Las Vegas is known for its ability reinvent with fluidity, even that which is still relatively new. So it comes as no surprise that for its seventh birthday, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is getting an updated look that will appeal to both its loyal customers and those who seek a casino-resort experience outside of the norm. Upon completion in 2018, 90 percent (2,895 to be exact) of all its rooms will be upgraded.
Here’s what to expect when you check into this refreshed Sin City gem.
Selecting a design team was as meticulous a process as crafting the finished product. Lasting more than 18 months, the search began with an initial list of 20 firms that was whittled down to four finalists — in addition to The Cosmopolitan’s in-house designers — who were tasked with constructing model rooms on property. Employees, guests and visitors then walked through the spaces before voting on their favorites.
Spearheading the redesign of the Terrace rooms and the Reception Suites, New York-based Virserius Studio stripped each space down to its bones for a complete remodel, shifting the accents to warm gold touches and jewel-toned fabrics.
Every unit will offer a sense of surprising discovery — damask wall coverings double as canopies over the beds, whimsical wallpaper lines the closets and shadowy figures are embedded into room separations.
The Cosmopolitan’s own design team conceived the palette for the Wrap-Around Terrace Suites and City Rooms.
Since the Las Vegas property was originally built as a condo-hotel, many of its original fixtures and finishings had a residential vibe. In the latest incarnation, everything has been updated to better suit hospitality customers with amenities such as individual refrigerators, stocked minibars and a wine chiller.
But the crown jewels of the resort are the 21 new Boulevard Penthouses. Unveiled earlier this year, these palatial suites (ranging in size from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet) were re-envisioned by world-renowned talents Daun Curry, Richmond International and Tihany Design.
Six-plus years is practically a lifetime when it comes to in-room technology, so a major part of this revamp was ensuring that all the electronics were state of the art. In a city as electric as Las Vegas, it’s imperative to stay fully charged, so additional outlets and USB ports have been added in convenient locations throughout the property.
Other upgrades include the addition of 65-inch Samsung smart TVs with Hulu, YouTube, personal Bluetooth connectivity and in-suite Netflix; all lights have been converted to LEDs that have a multi-year lifespan; and there is a new tablet to control all room functions, including wake-up calls, lighting and temperature. These handy iPads also allow you to order room service, book reservations and buy show tickets from the comfort of your bed.
Upon check-in, you’ll meet Rose, The Cosmopolitan’s spicy-witted virtual concierge. Text Rose to opt into her services, which range from ordering room service to fetching towels. She can also help you with recommendations and reservations for dining and drinking, as well as shopping. And if you’re looking for an adventure, Rose can take you on an enriching art tour or even play mischievous games such as Two Truths and a Lie or Kiss, Marry, Diss.
Around the resort
Beyond the rooms, The Cosmopolitan has seen a reinvigoration of its casino with a new private salon called The Reserve; an expanded Race & Sports Book with video walls, mobile wagering and video poker machines; and an extension of The Talon Club, a high-stakes gaming area.
Food and beverage spaces have been amplified with popular restaurants such as Momofuku and Blue Ribbon. The iconic Chandelier bar is getting a fresh look with new seating, lighting and flooring while the lobby store, Vitals, will double in size.