Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 | 10:19 p.m.
The Las Vegas Strip will soon be home to more high-end retail brands, thanks to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ newly announced lineup of stores and boutiques.
The Cosmopolitan released its list of nine luxury brands Wednesday, all of which are new to the Las Vegas market. The resort described the collection of shops as avant-garde and eclectic.
The stores include British brand AllSaints Spitafields, women’s retailer Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, denim retailer DNA2050, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Dutch housewares boutique Droog, eyewear retailer Retrospecs & Co., Stitched men’s apparel and Skins 62 Cosmetics.
“Retail in the city has become expected, but our thoughtful merchandising and unique mix is specifically curated for the brand and unlike anything that has come before it. The experience at the boutiques is an extension of our commitment to creating a sense of discovery for the guest,” Cosmopolitan Chief Executive John Unwin said.
Located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, the 36,000-square-foot retail area at Cosmopolitan is more of a small collection of stores than a mall. Visitors will be able to access the shops from the pedestrian walkway that connects Planet Hollywood and CityCenter.
The $3.9 billion, 2,995-room resort-casino between the Bellagio and CityCenter is planning a soft opening Dec. 15 with a grand opening celebration on New Year’s Eve weekend.
The resort debuted its first TV advertisement on Sunday night with the slogan, “Just the right amount of wrong.”
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.