Cosmopolitan Opens in Las Vegas
After five years, billions of dollars, foreclosure and a few lawsuits, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is finally ready to test its luck in Las Vegas. The nearly 3,000 room resort has a long road ahead of it. The resort is likely the last megaproperty to open on the Las Vegas Strip for a while.
The resort is part of the new luxe Las Vegas where instead of themed resorts, the only theme is luxury and glamour. This new casino hopes to dazzle Las Vegas tourists at a time when people have been slow to spend.
The design is a combination of a bit of Art Deco glam with 1960s modernist touches. A little throwback to the martini-soaked Rat Pack days of a younger Las Vegas. The resort has interiors designed by The Rockwell Group, Jeffrey Beers, Adam D.Tihany, The Friedmutter Group, SEED, Asfor Guzy, Studio Gaia, Bentel & Bentel and United.
The resort is built on a smaller footprint than some of the other nearby properties. The result is a property that feels less sprawling. The vertical resort includes a 100,000-square-foot casino.
The property includes the Sahra Spa & Hammam; three pools at The Pool District; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, a 60,000 square foot multi-level integrated nightclub; nine retail boutiques, a fitness center, many restaurants and plenty of meeting space.
Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal checked out the opening which was attended by Brandon Flowers of The Killers and celebrity chef Jose Andres who has a new restaurant, Jaleo at the resort.
The hotel website has a variety of packages listed with features including cocktail service on your private wraparound terrace that overlooks the other resorts.
The Cosmopolitan is hosting a lavish New Year's Eve celebration. Charity Buzz is auctioning off a VIP Package with Coldplay & Jay-Z at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that includes a three-night stay in a City Room or Terrace Studio; two tickets to the Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub New Year's Eve preview party with a very special performance featuring a GRAMMY Nominee you won't want to miss... The next day, prior to the concert event of the year, you'll have dinner for two at the restaurant of your choice within the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas which may include Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and steakhouse STK from The One Group. On New Year's Eve, you and your guest will enjoy the super exclusive concert collaboration of the decade, "Viva La Hova," featuring Coldplay and Jay-Z. The next day you dine on New Year's Day brunch for two at the hotel's Wicked Spoon restaurant. Bidding ends on December 23.