Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 2 p.m.
Hold me How cool is the Cosmopolitan? Even its telephone-hold music—in this case, Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)”—is hipper than yours. Can I please keep listening after I make my restaurant reservation? — Spencer Patterson, managing editor
Sweet Sorrow First the Minimalist, now the Ethicist. With two of my favorite New York Times columnists saying goodbye, where will I turn for 50-word recipes and moral guidance? — Sarah Feldberg, editor
Woof! Spent hours searching for a reasonably priced, reputable doggy day care. Still haven’t found the perfect one, and I have one thing to say to local businesses: Please. Invest in a decent website. — April Corbin, web editor
Viva Las Vegas Can Las Vegas get any more awesome? MTV’s Spring Break, another Real World season in the city and the Electric Daisy Carnival—all in one year! Thank you, gods of pop culture. — Mark Adams, listings coordinator
Sayonara, Coco’s Station Casinos, thank you for wresting your cafes back from the Coco’s chain. At Sunset the other night, the place was booming and the pot roast was delicious. — John P. McDonnall, copy editor
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.