Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 | 4:04 p.m.
As the Cosmopolitan’s shiny newness begins to wane, the folks behind “the right amount of wrong” are tasked with dreaming up fresh ways to get people through the doors. One attempt: the Cosmo truck. The big, purple vehicle rolled out last week and plans to stop by various neighborhoods in hopes of showering locals with giveaways and deals. One such deal: an 80-minute massage for $50. Not bad, I guess, but I can’t help wishing the truck offered more typical on-the-go fare. Set aside county regulations for a second and imagine an ice cream truck handing out Holsteins’ alcohol-infused milkshakes. Or Milos to-go! Or a Marquee mobile dancefloor! I’d follow that.
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.