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vanlaw
Aug 6, 2010, 5:26 PM
Its blocked by the front of the building.

ahhh...thanks. I though that was street level in the foreground. was scratching my head on that one for a while.

Krases
Aug 6, 2010, 10:32 PM
Shocking, a 2 Billion hotel planned, well someday. Maybe they are thinking ahead.

http://www.lvrj.com/business/miami-company-envisions--2-billion-project-100103334.html

"We have an extremely positive outlook on this market and are confident in the long-term future of Las Vegas"

As with Fontainebleau I dont think developers like this one and Icahn are idiots, otherwise they would not be doing what they are doing in Vegas. They just have lots of patience it may be a while.

Right behind Wynn I guess.

I knew this was going to happen though. When the prices for properties go down, or they go into bankruptcy, a lot of outside groups will come in and start buying up properties. It's a good thing, because that means Vegas will recover and people know it.

case_architect
Aug 6, 2010, 11:15 PM
Shocking, a 2 Billion hotel planned, well someday. Maybe they are thinking ahead.

http://www.lvrj.com/business/miami-company-envisions--2-billion-project-100103334.html

"We have an extremely positive outlook on this market and are confident in the long-term future of Las Vegas"

As with Fontainebleau I dont think developers like this one and Icahn are idiots, otherwise they would not be doing what they are doing in Vegas. They just have lots of patience it may be a while.


yeah, they originally proposed this back in 07. i would like to see them stick with arquitectonica.

http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/laspalmas.htm

Cozybop
Aug 8, 2010, 2:17 AM
Anybody have any video of the Cosmopolitan at night. They towers sort of do this light show and also the Marquee is now online.

mac78130
Aug 9, 2010, 1:35 PM
Art-o-mat... Interesting. :cool:

-sIWJGq3n7c

justdefended
Aug 9, 2010, 6:20 PM
Despite the mess The Cosmopolitan has been involved in the past several years it seems like the final project has a good sense of identity behind it. It's definitely aiming for a young, hip vibe but it seems to have depth behind the decor, restaurant choices, and even options like the Art-o-Mat that help build the brand experience for the hotel.

Getting excited for this to open. :cheers:

Seva
Aug 11, 2010, 9:19 PM
The plight of the Mirage, what will happen to it?
http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3457

Also google maps aerials of vegas updated check it out.

Seva
Aug 12, 2010, 2:09 AM
Steve Wynn of all people likes the rooms of the Cosmo when he took a look... He just hates the traffic layout.
http://thestrippodcast.blogspot.com/2010/08/exclusive-wynn-assesses-cosmo.html

mac78130
Aug 12, 2010, 10:36 PM
Thoughts??

via @vegasbill twitpic (http://twitpic.com/2dxc6i)
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/144322794.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1281653352&Signature=uQH0xtQjK4gQeM1Oaa0B5xshBGs%3D

Seva
Aug 12, 2010, 11:32 PM
Thoughts??

via @vegasbill twitpic (http://twitpic.com/2dxc6i)
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/144322794.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1281653352&Signature=uQH0xtQjK4gQeM1Oaa0B5xshBGs%3D

looks pretty good, pretty bold. it'll look better with the shops insides are done and lit up as well as rooftop pool area. there may still be some leds screens on that white roof area also, we'll have to wait and see but cosmo is already making itself noticeable as it should.

mac78130
Aug 13, 2010, 3:12 AM
Signage going up :tup:

Photo Via http://twitter.com/cburns_ORD2LAS (http://twitter.com/cburns_ORD2LAS)

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg825/scaled.php?tn=0&server=825&filename=rwiu.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg571/scaled.php?tn=0&server=571&filename=e31q.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

ScottG
Aug 13, 2010, 4:06 PM
a little small....

looks like between cosmo and westgate - people in north las vegas has some reading material as they look at the svalley

Seva
Aug 13, 2010, 4:15 PM
NICE. Hopefully the letters will be turned on before the cosmo even opens so we can see. It's white though so it's probably wont be a yellow beacon like westgate. And there are signs on all 4 sides of the tower. I assume on the east/west side where it's smaller they'll just put the cosmo's giant "C" Logo.

It's also amazing how the new led sign up front gives a voice and life to the cosmo and it hasn't even opened yet. Never saw this with citycenter. I think it will do well in time. I would even say the compact design could be revolutionary for a resort. People do not like walking all day. The balconies overlooking the fountains and citycenter, rooftop pool up by strip front designed way before Encore put in theirs. Like Wynn said the traffic may be an issue but it will be overlooked by all the other positives Cosmo has.

mac78130
Aug 14, 2010, 1:34 AM
I'm not loving the blue lighting..

flickr Las Vegas Lover photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-martinez/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4887225581_06c6a955da_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4887828348_f4468ea6ca_b.jpg

mac78130
Aug 14, 2010, 1:52 AM
Whoa... that blue lighting.. yikes..

flickr where is andrew now? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/whereisandrewnow/4886217685/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4886217685_d4bfe319cb_b.jpg

JSsocal
Aug 14, 2010, 2:35 AM
There needs to be more...

MORE BLUE LIGHTING!

CHAPINM1
Aug 14, 2010, 3:14 AM
The Cosmo is looking more and more amazing!!! I remember four years ago when there was absolutely nothing there except a huge hole in the ground and some cores sticking out of the ground. Construction seemed to be painfully slow at periods and has seen some very dark times in the process, but the important thing is that it will finally get done and be at least as amazing if not more than we have all been anticipating!!! One thing that's for sure is that so far all I can saw is awwwwwwww... :yes:

Seva
Aug 14, 2010, 6:04 AM
I'm not loving the blue lighting..

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4887828348_f4468ea6ca_b.jpg

well looks like that answers the question of how powerful cosmo's lighting is, though I hope the rest of the tower is also lit up, that would help lessen the blue stripes a bit. Still its looks a bit too white, not the bluish-green in the early renders which I liked. Also looks like not all the stripes in this tower are lit up unless they are only lighting the bottom half of the tower.

Oh and forget the rest of the letters they should just put the O and call it The Cosmo. Easier to say.

Troubadour
Aug 14, 2010, 7:59 AM
I love the blue lights. Gives it kind of a Tron look.

mac78130
Aug 15, 2010, 6:41 AM
View Wynn's Panoramic Room Renovation

http://www.vegastripping.com/features/feature.php?feature_id=200&page=1
(http://www.vegastripping.com/features/feature.php?feature_id=200&page=1)
http://www.vegastripping.com/images/wynn-deluxe-panoramic-hallway.jpg

ScottG
Aug 16, 2010, 3:44 PM
i saw lighting tests going on over the weekend on that cosmo blue strips. loos like there may be a light show - they were moving, turning on and off, in a pattern. maybe there will be a little movement with those blue lights.


also - the front cosmo entry LED signage riht above the main pedestrian entry has a neat bent LED screen with 'The cosmopolitan' above of it BUT below the screen it says 'bridge to city center'......kinda dumb to have that as your tagline - even considering the stairs for the bridge is 50 feet to the left.

reminds me of monte carlos new website...."monte carlo....gateway to city center."

ieguy441
Aug 16, 2010, 7:01 PM
Nicole over at the Tropicana recently posted the rendering of the new casino pit area for me over on the Trop's Facebook page. The Tiffany ceiling will be removed, they are looking for someone who wants to preserve it.

http://i37.tinypic.com/ogig6h.jpg

Photo courtesy of Nicole at the Tropicana.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/troplv?ref=ts

I love it.

ScottG
Aug 16, 2010, 9:27 PM
wow really nice rendering!

Seva
Aug 16, 2010, 10:21 PM
i saw lighting tests going on over the weekend on that cosmo blue strips. loos like there may be a light show - they were moving, turning on and off, in a pattern. maybe there will be a little movement with those blue lights.


also - the front cosmo entry LED signage riht above the main pedestrian entry has a neat bent LED screen with 'The cosmopolitan' above of it BUT below the screen it says 'bridge to city center'......kinda dumb to have that as your tagline - even considering the stairs for the bridge is 50 feet to the left.

reminds me of monte carlos new website...."monte carlo....gateway to city center."

yes dynamic lighting is the way to go.

for all cosmo tries to stand out from city center it will also use many people's assumptions that think Cosmo is a part of citycenter to get them inside,

Seva
Aug 17, 2010, 11:42 PM
ok i saw the "bridge to citycenter" myself it does look pretty strange, all i have to say, the LED sign itself also has some kind of metal bracket thing on it as well, maybe it's some kind of design but its not just a giant screen.

Don Pacho
Aug 18, 2010, 1:03 AM
I love the blue lights. Gives it kind of a Tron look.


I think they are awesome as well :tup: Cosmopolitan wouldn't be the same without them.
They give a nice accent to the strip :worship:

Seva
Aug 18, 2010, 11:37 PM
ok so i saw cosmo again and the entrance from the skybridge has an led screen too and it says get this... "escalator to Bellagio"

I guess cosmo wants people to go through it knowing they can also reach resorts on the other side but come on, Cosmo is not some alleyway to reach citycenter or bellagio it's a full fledged $4B resort its kinda demeaning in a way.

I hope citycenter puts up a sign on Harmon saying bridge to Cosmo here.

Although i guess if people go into Cosmo and then find that they dont want to leave that's another story.

also m resort being sold
http://www.lvrj.com/business/lloyds-banking-group-soliciting-bids-for-m-resort-100804429.html?ref=429

Cozybop
Aug 19, 2010, 12:04 AM
ok so i saw cosmo again and the entrance from the skybridge has an led screen too and it says get this... "escalator to Bellagio"

I guess cosmo wants people to go through it knowing they can also reach resorts on the other side but come on, Cosmo is not some alleyway to reach citycenter or bellagio it's a full fledged $4B resort its kinda demeaning in a way.

I hope citycenter puts up a sign on Harmon saying bridge to Cosmo here.

Although i guess if people go into Cosmo and then find that they dont want to leave that's another story.

also m resort being sold
http://www.lvrj.com/business/lloyds-banking-group-soliciting-bids-for-m-resort-100804429.html?ref=429

Anybody got any pictures of this. Also a video of the light show would be nice also.

mac78130
Aug 19, 2010, 4:30 AM
The work continues

photos via http://twitter.com/cburns_ORD2LAS
(http://twitter.com/cburns_ORD2LAS)
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg822/scaled.php?tn=0&server=822&filename=vfvi.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg571/scaled.php?tn=0&server=571&filename=6cgo.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg697/scaled.php?tn=0&server=697&filename=gave.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

Seva
Aug 19, 2010, 5:54 AM
Cosmo's underground flooding issue lawsuit

"Any possible leak in the foundation or failure of the water pump system could result in a disaster of catastrophic proportions"

i wonder if palazzo has this water problem it is also underground.

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100818005369&newsLang=en

Krases
Aug 19, 2010, 5:12 PM
Cosmo's underground flooding issue lawsuit

"Any possible leak in the foundation or failure of the water pump system could result in a disaster of catastrophic proportions"

i wonder if palazzo has this water problem it is also underground.

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100818005369&newsLang=en

They punctured the layer of Caliche beneath the hotel as I understand it. Below that is a huge sediment sponge full of water. If the Caliche layer is punctured, water pours in, especially in areas closer to the center of the valley.

Seva
Aug 20, 2010, 12:16 AM
Guess I'll pack the scuba gear just in case.

The downtown stadium comes up again.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/major-league-plans--las-vegas-would-be-in-american-league--play-in-domed-stadium-101097064.html

mac78130
Aug 20, 2010, 9:02 AM
Came across these last night. Thought I would share ;)
Unfortunately it's sitting there rusting away.

http://www.som.com/content.cfm/palazzo_condo_tower (http://www.som.com/content.cfm/palazzo_condo_tower)

http://www.som.com/resources/category/5/0/7/3/1/1/images/001_21624386.jpg

http://www.som.com/resources/content/5/0/4/4/1/2/6/7/images/001_21624387.jpg

http://www.som.com/resources/content/5/0/4/4/1/2/6/7/images/002_21635430.jpg

http://www.som.com/resources/content/5/0/4/4/1/2/6/7/images/003_21635431.jpg

mac78130
Aug 20, 2010, 10:22 AM
Bridge will be open to foot traffic for one day OCT 16... If anyone goes, be sure to take photos and post them :)

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/aug/19/construction-hoover-dam-bypass-bridge-quickly-comi/

http://photos.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2010/08/19/scaled.0819_web_dambypass001_t653.jpg?214bc4f9d9bd7c08c7d0f6599bb3328710e01e7b

Seva
Aug 21, 2010, 3:55 AM
sorry not the best angle since we were moving but

http://i38.tinypic.com/biphs5.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/jsn86x.jpg

The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas, the $4B Escalator to Bellagio

mac78130
Aug 21, 2010, 11:41 AM
*Sorry content was removed*

Seva
Aug 22, 2010, 5:44 AM
Cosmo C Sign is up on west face just as expected.

http://i37.tinypic.com/2jbjgvs.jpg

Now wonder if there will be two more "C"s on the sides of the other tower.

Note also the Cosmo letters on the north side actually do not fit the building it sticks above the roof kinda weird, but on the other side it does fit.

mac78130
Aug 22, 2010, 10:07 AM
Cosmo C Sign is up on west face just as expected.



Thanks Seva for the photos :tup:

mac78130
Aug 22, 2010, 10:49 AM
"Cosmopolitan CEO plans to steal customers from Strip competitors"

Three story suites.. Yum :slob: :slob:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/aug/22/cosmopolitan-forging-new-culture/ (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/aug/22/cosmopolitan-forging-new-culture/)

mac78130
Aug 22, 2010, 10:59 AM
Nice! :banana: :banana:

http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/4/7/2/0/5/ar128212589950274.jpg
http://activerain.com/blogs/swetz777

Seva
Aug 22, 2010, 6:32 PM
Nice! :banana: :banana:

http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/4/7/2/0/5/ar128212589950274.jpg
http://activerain.com/blogs/swetz777

Those fake palm trees are interesting, it's not like they couldnt use real ones but I guess saves on maintenance.

VegasMatt
Aug 23, 2010, 5:37 PM
I swung by the Tropicana this weekend to see some of the updates. The renovations really have a nice feel.
I also saw they had made a preview center for a new attraction called the Mob Experience, it’s suppose to open in December. They are spending about 11 million on the attraction, and it’s going to cover about 25,000 square feet. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s worth looking into.

This is not connected to the mob museum downtown.
This looks very cool.

The website doesn’t do it justice…
http://www.lvme.com/

More info here:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kats-report/2010/aug/03/mob-experience-gives-people-taste-technology-and-a/

Seva
Aug 23, 2010, 10:51 PM
I criticized the Cosmo's main LED sign top lettering being hard to read and being a bit small that they seemed to have taken it down, the C and all the letters leaving only the screen. Im sure they will get it right the 2nd time. Perhaps have the letters have a solid background panel so it can be read easier.

mac78130
Aug 24, 2010, 10:08 PM
Who wants to take a dip?

flickr photostream Las Vegas Lover (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-martinez/with/4924065513/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4924657952_fa100e79c2_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4924658780_5f1e18bc2b_b.jpg

vegasrunner777
Aug 25, 2010, 3:35 AM
Is that the condo part of the tower? Usually hotel rooms in Vegas don't have balconies. The version in the LVT renderings didn't show that detail.

most resorts don't have balconies on al there rooms, just the suites such as the ones at mgm grand and at bellagio.

vegasrunner777
Aug 25, 2010, 3:37 AM
I swung by the Tropicana this weekend to see some of the updates. The renovations really have a nice feel.
I also saw they had made a preview center for a new attraction called the Mob Experience, it’s suppose to open in December. They are spending about 11 million on the attraction, and it’s going to cover about 25,000 square feet. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s worth looking into.

This is not connected to the mob museum downtown.
This looks very cool.

The website doesn’t do it justice…
http://www.lvme.com/

More info here:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kats-report/2010/aug/03/mob-experience-gives-people-taste-technology-and-a/

Also check out vegastodayandtomorrow.com

mac78130
Aug 25, 2010, 5:44 PM
"The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Announces Partnership With Marriott International's Autograph Collection."


http://news.marriott.com/2010/08/the-cosmopolitan-of-las-vegas-announces-partnership-with-marriott-internationals-autograph-collectio.html

Seva
Aug 27, 2010, 12:14 AM
Dubai may sell stake in citycenter back to MGM

http://www.lvrj.com/business/dubai-world-my-be-considering-sale-of-its-citycenter-stake-101597418.html

mdiederi
Aug 28, 2010, 4:13 PM
Dubai may sell stake in citycenter back to MGM

http://www.lvrj.com/business/dubai-world-my-be-considering-sale-of-its-citycenter-stake-101597418.html
MGM can't afford to buy it back.

JACKinBeantown
Aug 28, 2010, 10:37 PM
Alright, it's been a while. Who's got a skyline shot of Vegas?

mac78130
Aug 29, 2010, 3:11 AM
Looks promising

http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3506 (http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3506)
http://www.vegastripping.com/images/news/drais-hotel-exterior.jpg

Cozybop
Aug 29, 2010, 9:29 AM
Do many of you feel that The Cosmopolitan is going to be successful. I think it is. There is something about the Cosmo is that is really different than anything the strip has right now. I mean seriously their buffet is called The Wicked Spoon for goodness sake and they have a restaurant called CHINAPOBLANO that has chinese and mexican dishes.

mac78130
Aug 29, 2010, 1:19 PM
A few changes coming to Bally's and Paris

DESIGN REVIEWS:
1 Allow a 9,660 square foot office building in an H-1 zone.
2. a. Increase total freestanding sign area to 43,779 square feet where 16,405 square
feet is permitted (a 167% increase).
b. Increase total animated sign area to 18,905 square foot where 150 square feet is
permitted (a 12,503% increase).
c. Increase the number of animated signs to 6 along the Las Vegas Boulevard South
frontage where 1 animated sign along the Las Vegas Boulevard South frontage is
permitted (a 500% increase).
d. Increase total directional sign area to 549 square feet where 384 square feet is
permitted (a 57% increase).

http://agenda.co.clark.nv.us/sirepub/cache/2/toxxcy2rjh3ebp554m32kd45/23945508292010050919673.PDF (http://agenda.co.clark.nv.us/sirepub/cache/2/toxxcy2rjh3ebp554m32kd45/23945508292010050919673.PDF)

mac78130
Aug 29, 2010, 1:24 PM
Do many of you feel that The Cosmopolitan is going to be successful. I think it is. There is something about the Cosmo is that is really different than anything the strip has right now. I mean seriously their buffet is called The Wicked Spoon for goodness sake and they have a restaurant called CHINAPOBLANO that has chinese and mexican dishes.

I feel the same way.. I'm more excited about Cosmo than I was about CityCenter..

Cozybop
Aug 29, 2010, 11:03 PM
I feel the same way.. I'm more excited about Cosmo than I was about CityCenter..

I think it is also because it is not a MGM or Harrahs property.

mac78130
Aug 30, 2010, 7:59 PM
Scott Conant posted some renderings of his upcoming restaurants:
http://scottconant.com/restaurants#vegas (http://scottconant.com/restaurants#vegas)

Scarpetta

http://scottconant.com/uploads/media_items/scarpetta-las-vegas-interior-6.442.295.c.jpg http://scottconant.com/uploads/media_items/scarpetta-las-vegas-interior-5.442.295.c.jpg

http://scottconant.com/uploads/media_items/scarpetta-las-vegas-interior-4.442.295.c.jpg http://scottconant.com/uploads/media_items/scarpetta-las-vegas-interior-3.442.295.c.jpg

http://scottconant.com/uploads/media_items/scarpetta-las-vegas-interior-2.442.295.c.jpg http://scottconant.com/uploads/media_items/scarpetta-las-vegas-interior-1.442.295.c.jpg

D.O.C.G.

http://scottconant.com/uploads/media_items/docg.442.295.c.jpg

ieguy441
Aug 30, 2010, 8:52 PM
Looks promising

http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3506 (http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3506)
http://www.vegastripping.com/images/news/drais-hotel-exterior.jpg

Looks very promising indeed. It will be interesting to see if this actually happens. I am wondering if Drai is just entering into a partnership with Harrah's, or if he is buying Barbary Bill's outright (which I doubt Harrah's would want to lose anything in their stretch of real estate).

If this does happen and makes money, I would hope that Harrah's would seriously invest some capital into all the properties from Harrah's to Bally's (and internally link PH with Paris if they are serious about keeping these properties in their portfolio).

With them turning Barbary Bill's into a party pit, it appears that the Harrah's Masterplan for this block is pretty much dead, which means hopefully they'll start investing serious capital into some of these properties. Maybe they'll seek outside partnerships or different hotel management companies to run some of the hotels if Drai's boutique nightlife hotel thing works out.

Without the masterplan, here's what Harrah's could do:
They could knock down most of Harrah's and Imperial Palace, maybe keeping a few of the hotel towers here and there and combining the two properties into a 500-1000 room boutique property with a 60,000-90,000 strip fronting casino (think of a more modern looking version of Encore). Rebrand it something else. They could keep the Asian theme of IP and give the property a really modern take of Asian design.

Completely gut out and redesign the Flamingo, reconfiguring all the public spaces and casino, basically rebuilding the strip frontage while also opening up the casino into the existing pool/garden areas. A new main porte cochere would be added to the north in the space currently. Reskin the towers, while completely gutting all the rooms and suites.

With Bally's and Paris connected, they could either completely retheme Bally's into the Paris theme, making Bally's just a new extention of Paris, or give Bally's a completely new theme. In both cases, it would be smart to bring the casino right to the street and removing all that dead space that was once the MGM Grand parking lot.

I guess I can dream. It's not 2005 anymore, and will never be again. Doubt they'll do a thing.

jamesinclair
Aug 31, 2010, 12:32 AM
A few changes coming to Bally's and Paris

DESIGN REVIEWS:
1 Allow a 9,660 square foot office building in an H-1 zone.
2. a. Increase total freestanding sign area to 43,779 square feet where 16,405 square
feet is permitted ([B]a 167% increase).
b. Increase total animated sign area to 18,905 square foot where 150 square feet is
permitted (a 12,503% increase).
c. Increase the number of animated signs to 6 along the Las Vegas Boulevard South
frontage where 1 animated sign along the Las Vegas Boulevard South frontage is
permitted (a 500% increase).
d. Increase total directional sign area to 549 square feet where 384 square feet is
permitted (a 57% increase).
]

You forgot one.

e. Increase in total vehicle accidents on Las Vegas Boulevard from 32 a year to 198 (a 518% increase)

Seva
Aug 31, 2010, 12:47 AM
Do many of you feel that The Cosmopolitan is going to be successful. I think it is. There is something about the Cosmo is that is really different than anything the strip has right now. I mean seriously their buffet is called The Wicked Spoon for goodness sake and they have a restaurant called CHINAPOBLANO that has chinese and mexican dishes.

Cosmo would do well to make sure its brand is marketed well. Thinking outside the box would definitely be the best thing they can do. Why in a recession should people go to Vegas and the Cosmo?

The Mariott thing, perhaps taking some customers from nearby resorts, competitive room rates, using twitter and other novel ways to get the world out like they've been doing, and treating guests right and giving value for the money is the way to go. Having celebrity chefs and luxury rooms alone will not cut it. I reckon they still have some game changing stuff they are planning that havnt been disclosed yet, it would certainly be a help.

Aria's positives and negatives have been seen it would be good for Cosmo to use that knowledge once they open. Cosmo for example has the hi tech room control systems like Aria that will be improved upon.

Seva
Sep 1, 2010, 6:57 PM
As expected Cosmo has replaced their main LED sign lettering with a new one that has a black background, much easier to see.

It simply says The Cosmopolitan though and has no more "C" Logo. I liked the C Logo.

Lincolnite
Sep 3, 2010, 3:05 PM
Are they still testing the blue neon? I would really like to see a video of it.

Anyword on the possibility of Cosmo partnering with AllegiantAir?

mac78130
Sep 3, 2010, 3:31 PM
Are they still testing the blue neon? I would really like to see a video of it.

Anyword on the possibility of Cosmo partnering with AllegiantAir?

Here's a quick video.. not excellent.. but it's all we got right now
For your Allegiant Air question, I suggest you ask them directly via their twitter (http://twitter.com/cosmopolitan_LV) or facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheCosmopolitan)page..

HhRqSgnQ5W4

mac78130
Sep 11, 2010, 12:18 AM
As expected Cosmo has replaced their main LED sign lettering with a new one that has a black background, much easier to see.

It simply says The Cosmopolitan though and has no more "C" Logo. I liked the C Logo.

flickr photostream Motel George (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4975815945_8b441f64e1_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/4976429964_3192edd9c3_b.jpg

mac78130
Sep 11, 2010, 10:15 PM
Here's a glimpse of the "Chandelier" that is being installed

photo via gowalla (http://gowalla.com/spots/599975)
http://static.gowalla.com/photos/246312_high_res_320x480.jpg

mac78130
Sep 14, 2010, 8:10 PM
"Planet Hollywood submits plans to add signage, balconies"

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/sep/14/planet-hollywood-submits-plans-add-signage-balconi/ (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/sep/14/planet-hollywood-submits-plans-add-signage-balconi/)

Lincolnite
Sep 15, 2010, 6:04 AM
CityCenter website says The Harmon is to open in late 2010.

There is a link to Harmons website up.

Hope its not a repost

mac78130
Sep 15, 2010, 5:20 PM
CityCenter website says The Harmon is to open in late 2010.

There is a link to Harmons website up.

Hope its not a repost

The website has been up for awhile.. That 2010 opening is not happening

mac78130
Sep 20, 2010, 1:59 PM
flickr photostream Las Vegas Lover (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-martinez/5006782611/sizes/l/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5007392416_63e59bd5c9_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5006782611_a4a89e5e2a_b.jpg

ScottG
Sep 20, 2010, 7:54 PM
Lovin the purple

mac78130
Sep 21, 2010, 4:34 AM
Lovin the purple

Me too! :notacrook:

mac78130
Sep 21, 2010, 8:11 PM
Diggin the wiggly palm trees.. :cool:

flickr photo by fouquieria.splendens (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leslongino/5010331887/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5010331887_9fee50ffd3_o.jpg

mac78130
Sep 24, 2010, 11:38 PM
The Cosmopolitan may have the best views of the strip

flickr photo by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecosmopolitan/5020825717/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5020825717_8ffae5a32b_b.jpg

mac78130
Sep 25, 2010, 9:56 PM
That's a huge sign!!!

flickr photostream Las Vegas Lover (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alex-martinez/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5022288806_7f622654b4_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5021681355_4a72e3fa5d_b.jpg

mac78130
Sep 27, 2010, 5:07 AM
"I was effectively being cooked," OUCH!!

http://www.lvrj.com/news/vdara-visitor---death-ray--scorched-hair-103777559.html (http://www.lvrj.com/news/vdara-visitor---death-ray--scorched-hair-103777559.html)

mac78130
Sep 27, 2010, 5:44 AM
flickr photo by Edward_Sanchez_Photography (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardsanchez/5028754566/sizes/l/in/photostream/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5028754566_0f253707a3_b.jpg

futuresooner
Sep 27, 2010, 4:57 PM
"I was effectively being cooked," OUCH!!

http://www.lvrj.com/news/vdara-visitor---death-ray--scorched-hair-103777559.html (http://www.lvrj.com/news/vdara-visitor---death-ray--scorched-hair-103777559.html)

Damn, that is crazy!

goldcntry
Sep 27, 2010, 8:04 PM
I'm almost ashamed to say.... it made me snicker a little bit.

Almost.

One more thing to love about Vegas! LOL

mac78130
Sep 28, 2010, 10:21 PM
Icahn holding fire sale at Fontainebleau

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/icahn_folds_in_vegas_E1E3777ym7oRHIuxVouaxO

http://hgpauction.com/auctiondata/201009-FB/FountainebleuBanner.jpg
via http://www.hgpauction.com/?auctionid=69 (http://www.hgpauction.com/?auctionid=69)

ScottG
Sep 28, 2010, 11:42 PM
New Name for Hard Rock Hotel?
What's in a name? For the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, it could be a lot.

The Hard Rock restaurant chain has filed a lawsuit against the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel that essentially says they want their name back. The hotel, which is operated by the Morgans Hotel Group, licenses use of the name and is not actually run by the same company that does the omnipresent restaurants.

The heart of the lawsuit is the restaurant chain's assertion that the hotel is damaging their good name (go ahead - make your own jokes) with its over-the-top, almost anything goes style partying at their nightclubs and weekly pool parties called Rehab. The straw that reportedly broke the guitar string was a new reality show on TruTV about Rehab that, according the lawsuit, "revels in drunken debauchery."

If the restaurant chain wins, the hotel would have to change its name and its entire look and feel, which is completely wrapped up in the rock and roll aesthetic. The lawsuit calls for not only monetary damages but for them to get rid of everything even remotely related to the Hard Rock brand.

Morgans has some options if it comes to that. They were trying to bring their upscale Mondrian and Delano brands to Las Vegas as a part of the now mothballed Echelon project on The Strip, so it's possible that they could change the Hard Rock into one of those. Doing so would certainly not be cheap, but the bigger question is whether the hotel could hold onto its youth appeal without the Hard Rock name hanging off the front of it.

Stay tuned.



from:

http://vegas4visitors.com/column/index.htm

VegasBound
Sep 29, 2010, 6:51 PM
New Name for Hard Rock Hotel?
What's in a name? For the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, it could be a lot.

The Hard Rock restaurant chain has filed a lawsuit against the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel that essentially says they want their name back.

http://vegas4visitors.com/column/index.htm

I don't think they will prevail in this. The place was established as gambling venue with a rock and roll theme. How could hard partying around a pool be considered a worse image? Yes some folks behave badly but much of the rehab reality show deals with the bad behavior not being tolerated and dealt with by the staff.

They bought the place and the value of the use of the Hard Rock name was included in the price.

I think the only way the Hard Rock Cafe International will be able to get the Hard Rock Vegas Casino to give up the name would be for them to pay them to give it up. Maybe this is an attempt to be able to buy back the name for cheaper than they would have to pay otherwise though.

ScottG
Sep 30, 2010, 7:27 PM
instead of the plaza being imploded allowing connection from fremont to symphony park - Goodman is now invisioning an underground connection......


http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/sep/16/mayor-envisions-subterranean-walkway-symphony-park/

mac78130
Sep 30, 2010, 9:52 PM
Cosmopolitan's Restaurant Renderings: Holstein's, Va Bene Caffe and China Poblano

http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3563 (http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3563)

http://www.vegastripping.com/images/news/cosmo-china-poblano-interio.jpg

ScottG
Oct 8, 2010, 3:49 PM
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20101008-704956.html

penn national buys the m resort debt......wonder how long until its renamed "the P Resort"

Lecom
Oct 8, 2010, 4:54 PM
I'm almost ashamed to say.... it made me snicker a little bit.

Almost.

One more thing to love about Vegas! LOL

Ashamed to say? Why? I laughed guilt-free at the incident. If some incompetent architects designed a giant death ray by accident and it burned some poor dude's hair, of all the people involved, I don't think you're the one that should feel ashamed.

thelanetrain17
Oct 9, 2010, 6:59 PM
i cannot wait to go to Vegas this christmas!!!!!! it looks absolutely amazing and with the new buildings the skyline must look incredible with all the lighting effects.

llamaorama
Oct 9, 2010, 11:04 PM
Mao and Frida Kahlo staring at you while you eat?

weird

mac78130
Oct 10, 2010, 6:44 AM
"Bicyclists get early glimpse of Hoover Dam bypass bridge"

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/oct/09/bicyclists-get-early-glimpse-hoover-dam-bypass-bri/

http://photos.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2010/10/08/scaled.10092010_Web_Hoover.006_t653.JPG?214bc4f9d9bd7c08c7d0f6599bb3328710e01e7b

mac78130
Oct 10, 2010, 7:25 AM
Flickr Photos by VegasMediaGroup (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasvegas/sets/72157625111015846/?page=2) Thanks to the wonderful peeps at Ratevegas (http://www.ratevegas.com/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5058801006_c97b9e4b9f_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5058799966_0bbf9aacfe_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5058798386_2d7dd2334b_b.jpg

mac78130
Oct 11, 2010, 2:20 PM
ESTIATORIO MILOS (http://www.milos.ca/en/lasvegas/resto/index.html)
http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/MILOS%20VEGAS/LAopening.jpg

BLUE RIBBON SUSHI BAR & GRILL (http://www.blueribbonrestaurants.com/rests_sushiBarGrillLV_main.htm)
http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/BLUE%20RIBBON%20VEGAS/BlueRibbon3.jpg

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/BLUE%20RIBBON%20VEGAS/BlueRibbon2.jpg

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh359/mac78130/BLUE%20RIBBON%20VEGAS/BlueRibbon.jpg

glowrock
Oct 11, 2010, 2:44 PM
Looks promising

http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3506 (http://www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=3506)
http://www.vegastripping.com/images/news/drais-hotel-exterior.jpg

I hope nothing too serious happens to Bill's. While obviously a dated vestige of Vegas Past, it still has a homey, small-town feel, great CHEAP hotel rooms, and the best damn location on The Strip! I hope any renovations keep at least some of the atmosphere intact, and perhaps don't jack up the room rates too much...

Aaron (Glowrock)

mac78130
Oct 12, 2010, 5:06 AM
flickr photo by strdotmatt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/strdotmatt/5074111444/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5074111444_7023a801c1_b.jpg

CityDreamer
Oct 14, 2010, 10:54 AM
"Bicyclists get early glimpse of Hoover Dam bypass bridge"

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/oct/09/bicyclists-get-early-glimpse-hoover-dam-bypass-bri/

http://photos.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2010/10/08/scaled.10092010_Web_Hoover.006_t653.JPG?214bc4f9d9bd7c08c7d0f6599bb3328710e01e7b

Is it just me, or do the lanes seem a bit narrow? It should be a real thrill for people when a semi decides to pass them on this.:omg:

mac78130
Oct 14, 2010, 2:14 PM
The Dedication will take place today and the bridge will open next week :cheers:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39667766/ns/travel-destination_travel/

http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/ap/hoover%20dam%20bypass%20bridge-1359244068_v2.grid-10x2.jpg

mac78130
Oct 14, 2010, 2:19 PM
Cosmopolitan will be launching their TV ad campaign this Sunday during the Madmen Finale.. Hopefully it's nothing like Aria's "Words will fail you"

HX_Guy
Oct 14, 2010, 10:54 PM
Looks like the bridge opened to some people today and it looks great but is it just me or is that railing for pedestrians awfully short for such a bridge? Wouldn't you think they would have a better protection/deterrent system to get people to not fall over/jump off?

http://i.azcentral.com/commphotos/view/417637.jpg

http://i.azcentral.com/commphotos/view/417636.jpg

http://i.azcentral.com/commphotos/view/417642.jpg

glowrock
Oct 14, 2010, 11:14 PM
All I have to say is WOW, that bridge is freaking amazing now that it's finished! :eek:

I've seen it several times under construction the last 2 years, but damn, it's much more amazing now that it's complete!

Aaron (Glowrock)

mac78130
Oct 15, 2010, 5:42 AM
More photos of the Hoover Dam Bypass

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/oct/14/hoover-dam-bypass-bridge-gets-warm-welcome-dedicat/ (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/oct/14/hoover-dam-bypass-bridge-gets-warm-welcome-dedicat/)

http://photos.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2010/10/13/scaled.10142010_DaM_Bridge.009_t653.JPG?214bc4f9d9bd7c08c7d0f6599bb3328710e01e7b

mac78130
Oct 15, 2010, 7:48 PM
Artist murals in the new parking garage

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doreen-remen/art-production-fund-at-th_b_763725.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doreen-remen/art-production-fund-at-th_b_763725.html)

http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2010-10-15-IMG_0014.jpg

Plokoon11
Oct 15, 2010, 8:18 PM
IDK but I would be afraid to ride or walk on it not because its not safe but what if a earthquake happened?

mac78130
Oct 15, 2010, 9:01 PM
A better view of the murals

flickr photostream by AngeloGeorgiou (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelogeorgiou/sets/72157625171073886/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/5084158075_87c83b71b4_b.jpg