By Alesandra Dubin Posted October 8, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is finally slated to welcome its first guests on December 15, after financial problems delayed the project. Here's an overview of what’s to come.
Purchased by Deutsche Bank in August 2008, the Cosmopolitan is on the Strip between CityCenter and the Bellagio. It has 2,995 rooms; a nightclub and lounge; 150,000 square feet of convention and banquet facilities; restaurants; a 50,000-square-foot spa, salon, and fitness center; 60,000 square feet of retail; 100,000 square feet of casino space; and three pool areas. The resort’s multiple-tower design offers dramatic views of the city.
The 150,000 square feet of meeting space covers three floors of the resort. There are a total of seven ballrooms ranging from 7,000 to 37,000 square feet, in addition to 46 meeting rooms. An elevator in the east tower allows direct access to conference space from rooms. Space on the fourth level has direct access to the Boulevard Pool, which offers views of the Strip for receptions or meeting breaks. Meeting space can be configured to accommodate a group as large as 4,000.
Restaurants include Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants from chef José Andrés, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill from restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Comme Ça from Los Angeles chef David Myers, New York’s Estiatorio Milos from restaurateur Costas Spiliadis, Holstein’s from Block 16 Hospitality, Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. from chef Scott Conant, and steak house STK from the One Group.
The 50-story east and west towers offer oversize hotel- and condo-style rooms ranging in size from 730 square feet to more than 5,400 square feet, in addition to 10 three-story bungalow-style suites adjacent to the west pool deck. David Rockwell’s room decor includes large living areas and oversize bathrooms with Japanese soaking tubs, rain showers, and marble floors. Many rooms have expansive terraces overlooking the Strip. Each room offers technology control panels, plasma televisions, entertainment system, wireless Internet, and an in-room bar.