Cosmo’s first sounds come courtesy of Brandon Flowers
Wed, Dec 22, 2010 (6:20 p.m.)
The Cosmopolitan marks the end of an era in Las Vegas history. And while we won’t see superstar musicians headlining casino openings for quite some time, it seemed fitting for Vegas-native Brandon Flowers to open the place up. On December 15, the Killers frontman performed a private acoustic set indoors, then returned later for a full show at the Boulevard Pool.
Flowers’ headlining event was quite the production. With the stage set up overlooking the Strip, the crowd filled in what would later become the actual swimming pool, some wrapping themselves in towels to fight the December chill. As Flowers commanded the audience, belting out new tunes from September’s solo debut, Flamingo, along with Killers favorites such as “Mr. Brightside” and “Read My Mind” and a cover of Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes,” the hotel’s marquee broadcast the show to the buzzing Boulevard. The Black Keys— Cosmo’s next ticketed headliners, playing February 19 & 20 in the Chelsea Ballroom—have a tough act to follow.
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.