The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas
What We Love
- The hippest hot spot, Rose. Rabbit. Lie., defies categorization and expectation, combining experimental performance art courtesy of interactive floor shows with stiff libations, a catwalk ready crowd and beautifully presented fare
- The Sahra Spa’s cavernous hammam
What To Know
- The Boulevard pool turns into a 4,200-square-foot ice rink overlooking the Strip during winter months
- Reservations recommended for any of the restaurants
- Some rooms will have noise from the pool area
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With video art installation pieces and a who’s who of culinary and nightlife legends, The Cosmopolitan aims to be the hippest resort on the Strip. The overall feel of the place is Miami Vice meets James Bond meets Paris Hilton (this is Vegas, after all). The futuristic lobby sets the tone, with iPad check-in and columns that double as morphing digital art pieces. Nouveau baroque chandeliers and marble floors keep things grounded in high-end Vegas, and the architecture (the hotel occupies two 52-story glass towers) optimizes views of the Bellagio fountains, the Eiffel Tower replica and the Strip’s other over-the-top sights. The 2,995 condo-style units channel Hollywood Regency by way of Jonathan Adler—think baby blue alligator print side tables, custom leather headboards, and Pop Art wallpaper. Many have sprawling terraces, Japanese soaking tubs, and kitchenettes with microwaves and Subzero minibars. At the center of the casino floor is a three-story bar draped in two million crystals that form a massive glittering chandelier. It’s part of the complex’s 300,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, which includes 13 restaurants (from “it” chefs like Jose Andres) and Vegas outposts of hip New York spots like Blue Ribbon Sushi and legendary nightclub Marquee (the Vegas version thumps both day and night and includes art installations on giant LED screens). Inspired by desert landscapes, the Sahra Spa has 30 treatment rooms and a hammam, with Morrocan-, Turkish-, and Malaysian-inspired treatments. Guests can choose between the surf lodge vibe of the Boulevard Pool, the more serene Bamboo Pool, and the raging Marquee Dayclub Pool.
In the Area
The hotel has some of the more edgy shopping in Vegas with CRSVR (which specializes in limited edition sneakers), cult denim shop DNA2050 and collectible Japanese purveyor Kid Robot. You’re also right near the Daniel Libeskind-designed Crystals shopping district, where Chihuly glass sculptures and carpets made from flowers complement designer baubles by the likes of Balenciaga, Gucci and Lanvin. Across the street from the Cosmopolitan is one of the largest gay dance clubs in the U.S., Krave, which offers cutting-edge DJs, dance contests and go-go dancers on a Broadway-size stage. For a little retro fun, take the short taxi ride to the Pinball Hall of Fame, the world’s largest collection of machines, or head to the Neon Boneyard, the final resting place of the city’s glittering signs. Have a need for speed? Suit up and put the pedal to the metal at the Richard Petty Driving Experience, where you can drive yourself or ride along with an expert.
How to Get There
The main advantage of this hotel is that it is in the center of the Strip. Apart from walking everywhere, everything you need is in the hotels from restaurants to the casino.
There is also a beautiful upscale shopping mall close by.
It is a modern design. We went to see the chandelier bar. The chandelier is interesting spanning a few floors but it is overrated.
The vibe is high energy and busy - too much for our taste.
The real deal killer is that there are no coffee/tea makers in the rooms.
Still it is worth checking out.
From the moment you walk in, you know you are at an outstanding hotel. This hotel is beautiful and modern, it has excellent front desk service, the rooms are clean and extremely comfortable and the view is breathtaking. The 4th level pool is gorgeous and all the restaurants we ate at were delicious. Would love to come back some day. Highly recommended!
unless you prefer your hotel to be no more than an Essex nightclub......dont go here
this hotel is for those young people who need to be seen, not for people who want a quite time
the casino is dark and dingy and full of working girls
we arrived having drove from LA and coming from England. We were supposed to get a room upgrade - no chance. The rude attendant at reception didn't even try to look, just shoved us in what turned out to be the disabled room
so unless you re prepared to party all night, be treated like S and surrounded by hookers - don't go here