The Cosmopolitan's New Perspective on Vegas

Managing Editor Janeen Christoff blogs after a hard-hat tour of the new hotel By: Janeen Christoff
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas // (c) 2010
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas // (c) 2010

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

When it comes to how I felt about the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel, I have to say, I’m a Cosmo girl. After taking a recent hard-hat tour of the property, all I can say is — wow, you can drink in a chandelier. The Chandelier Bar, surely the property’s piece de resistance, is a three-story bar made of floor-to-ceiling crystal strands, allowing visitors to sip their cocktail of choice shrouded in its twinkling lights. Other impressive features in the hotel are its boutique style, innovative digital displays by Digital Kitchen and the homey feel of its David Rockwell-designed rooms.

The idea behind the hotel is to introduce a new brand with a unique identity to guests who want experience to the Las Vegas Strip in a different way. In order to achieve this, the hotel has partnered with interior architects such as David Rockwell, Jeffrey Beers, Adam D. Tihany, Digital Kitchen and the Friedmutter Group.

The hotel’s two 50-story towers, which were originally designed to feature more condominiums, will now feature oversize hotel- and condominium-style rooms ranging in size from 730 square feet to more than 5,400 square feet. There are also 10 three-story, bungalow-style suites adjacent to the west pool deck. Rooms feature unique touches in a spacious design that includes large terraces overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. They also feature state-of-the-art control panels, plasma-screen televisions, entertainment systems, wireless Internet access and an in-room bar. Bathrooms feature Japanese-style soaking tubs, rain showers and marble floors.

In addition, the 2,995-room resort will house a 100,000-square-foot casino, unique boutiques, the Sahra Spa & Hammam; three pools; multi-level nightclubs and 150,000 square feet of convention and meeting space. The resort will also feature several signature restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Sushi & Bar; Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ca by chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos; Hostein’s from Block 16 Hospitality; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G; steakhouse STK; and more.

The hotel, which is located on just 8.7 acres and will be a part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is scheduled to open on Dec. 15.

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