las Vegas.

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