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The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Opens With Fanfare

December 16, 2010 By: Andrew Sheivachman Travel Agent

LAS VEGASThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opened Wednesday with the goal of bringing personality and personal relationships back to The Las Vegas Strip.

The 2,995 guestroom resort and casino opened to the public Wednesday night, showing off its unique décor, including a three-story crystal Chandelier Bar designed by David Rockwell containing three bars and lounges. This attention to detail that makes The Cosmopolitan one of the most unique properties in Las Vegas today, prominently featuring video art on columns and walls and furniture with designs that hearken back to the classic Las Vegas of the 1950s and 1960s.

“Welcome to the beginning of a new era,” said CEO John Unwin during the resort's ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning. “Welcome to luxury redefined.”

The property, which has been in development for more than five years and is currently owned by Deutsche Bank, features 150,000 square feet of convention and event space, the Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub at Cosmopolitan and eight different dining experiences ranging from comfort food to a French brasserie. An extensive retail collection including Allsaints Spitalfield and Stitch resides on the resort's second floor.

The Cosmopolitan also represents the last new resort in a building boom that included the Aria and Vdara in the CityCenter development, which the Cosmopolitan resides next to.

Live music and performance art is a large part of the Cosmopolitan experience, as the property features multiple stages that will feature daily performances. The Cosmopolitan welcomed Brandon Flowers, singer of The Killers, on its opening night. Coldplay and Jay-Z are slated to perform at the Cosmopolitan on New Year's Eve.

“Cosmopolitan is about creating new relationships," said Unwin. "It's about being part of a great community. We just can't wait to show you around."

Check out photos from the ribbon-cutting ceremony below, and stay tuned to Travel Agent for more exclusive photos from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.





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