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New Year’s at Cosmopolitan: 1 room, 3 nights, $5,600

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The Cosmopolitan’s rooms will be marketed as a resort hotel with added perks typical of condominiums.

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

A night of New Year’s Eve partying at a Las Vegas Strip resort can be pricey, but ringing in the new year at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas could cost you a small fortune.

The soon-to-open resort released details this week of its exclusive (and expensive) New Year’s Eve package, which comes with a whopping $5,600 price tag. Cosmopolitan boasts that the package includes an elbow rub with the stars as the resort celebrates its grand opening and ushers in 2011.

The $5,600 price tag will get you three nights, Dec. 30 through Jan. 1, in one of Cosmopolitan’s standard hotel rooms (one layout has a balcony, one doesn’t), admission to the opening of Marquee nightclub, two tickets to the invitation-only Coldplay/Jay-Z concert and a $300 food and beverage credit for dinner for two on New Year’s Eve, with brunch the next day.

Few Las Vegas resorts are offering similar packages for New Year’s Eve, but even an a la carte menu of some of the best features at some of the best Las Vegas hotels doesn’t come close in price to Cosmopolitan’s New Year’s Eve experience. But as Cosmopolitan has proclaimed, “It's not for everyone.”

At Aria, three nights in a standard room, two of the best seats at “Viva Elvis,” admission for two to Haze nightclub and a four-course dinner at Union steakhouse would cost a guest about $2,080.

Three nights at Bellagio with two of the priciest tickets to “O,” admission for two at Bank nightclub and a four-course meal would be about $2,400.

At Wynn Las Vegas, a three-night stay over New Year’s Eve weekend runs about $1,500. Add in two VIP tickets to "Le Reve," admission for two to Surrender nightclub and a three-course prix fixe meal at Alex, and the cost totals more than $2,100.

Palms is one of the only other hotels running a New Year’s Eve package, starting at $850 for two nights and including two tickets to its Thirty Seconds to Mars concert and four drinks. Tickets for two to Moon cost an additional $250 each.

Palazzo's “Prestige Suite” package for three nights is about $1,700 for New Year’s Eve weekend. The package includes limo pick-up at the airport, a champagne check in, breakfast each morning, access to the spa and a daily cocktail reception. For another $200 apiece, add admission to Tao nightclub next door at the Venetian — Kim Kardashian sighting included.

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  1. Are they kidding? Seems like the "suits" in the back offices have not learned their lesson. Gouging visitors under the guise it's "New Years Eve" is a clear indication the "suits" are still as clueless, stupid and greedy as ever! If I were thinking of coming to "Lost Wages," I would wait until January 2 when the room prices will be down to about 20 bucks again. These guys are white-collar criminals, as far as I am concerned!

  2. The Cosmopolitan is designed for the well-off crowd, and this is history in the making. The bank owners have been generous with Las Vegas in completing and opening this hotel/casino during the worst of times. I wish them well and hope they are full from the day they open until prosperity returns to Las Vegas. The next big hotel to open could turn out to be the Fountainbleu in about the year 2025. Nothing would please me more than seeing the Cosmopolitan actually turn a nice profit it's first month in operation.

  3. The Cosmopolitan was not built for 99.9% of the people that post here at the Sun.

    They know their market and will do just fine with it.

    Seems that some people think you spend billions of dollars to open a high end Hotel then you should have nickel slots and $20 rooms to pay the bills.

    I guess that is why many are posting here and not out running multi-billion dollar companies. ;-)

    Just because you can not afford something does not mean there is not a market for it.

  4. Great example of what growing wealth inequality in the US really means.

    For the vast majority of people in the US, $5,600 for a three night stay is unthinkable. There are hundreds of thousands of people, however, for whom that sort of money is truly insignificant.

    Something to think about the next time you hear Republicans pushing for further tax breaks for the affluent.

  5. Well....I hope they sell it out. Just don't be looking for me around there. We'll check it out next time we're in Las Vegas, But will walk over from our room at the IP to do so. I have absolutely no problem with those who can afford it (or are willing to do so) spending whatever they want on a trip to L.V. and high end accommodations, After all, it is their money keeping the places open so the rest of us can come over and have a nice trip with little cost. I agree with Jerry, I'll come over mid week and get a room for 3 nights at the IP for less than the cost of one dinner at the Cosmo! We'll do most of our dining at some of the great local LV restaurants away from the casinos.

  6. I'll be going to bed early,...more fun and much cheaper

  7. And they still charge a $24.99 per night Resort Fee on top of that.

  8. logic, Never had any problem with bed bugs at IP. It seems so many people equate inexpensive accommodations with bed bugs. The IP is a great location, Center Strip, close to everything, and it is clean.`I've never set foot in a YMCA.
    And one more thing, Who the heck is Kim Kardashian? Years ago we had a "sighting" of Don King at the MGM!!

  9. if it's an independent company and not within the MGM company, I will go and sign-up for my players card. Perhaps they get me a T-Shirt or perhaps a 2-for 1 for the buffet after playing 100 points?

    From Switzerland

  10. Laughable for a BANK OWNED property.