Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 | 2:37 p.m.
Swizz Beatz served as the special guest DJ at Monster Takeover in Marquee on Monday night in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Award-winning producer Swizz, wearing 24k-gold Monster headphones, took to the turntables for club anthems that kept the party going late into the night.
As Swizz led the party from the DJ booth, former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal joined him and surprised revelers as he took to the mic to greet the club before heading to a VIP table on the dance floor.
Shaq posed for a photograph with resident DJ Eric D-Lux.
At sister hotspot Lavo in Palazzo, comedian Kathy Griffin was spotted dining with friends. They enjoyed chicken parmigiano, cheese ravioli, bread pudding and the signature Oreo zeppole.
Online personality iJustine also dined with a group at Lavo on Monday night, and they enjoyed Kobe meatballs, chicken parmigiano, steak and pastas.
Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery at Marquee.
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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.