For a new hotel to survive in a city filled to the brim with a variety of similar businesses, it must stand out both visually and on paper. Though it may offer the same basic amenities as its counterparts, it has to create a new experience or revise and elaborate on one that already exists. In December of 2010, despite a declining economy, the doors to Las Vegas' newest hot-spot - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - opened.
Construction on the 53 story high rise began in October of 2005 and continued on through a series of lawsuits, plan revisions, and imminent downfalls. During a foreclosure scare in 2008, the project's development changed hands after Deutsch Bank AG (who provided the loan to hotel's original developer, 3700 Associates, LLC) purchased the project for $1 billion and hired The Related Cos, the developer behind New York's Time Warner Center. Having overcome a change in development, the issues continued in June of 2008 when the Hearst Company (responsible for creating the well known women's publication, Cosmopolitan) filed a suit against the casino's owners, forcing their hand to change the building's name from Cosmopolitan to Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. With a new name and the project back on schedule, it would face several more hurtles, such as battles over purchasing rights, before the official announcement that the hotel would open in stages with an end date of July 2011.
When making the trip out to Sin City, a visit to the Cosmopolitan is a necessity. If you're a fan of night club or just looking to mingle the night away, it's imperative that you find yourself amongst the attractive crowd in the casino's exquisite Marquee night / day club. Marquee sports coliseum-style seating that overlooks the club's dance floor. For those that stray away from the night club scene can make use of Marquee's seasonal Dayclub, which grants access to three-story bungalow lofts, all imbued with living quarters and a party deck.
To recover from a night of partying, guests can spend the day at one of Cosmopolitan's three distinct pools. Individuals looking for a secluded experience should find themselves at the private Bamboo Pool, while social butterflies can make use of the Boulevard and Marquee Dayclub pools. Each pool area is outfitted with top-of-the-line amenities and offers unrivaled views of the surrounding areas. During a day of relaxation, be sure to break away from these five-star pools for hours of luxury and pampering at Cosmo's Sahra Spa and Hammam. After making use of the offered steam room, personal rejuvenation suites and holistic body treatments, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers a unique shopping experience with stores like Droog, Stitched, and the world's first interactive shopping experience – U*tique.
Despite a rocky beginning, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomed a successful holiday opening with a mix of planned and surprise celebrity appearances. Since then, the new property has been the place to be for Sin City's youthful and club-going crowd. With over 2,900 rooms, there's plenty of room for everybody.