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Cosmopolitan resort-casino unveils Strip marquee

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Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun

CEO John Unwin waves to spectators on the CityCenter bridge from atop the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas marquee.

Cosmopolitan marquee

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Las Vegas’ neon highway became a bit brighter Tuesday as the Strip welcomed its newest marquee.

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Chief Executive John Unwin flicked the switch for the Cosmopolitan’s 65-foot marquee at a media event Tuesday afternoon. Comprised of four LED screens, the marquee took more than six months to build.

The 2,995-room, 50-story resort-casino between the Bellagio and CityCenter is planning a soft opening in December with a grand opening celebration on New Year’s Eve weekend.

Until June, few details had been released about the 8.7-acre development, but the resort’s recently-launched website indicates it will have a 43,000-square-foot spa, 100,000 square feet of gaming space, 60,000 square feet of retail space and 11 restaurants, many of which will be led by celebrity chefs.

Keeping up with the current daylife and nightlife trends on the Strip, Cosmopolitan will have three separate pools, one of which will be an adult pool, and a nightclub by the Tao Group. Details about the nightclub haven’t been released.

It is still unclear whether Cosmopolitan will include condos, which was part of the resort’s original plan.

Deutsche Bank, which foreclosed on the resort in 2008, is spending $1.1 billion to complete the Cosmopolitan for its December opening, the company said in a regulatory filing last month.

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