A view of the famous fountains and downtown Las Vegas from the Terrace Studio.
Feature: The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas

By Nichole Osinski - March 2nd, 2016

The 5-star Cosmopolitan hotel is sleek, modern and everything a visitor to Las Vegas could want. Guests will find themselves in the middle of a vibrant nightlife scene and surrounded by the best service Sin City could offer.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas had made a name for itself in a city where hotels seem to be the next best attraction after casinos. In a place where bigger is better, the towering Cosmopolitan does just justice in more ways than one. From the seductive rooms to the on-location lounges, this is one accommodation that requires more than just a two-night stay.

With a front-row seat to the famous Las Vegas strip, the hotel brings guests right where the best of the action is any time of day. That is, if you ever decide to leave your sumptuous setting.

Las Vegas City Sin City, City of Lights, Entertainment Capital of the World; whatever you call Las Vegas there is no doubt it has an ambience that is hard to resist. Attracting roughly 40 million visitors each year, the city had become a hub for every kind of traveler looking to soak in the sights and sounds of this vibrant corner of Nevada. Because the Cosmopolitan hotel sits right on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and West Harmon Avenue, it provides access to the best entertainment, restaurants and lounges the Strip has to offer. Right next door at the Bellagio is the world-famous Cirque du Soleil production ‘O’ that has remained the most popular aquatic cum acrobatic show in the area. Just across the street and less than a block away is the MGM Grand where David Copperfield works his magic and leaves audiences spellbound with performances that have only become more elaborate with each year. Adrenaline junkies will want to head north to the Stratosphere to make the plunge from the building’s 829-foot tower and have the bragging right of jumping from the world’s highest commercial decelerator descent.

And while the city’s daytime activities will keep anyone occupied for hours it’s the nightlife that really makes a trip complete. The VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio is where all the beautiful people gather to drink some of the priciest martinis and soak in the best view of the downtown. In the end however, the one place every visitor to Las Vegas must go is Fremont Street where casinos and gambling first began to pull patrons in. The infamous street is now only a shadow of the seedy and seductive place it once was but once you find a Blackjack table under the brilliant lights it’s hard not to feel like you’ve finally entered the world this city was built on.

Creating the Ambience Stepping inside the Cosmopolitan is an overload on the senses in the best way possible. The lobby is the first reminder that you’re in a hotel unlike any other. Eight living-art columns use cutting-edge digital technology to showcase a changing display that is one part art and another part pure spectacle. This is the first glimpse into what a stay here will be like. The rooms themselves blend that same modern aura with a more subdued pallet that makes coming back to bed a task most would look forward to.

Guests have the option of 16 rooms choices with the the most basic—if that can even be used to described anything at this locale—being the city room with two queen-sized beds in a 460-square-foot studio. But if you’re staying here it would be a crime not opting for the Bungalow with its three levels or the West End Penthouse with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of Las Vegas. Both include round-the-clock butler service. In-room amenities consist of one of the longest menus any hotel guest will ever see, ranging in choices from a $21 Rigatoni Bolognese to the $750 Patrón Platinum. An expansive pool and top-of-the-line workout facilities are also worth looking into as well as the Sahra Spa and Hammam, which takes inspiration from the most exotic deserts around the world.

Spacious Oasis While the 157 guestrooms and suites at the property range in size from 560-1400 square feet (about 170-427 square meters), they are all designed in the W's hip yet elegant style. Of particular note are the oceanview rooms, which provide a spacious oasis in which to rest and recharge. A tin washtub is set in a screened area to one side, while a giant lounging chair invites you to unwind on the other. The color palette throughout is subdued, with rich greys and warm wood tones accentuated with pops of dramatic color here and there. The flat-screen TV is hidden behind a sliding panel, so if you truly want to get away from it all, you can pretend it's not even there. Plus, with such dramatic ocean views available through the windows of so many of the rooms, you might not want to turn your gaze away.

Nonstop Entertainment There may be endless possibilities within Las Vegas when it comes to staying busy but the Cosmopolitan is a world in itself that gives the rest of the city competition. Even after you check in, the hotel’s on-site casino is just within reach. Here tables and slots bring the betting right to your fingertips. Any game of luck should be followed by a well-mixed drink and a one-off atmosphere, both of which are found in the center of the first floor at The Chandelier Lounge. Three levels are literally enclosed by a glittering chandelier that cascades from the ceiling right to the main level. Patrons lounge on ornate chairs and sofas while looking through the beaded display. Two other venues within the hotel offer even more ways to spend an evening.

The first is Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub where international DJs fill the more than 60,000 square feet club with music and ‘The Library’ provides a secluded VIP area to those who want the best treatment. And if Marquee is where the party starts then Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is where it takes a breather. The supper club fuses the best the Cosmopolitan has to offer. It’s here you can listen to an array of live music while grabbing a quick drink or make a night of it with a palatable dish like the Beef Wellington before topping it off with a sweet mix of petite desserts. It’s this one-of-a-kind experience that makes the Cosmopolitan the star in a city like no other.