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Cosmopolitan launches six-part video series ahead of Las Vegas Strip opening


Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas debuts its four-sided marquee in August.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas began a mini-documentary series this week, giving viewers a glimpse inside the soon-to-open Strip resort.

“Stay,” featuring interior architect David Rockwell, is the first of six videos airing on the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Channel in November and December.

The videos are two-minute features that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the inspirations and people involved in the design and conception of the Cosmopolitan.

Rockwell walks viewers through his design vision for the Cosmopolitan’s hotel rooms. He details some of the rooms’ unique items, like Piero Fornasetti wall coverings in room closets.

“Hotel rooms in general tend to look like they came out of a design catalog, and we wanted the rooms to feel individual and have a very distinct point of view,” Rockwell said. “It doesn’t all feel like it was bought at the same time at exactly the same place.”

The $3.9 billion, 2,995-room hotel-casino will open Dec. 15 with a grand opening celebration on New Year’s Eve weekend.

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  1. Another big casino in this citicenter djungle. This will help the ARIA think how to get more people in their joint and make some money. If they lack of ideas, here's two:
    a) build a free mini-monorail from the Strip to the main entrance of the casino, or the back entrance so the visitors from the Strip (the Lookie-Lous) will come by for a quick visit, or

    b) Launch a free bus service, departing from Fashion Show Mall or anywhere else, dropping off at the Main Entrance

    Because: Nobody with halfway common sense is willing to walk all the way through the concrete djungle to the main entrance more than 1x without incentive. Once people have seen the ARIA , that's it for most of them. You must help them return as otherwise they wont.
    Hopefully the Cosmo is not making the same mistakes and keeps the regular tourists out of its doors by being arrogant.

    From Switzerland

  2. New Property, more jobs and something new for the tourists to visit.

    Vegas always comes back, step by step and gets better each and every time.

    Good Luck and glad someone finished this property!