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Old Posted Jan 28, 2011, 7:40 PM
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Las Vegas - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, photographed in December 2010:
This thread focuses exclusively on one property, a large new hotel and casino complex on The Strip that opened on December 15, 2010. Nearly all these photos are from its first day of operation. The property's neighbors are the Bellagio Hotel and Casino (with its famous fountains) and the residential Jockey Club to the North, the multiple hotel and condo and casino and shopping buildings of the new CityCenter development to the South, and Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino across The Strip. To see my thread focusing on CityCenter Las Vegas, see: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=188460 . The property consists of a solid three-level podium of lobbies and casino and restaurants and shops and meeting rooms, which covers an underground parking structure. Two different but reasonably related towers for hotel rooms (and some condos but far fewer than originally planned) rise from the podium and add to the increasingly vertical skyline of The Strip. The design architect for the exterior was Arquitectonica, while the interiors were conceived by many different firms. The exterior is mostly cohesive and is a good compliment to the unique modern forms of CityCenter next door. The interior is too complex but most of its components are beautifully-detailed modern environments that are still fun to explore.

In the foreground is The Strip and the trees that line the Bellagio fountain walkway and viewing area. The two Cosmopolitan towers dominate this view, while behind them are several of the CityCenter towers.

The Eastside Tower is the one closest to The Strip and has a square footprint, while the West End Tower is the longer slab with an angled footprint. Both towers feature balconies, a very rare sight in this city.

Podium Exterior:
The four-level base of the property that faces The Strip has a complex design of angled glazed panels, part of which is topped by the pavilion that houses the Marquee Nightclub.

Boulevard Pool:
The terrace on top of the podium that faces The Strip is a complex of pool and splashplay areas, cabanas, small bars, and lounging terraces. Unfortunately, this pool area and the other two shown later are decorated with fake palms that are not abstractly stylized enough to fit with the sophisticated aesthetic of the other details.

Overlook Grill:
This casual cafe adjoins the Boulevard Pool.

Day Club Pool:
The second pool area is between the two towers and is connected to the Marquee Nightclub and acts as an extension of it at night. It is surrounded by private cabanas with individual spas that view the pool deck.

Bamboo Pool:
The third pool is next to the West End Tower, toward the back of the property, and like the other two it is perched on a terrace on top of the podium.

Valet and Parking Entrance:
The porte cochere is on ground level in the back of the property, inside the podium.

Hotel Registration Lobby:
Inside the podium and adjoining the Valet and Parking Entrance is this check-in hall featuring columns with slowly changing video patterns.

Vesper Bar:
Adjoining the registration lobby and surrounding an escalator that leads up to other levels is this lounge near the casino.

Much of the ground floor is dedicated to several large open rooms of gaming.

Queue Bar:
This bar features gaming tables and is part of the casino.

Marquee Nightclub Entrance:
This hallway in the casino leads to elevators up to the podium's terrace where the club is actually located.

Book & Stage:
This bar and lounge is also part of the casino.

This is yet another bar and lounge adjoining the casino, and this one has a prime location with windows looking out to The Strip.

The Henry:
The property has many restaurants, but the only one adjoining the casino and on the ground floor is this one.

The Chandelier Bar:
At the heart of the casino is a three-story space that acts as the circulation core for the front of the property facing The Strip. It serves as the entry to the upper levels of the podium that have many shops and restaurants. The space is dominated by this memorable bar that is located on three levels.

Upper Lobby:
Directly above the Chandelier Bar is the top floor of the lobby, which has a rather jarring atmospheric change to a stained glass ceiling. It has several casual game and lounge areas in the midst of the circulation to the restaurants that surround it.

The most striking of the many restaurants is this one on the third level.

Another restaurant.

Another restaurant.

A gourmet store.

Wicked Spoon:
The hotel's buffet is further back from the concentration of restaurants in the front of the podium and is similar in style to the meeting room lobbies nearby.

Meeting Room Lobbies:


For my related Las Vegas Metro picture threads, see:

Las Vegas - Highlights: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=173051

Las Vegas - Highlights 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=188411

Las Vegas - Highlights 3: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...87#post7792287

Las Vegas - CityCenter Las Vegas: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=188460

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Old Posted Jan 28, 2011, 11:30 PM
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I love it, thanks for sharing. I'll have to get up there soon to see if for myself.
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2011, 3:22 AM
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Haven't been to Vegas since June 2010, that place is always changing, its amazing!
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2011, 2:41 PM
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Wow - this place looks fantastic! I'm definitely going to check it out the next time I'm in Vegas.
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It is aesthetically appealing to me. With the demolition of one of the buildings already planned though I just hope the quality of the project matches the appealing look of the place. I would hate to see it show its age real quick because of cutting corners.
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2011, 5:43 PM
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dktshb, the reported planned demolition is not one of the Cosmopolitan towers shown in this thread...it is actually one of the towers in the separate CityCenter property a block South of the Cosmopolitan. It is a tower that can be seen on the left side of the first photo in this thread.

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Old Posted Jan 29, 2011, 7:25 PM
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I was myself was there December 2010. I wonder if we crossed path? The complex was quite nice as the photos show.
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2011, 9:04 PM
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Wow. Normally I am not very keen on modern architecture, but I make an exception for this. Great pics.
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The restaurants are very trendy!
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Nice pictures. I though you weren't allowed to take pictures of the casino floor, though. How did you get around that issue?
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wow, nice. I love the pool area.
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Cityscape: Googie A-go-go from LA to Las Vegas - Part II

Born of the 1950s automobile culture that defined 1950s and 60s Southern California, the various roadside coffee shops, diners, motels, and bowling alleys of the era were designed to catch the eye of passing motorists, and the imaginations of an entire generation of Americans. This week we will conclude our special two-part edition of Cityscape with a trip down the I-15 to Las Vegas, Nevada, to the original bright light city that was once famously guaranteed by the King of Rock n Roll himself to set your soul on fire.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2017, 8:48 PM
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Wow, this casino hotel has become so exclusive they won't let OJ on their property!:

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