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Cosmopolitan Unveils Updated Lanai Suites

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2016
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, steadily on the march with a new sports book, new dining options, new high limit areas and a new Starbucks, has released photos of freshly renovated Lanai Suites. Gone is the...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   lanai suite   pools   luxury   villas   

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas v2.0

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Mar 2016
Lots of changes have been taking place at The Cosmopolitan in the year or so since Blackstone purchased the property from Deutsche Bank. Visionary CEO John Unwin left the company and was replaced by...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   sportsbooks   bill mcbeath   blackstone   starbucks   nightlife   casino   bars   clique   casino design   john unwin   

The Osmopolitan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Mar 2016
Here's a little update to Friday's post about Cosmopolitan removing the C from south side of the East Tower. While wandering around in that area this weekend, I pointed my camera towards the hotel tower and...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   signs   logos   rumors   osmopolitan   

Cosmopolitan Removing C Logo From East Tower

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Feb 2016
Hey look! It's the Cosmopolitan! Can you see it? I'll zoom in. Do you see the orange construction fencing, the cranes in position and workers removing the big circular contraption that is/was/used to be the...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   signs   

Cosmopolitan Launches Website 2.0

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Feb 2016
The Cosmopolitan has launched the 2.0 version of their website.... their first major upgrade since launching the original website on June 28th, 2010. The new website features a coupla major bugs. Here's one: Here's...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   website   marketing   internets   

Cosmopolitan Adds New City Studio and Executive Suite Rooms

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Dec 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has quietly added a two new room offerings to their line up. The 630 square foot City Studio slots in one step higher than Cosmopolitan's base model City Room. The City Studio...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   new rooms   

Cosmopolitan Puts Up Construction Season Decorations

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Nov 2015
Everywhere in Las Vegas, casino operators take advantage of the slow season by building, rebuilding and reorganizing shit. Wide swaths of casino floors are taken out of commission and re-arranged. Construction walls go...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   construction season   clique   

Cosmopolitan Adds More Japanese Cuisine With Zuma

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Oct 2015
Luxury Japanese restaurant Zuma announced late last week that they will be expanding to Las Vegas with a restaurant at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Zuma offers an expansive Japanese menu including tempura, robata grill, dumplings,...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   sushi   dining   new restaurants   blue ribbon   zuma   bill mcbeath   

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Cosmopolitan Of Recording Phone Calls

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Sep 2015
MIRKARIMI V. NEV. PROP. 1, LLC, a class action lawsuit brought by Sasan Mirkarimi, a lawyer based in San Diego, alleges that Nevada Property 1 LLC, d/b/a The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas have illegally engaged...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   lawsuit   privacy   comptrolling   

Meet The Cosmopolitan's New Casino Carpeting!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is replacing their original (and great) casino carpeting. Here's the new stuff: Left: old, Right: new. The previous carpet was pure class and made the casino feel like a casino. This stuff...

Tagged: casino carpet   cosmopolitan   sls las vegas   

Confirmed: CliQue Bar & Lounge Coming To Cosmopolitan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Aug 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has confirmed that CliQue Bar & Lounge is coming this winter to the former Book & Stage spot. Yes, the Q is capitalized... does this mean it is pronounced klee-kay? ...a new...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   bars   clique   

Vegas Eats: Bardot Brasserie at Aria

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Aug 2015
When I heard that Aria was tossing Chef Michael Mina's American Fish into the compost bin and replacing it with French bistro Bardot by... uh... Chef Michael Mina... I was uhm... sort of excited. MGM...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   bardot   aria   french food   michael mina   bouchon   comme ca   cosmopolitan   

Cosmogram: Comps To Your Inbox

Posted by Misnomer on 22 Jun 2015
I played a Wonka slot machine for six hours straight. No lie. I played a Wonka slot machine at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for six consecutive hours last week. It was the everlasting gobstopper...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   comps   identity   wonka   freeplay   

Confirmed: Book & Stage Closing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jun 2015
Sources have confirmed to VT that Book & Stage at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is indeed closing. The Light Group (which has been gobbled up by Hakkasan) is NOT involved in the project. The Book &...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   book and stage   alex masi   nightlife   bars   

Rumor: Book & Stage Closing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Jun 2015
Here's a juicy rumor via the Tweetbox of VT reader @alexanbo tells us: @vegastripping Bartenders at Book and Stage mentioned this weekend that they think B & S is getting closed and taken over by the...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   book and stage   light group   

The Los Angeles Times Never Heard of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 May 2015
While reporting about Tuesday's groundbreaking of Resorts World Las Vegas, the venerable Los Angeles Times (my hometown newspaper!) had the following to say: For those with TLDR syndrome: Malaysia-based Genting Group is taking a gamble on Las...

Tagged: facts   cosmopolitan   resorts world   

Cosmopolitan Wants You To Give Them The Finger

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 May 2015
Attention lazy technodorques who can't be bothered to rustle up cash or credit cards to pay for stuff, The Cosmodopopopopolitan of Las Vegas has rolled out the welcome mat for iPhone and Apple Watch enabled...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   apple pay   technodorques   

Thomas McCartney Out At Cosmopolitan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Mar 2015
Legendary Las Vegas executive Mr. Thomas McCartney has parted ways with the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas according to a relatively recent SEC filing. Here's the short, but sweet statement. Thomas McCartney, the Chief Operating Officer of Nevada...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   thomas mccartney   

Trisha Paytas Does Palms Barbie Suite

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Mar 2015
YouTube personality Trisha Paytas, literally tours the Barbie Suite at The Palms.... ...and the uhmazeing Lanai Suite at the Cosmopolitan... ...and records a cover of Van Halen's 'Hot For Teacher' introduced by the one and only Diamond...

Tagged: van halen   trisha paytas   palms   the barbie suite   cosmopolitan   david lee roth   

Cosmopolitan To Get New Casino, Suites, Bars and Restaurants

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Feb 2015
Months into their tenure as new owners of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Blackstone Group LP have outlined some of their plans to turn the popular yet unprofitable casino around. The changes primarily revolve around increasing...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   blackstone   vip   casino   dining   booze   renovations   

Here Come The $30 Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Feb 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has raised their resort fee to $30/night. From The Resort Fee Arms Race last November: Not ones to leave money on the table, we can expect Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn, Encore, Cosmopolitan and...

Tagged: resort fees   cosmopolitan   

John Unwin Out At Cosmopolitan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Dec 2014
The other shoe has finally dropped at Cosmopolitan, John Unwin is no longer the CEO of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a property he shepherded from bankrupt concrete shell to crown jewel of the curious...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   john unwin   blackstone   deutsche bank   

SLS: 800 Degrees Interiors Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in roughly six weeks and by now, thanks to VT's VP of Research Mac78130, you've got a pretty good idea what most of the joint looks like. Today you can add...

Tagged: sls   800 degrees   moustache waxing   cosmopolitan   

Cosmopolitan's Latest Building Wrap Is INCREDIBLE

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jul 2014
Move over Bill's Doody, there is a new game in town. But first, how about a big internet standing ovation to the all-star who managed to sling barf across 60 yards of Cosmopolitan's curtain wall, from...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   barf   vegas   bills   doody   

See This Amazing Vegas Video Shot By A Drone

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2014
Check out this incredible video shot from a drone flying over the center strip Las Vegas, being controlled from a terrace suite at Cosmopolitan. Peekaboo: the staff of the drones: Amazing! Thanks Mac78130 for the tweet tip!...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   vegas   video   the drone wars   

Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
By now, you've definitely seen Cosmopolitan's lobby pillar video show "Seduction" - wherein naked bodies writhe behind frosted glass. Well, the smarty pants rip off artists at SLS Las Vegas have ripped of the idea as...

Tagged: sls las vegas   cosmopolitan   advertising   casino heist   

The Cosmopolitan's Curiously Cracked Tub Stopper Tip

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2014
As "Pro Tips" go, this one’s a bit obscure, but bear with me. Every time - every single time - I have stayed at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the bathroom's tub stopper has been...

Tagged: misnomer   cosmopolitan   protip   

WWDC: The Cosmopolitan App

Posted by RateVegas on 2 Jun 2014
The Cosmopolitan recently released an iPhone app to highlight the resort (actually, the version history shows this release as an update but I'm not sure the original version was ever public - I believe this...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   app   

THEpoll: Should You Tip Bottle Service Drone?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 May 2014
Should You Tip Bottle Service Drone? VT reader anawas tells us that Cosmopolitan's Marquee Day Club is offering bottle service delivery via drone helicopter for $20,000. Our question, should you tip a bottle service drone? Yes No ...

Tagged: thepoll   nightlife   daylife   bottle service   drones   cosmopolitan   marquee   

THEpoll: Who Loses - Cosmo, Cromwell or SLS?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2014
THEpoll: Who Loses - Cosmo, Cromwell or SLS? We've learned a lot this week about Cosmopolitan's future, the current Cromwell and forthcoming SLS Las Vegas. In the head to head battle for the hearts and minds of...

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Video: Behind Cosmopolitan's In Flight Marketing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2014
Do you remember the trading card gift boxes that The Cosmopolitan is/was giving out on United Flights? Well... here's a video all about that marketing program. Fascinating way of putting the fun book into folks...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   marketing   bilagio   ferrets   

Peep These Sexy Cromwell Room Photos

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2014
Hi-res photos of The Cromwell's rooms showed up on Expedia yesterday in advance of their "grand opening" in two days. Check these out: This is the luxury king: Maroon on purple and pink with hammer tack...

Tagged: cromwell   rooms   cosmopolitan   vive le france   

Rooftop News Dept: It's A Picture Frame!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2014
Speaking of rooftop party areas, Singer Lance Bass posted these photos to his Instawhatever showing that Drai's atop The Cromwell is nearing completion. Check this shit out. The pool is full and shimmering, trees...

Tagged: drais   cromwell   the quad   bellagio   cosmopolitan   ballys   flamingo   paris   linq   

THEpoll: Which Would You Buy - The Cosmopolitan or a Popeye Sculpture?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2014
Which Would You Buy - The Cosmopolitan or a Popeye sculpture? Two well-heeled investors made two ginormous purchases this week, both of them hoping that time and market conditions would make their incredibly shiny investments turn...

Tagged: thepoll   cosmopolitan   blackstone   popeye   steve wynn   jeff koons   

What The Wall Street Journal Thinks Of Cosmopolitan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2014
The Wall Street Journal wins all the newspapers this week with this stellar gem of a headline: Read it!...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   blackstone   deutsche bank   gaming biz   

Full Text of John Unwin's Cosmopolitan Sale Statement

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 May 2014
Thanks to VT VP of Research Mac78130 we have obtained a copy of the full statement Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin has released regarding the sale of Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to Blackstone Group LP. Here it...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   blackstone   john unwin   

Cosmopolitan Sold For $1.78B to Blackstone

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 May 2014
Apparently, the right amount of wrong does have a price tag. Deutsche Bank has sold The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to Blackstone private equity group for $1.73B in cash. Blackstone Group is one of the...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   blackstone   

The Cosmopolitan Balcony Warning Stickers

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 May 2014
I love warning stickers. From albums to irons, there is nothing better than a gluishly affixed potential hazard notice... at least until those damn kids (us) with razor blades start re-arranging the letters into...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   

The New Cosmopolitan Commercial

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 May 2014
While we were getting loaded in Las Vegas last weekend, The Cosmopopotopolous launched a new television campaign, set to "Twilite Speedball" by Mos Def. Cosmopopodopolous of Las Vegaloopadoos states that that the spot was directed by...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   advertising   

Vegas Gang #108: Cromwell, Cosmopolileach, Social Gaming and Mike E

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Apr 2014
On the latest episode of the Vegas Gang podcast, the gang tackles LVS earnings in the wake of hackage, Cromwell's soft opening, MGMakkasan, Cosmopolitan rumors, Downtown Grand's lack of customers, new height-based attractions, Steve vs....

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   cromwell   vimfp   cosmopolitan   

Bellagio: Falling Back In Love

Posted by MikeE on 21 Apr 2014
Wynn opened, and with an exception to a public attraction, did everything better. Bellagio's rooms suddenly felt cramped, failed on a two-sink expectation, and featured exposed toilets not tucked away in a water closet. How quickly...

Tagged: bellagio   wynn   encore   cosmopolitan   petrossian   

The Lamest Shoe Boutique In Las Vegas

Posted by Misnomer on 18 Apr 2014
I never buy anything in Vegas. Well, booze of course. And chili dogs. Antacids, maybe. But I had never once availed myself of the myriad of shopping opportunities in the tourist corridor. So when my...

Tagged: misnomer   cosmopolitan   crsvr   

Cosmo Sale Rumor Dept: More Rumors!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Apr 2014
Cosmopolitan sale rumors are like the purple panther's hipster clientele... variously moustachioed and fleeting. Monthly, a new scenario with different characters enters the public transom, so much so that we gave up making sense...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   rumors   

Why I Love Kraftwerk And You Should Too

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Apr 2014
German music pioneers Kraftwerk have announced they will bring their 3D concert to The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on June 28th, 2014. This is their first ever performance in Las Vegas,...

Tagged: concerts   kraftwerk   cosmopolitan   

The Abbey at The Cromwell To Bring Back Cabana-Style Private Gaming

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Feb 2014
The Cromwell will feature a branded Private Gaming salon called The Abbey. The Abbey will feature three gaming tables surrounded by plush seating for your entourage. Should you and your posse wish to...

Tagged: the cromwell   casino cabana   high limit   casino   gambling   cosmopolitan   

Review: Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at Cosmopolitan

Posted by JohnH on 6 Feb 2014
I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life. Welcome to Rose. Rabbit. Lie, sir. Do you have a reservation with us tonight? Enter through an unmarked purple door next...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   rose rabbit lie   nightlife   entertainment   

The Cromwell

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jan 2014
After a month of rumors and speculation, Caesars Entertainment officially announced The Cromwell as replacement name for short-lived Gansevoort, which replaced Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon which replaced Barbary Coast. They've set up a...

Tagged: the cromwell   gansevoort   bills gamblin hall   barbary coast   giada   drais   renderings   cosmopolitan   logo   

Meet The Cosmopolitans!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jan 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, the first reality television cartoon-u-mentary".... The Cosmopolitans. What happens when the most corrupt bank in the world tries to manage it's own 3.9 BIllion Dollar Hotel and Casino? Holy crap. Based on actual...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   john unwin   internets   

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Hires Captain Frodo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Nov 2013
In case you were wondering what Spiegelworld's Vegas Nocturne might be like when it premieres at The Cosmopolitan buzzworthy interactive nightlife concept Rose. Rabbit. Lie., wonder no more. Vegas Nocturne, the anchor live entertainment at Rose....

Tagged: rose rabbit lie   cosmopolitan   speigel world   vegas nocturne   captain frodo   

Cosmopolitan Adds Marquee New Years Eve Megastructure

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2013
Here's a short little video of light trusses being constructed over the Marquee dayclub pool. There are some breathtaking views of all that still shiny and glittery Cosmopariandarin Vdariental neighborhood. Lights! Camera! Ooontz! ...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   new years eve   marquee   oontz   nightlife   

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