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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort opens its doors

Dec 19, 2010

LAS VEGAS - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the highly anticipated luxury resort at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, officially opened its doors to the public at 8 p.m. on December 15. The evening's festivities included a first-look party for invited guests which included an exclusive three-song set from The Killers front-man and Las Vegas native Brandon Flowers, a dining taste-around at the P3 Commons restaurant neighborhood and a peek at the resort’s retail boutique collection. Just before the doors opened, the traditional ceremonial first bet was made by musician Mayer Hawthorne. In a first-ever innovation for the legendary Las Vegas entertainment scene, the opening-night concert was simulcast on The Cosmopolitan's marquee, meaning passersby on the Las Vegas Strip were be able to watch the concert live on the 65-foot-tall LED-display marquee.

Earlier in the day, The Cosmopolitan's CEO John Unwin presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony inside the new resort's Boulevard Casino, which features floor-to-ceiling windows facing the world-famous Strip. He was joined by fellow executive leadership from The Cosmopolitan as well as the imaginative resort's world-class design, architecture and construction team.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas delivers stylish design with an adventurous and welcoming spirit – delivering a decidedly different kind of Las Vegas experience. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential style living space with expansive one-of-a-kind private terraces and spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects David Rockwell, Jeffrey Beers, Adam D. Tihany and the Friedmutter Group. Guests will enjoy diverse dining experiences from the country's top chefs, unprecedented services and amenities, innovative new membership offerings, three distinct pool environments, a 100,000-square-foot casino, Sahra Spa & Hammam, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, nine unique retail boutiques and breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip at every turn.

"The Cosmopolitan is about creating a resort experience set apart from anything that exists right now in Las Vegas," says John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan. "When you combine spacious suites, high design from talent like David Rockwell, a carefully curated award-winning dining collection, unparalleled service and gaming, we know guests will enjoy an experience that harkens back to an era when guests felt connected, inspired and engaged by their resort."

Situated at a desirable center-Strip location, The Cosmopolitan's uniquely vertical multi-tower design on just 8.7 acres of land boasts sweeping views of the Las Vegas skyline, allowing guests to feel that they are truly at the epicenter of the vibrant city while maintaining a boutique style footprint.

The 50-story East and West towers comprise oversized hotel and condominium-style rooms ranging in size from 730 square feet to over 5,400 square feet in addition to ten three-story bungalow-style suites adjacent to the west pool deck. Contemporary bespoke room decor by David Rockwell will feature spacious living areas, luxurious bathrooms, a hundred small but unique touches, and many with expansive terraces with dazzling views of the Strip. Each room features state-of-the-art technology control panels, plasma-screen televisions, entertainment system, wireless internet and a custom in-room bar. The oversized bathrooms offer moments of unexpected tranquility combined with breathtaking views — Japanese soaking tubs, rain showers and marble floors complete the guest bath experience.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers culinary concepts from some of the country's top chefs and roster of dynamic, new-to-Las Vegas restaurants. To date, the prestigious lineup will include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; China Poblano and Jaleo, both by Chef Jose Andres; Comme Ca by acclaimed Los Angeles Chef David Myers; international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis' Estiatorio Milos; Holsteins, an exciting new burger concept from Block 16 Hospitality; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G., both by award-winning chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort opens its doors
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