The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opens in a little over one month, and will likely be the last new resort complex to open on the strip for quite sometime. That being said, there is a lot to look forward to with this development.
Originally planned as a Condo+Hotel project, Cosmo’s rooms are more like condos than hotels. Their standard studio suite has a modern kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator. Rooms are rather large measuring in at approximately 620 sq feet. That puts their standard room at about the Wynn level, above the 500 sq ft rooms at Aria, but below the 700+ sq ft rooms at Venetian, Palazzo, and Encore.
What separates Cosmo’s rooms from the other high-end strip resorts is the private terrace. Each room has its own private balcony, with some overlooking the breathtaking Fountains of Bellagio, with others overlooking the stunning architecture of CityCenter.
Cosmopolitan’s pool scene also looks very promising. Situated above the strip, Cosmo’s pool complex will have three distinct districts: Boulevard, Bamboo, and Day Club Pools.
Another positive contribution will be the strips newest mega-club, Marquee. From the creators of Tao and Lavo over at the Venetian/Palazzo, Marquee will follow the indoor/outdoor club/pool complex concept that XS/Surrender/Encore Beach Club prescribe to.
Cosmo will also be introducing many new celebrity chefs to the Las Vegas strip. And of course, no Las Vegas mega-resort is complete (thats right NYNY, Palazzo, Venetian) without a buffet. Aptly titled, The Wicked Spoon, it promises to satisfy cravings and invite discovery.
Las Vegas resorts often spend lavishly on their design, both interior and exterior. These resorts are designed to leave an impression on their guests. Ironically, the first place we often experience when visiting a resort is the drab, sometimes poorly designed parking structure. What a way to leave a first impression. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has sought to remedy this malice with “Wallworks.”
Cosmo has commissioned artists to work on each level of their new underground parking structure. Guests will be greeted with a unique work of art before even entering the resort proper. Who knew that a hotel billing itself as just the right amount of wrong, could get so much right.