Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 10:13 p.m.
It was a star-studded season opening of Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, plus, the site of two birthday parties, with Rumer Willis, Jayson Blair, Wilmer Valderrama, Mark Salling, Nina Agdal, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Barnes and Jason Strauss adding sizzle to the daylife destination.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model Agdal arrived in a casual Urban Outfitters white lace dress. She was joined by her friends in a cabana and danced to the sounds of the incredibly, super-fantastically sexy EC Twins and later joined the eye candy in the DJ booth. Marquee servers presented Nina with a cake adorned with a photo of her dog Stella to officially celebrate her 21st birthday. She exclaimed “that’s my dog!” as she bit off a corner of the cake.
The EC Twins made a special shout-out to Marquee co-founder and -partner Strauss as they welcomed a dancer tied to hundreds of birthday balloons walking through the crowd of daytime revelers. The Marquee girls made their way to his cabana with confetti and champagne. Strauss then showered his friends with bubby as everyone cheered and wished him a “Happy Birthday.” Valderrama, Hoult and Barnes celebrated in Strauss’s cabana.
On the other side of the pool, Marquee Dayclub first-timer Willis and boyfriend Blair celebrate a friend’s birthday, while Salling hung out with his friends in the next cabana. Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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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.