Las Vegas Sun

February 1, 2015

Currently: 46° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Cosmopolitan resort-casino unveils Strip marquee


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

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas debuts its signature marquee featuring full-bleed videos on Aug. 3, 2010. Launch slideshow »

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.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

No trusted comments have been posted.