LAS VEGAS (Aug. 9, 2017) – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas today unveiled a refresh to its guest rooms across both the Boulevard and The Chelsea Towers. The project, which kicks off this summer, will be fully complete in 2018 with 2,895 of the resort’s 3,027 rooms remodeled with influence from innovative and inspired designers, including New York-based Virserius Studio.
"Where The Cosmopolitan is at today is a reinvention of the property that opened its doors more than six years ago,” stated Bill McBeath, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “The past two years have been a transformative process that has reinvigorated gaming, food and beverage and will now include the complete redesign of our hotel rooms – they are bold, innovative and a direct reflection of our alluring brand.”
The newly designed rooms emphasize modern design and luxurious comfort and come as the result of a meticulous selection process that lasted over 18 months. An initial list of 20 designers was engaged to bid on the project, from which eight were selected to present in Las Vegas. From there, four design firms, in addition to The Cosmopolitan’s internal design team, were chosen to construct model rooms on property. The Cosmopolitan solicited feedback from more than 400 employees who toured the accommodations as well as frequent-staying guests, ranging from business to leisure travelers. The collected response played an integral role in determining which designs were selected, leading to interiors inspired by both The Cosmopolitan’s in-house design team alongside Virserius Studios.
Standout features of the newly designed guest rooms include modern artwork paired with clean textiles, statement wall coverings, textured carpeting, improved lighting and user-friendly technology.
The Terrace rooms (Terrace Studio, Terrace One Bedroom, Terrace Suite) and Reception Suites, with influence from Virserius Studio, feature a design that draws inspiration from both The Cosmopolitan and its premier Las Vegas location. Interiors exude an edgy yet sophisticated aesthetic, incorporating rich jewel tones, gold touches and handcrafted patterns. Standout elements include a custom damask wall covering that doubles as a canopy over the beds and a collection of bold, internationally-sourced artwork. The design of the rooms is intended to lead guests on a journey of discovery, allowing them to explore different aspects that would not immediately be revealed at first glance. Some of the more playful features are located in discrete locations such as whimsical wallpaper within the closet or shadowed figures that separate the shower from the bedroom.
"The vision for this premium room collection at The Cosmopolitan was one of bold design and bright accents to complement the overall contemporary aesthetic," said Therese Virserius, Founder of Virserius Studio. "Virserius Studio collaborated with The Cosmopolitan to ensure the utmost premium deliverables for guests, with a strong emphasis on luxurious comfort. Coupled with curated art pieces and statement-making detailing, this project honored the modern spirit of The Cosmopolitan alongside the history and vibrant essence of the Las Vegas Strip."
The Wraparound Terrace Suites and City Rooms & Suites, created by The Cosmopolitan, emulate the residential feel of an urban penthouse, featuring neutral colors with splashes of bright accents. The design also integrates unexpected elements from the resort’s public areas, such as custom graffiti art and striking wallpaper in the closets. Eye-catching details include reflective finishes enhanced by dramatic lighting and plush fabrics enriched with playful patterns. The result is a youthful, vibrant and enticing energy that will cater to guests who are seeking an experience that indulges the senses.
The updated rooms boast advanced technology providing access to a “virtual concierge.” In-room iPads allow guests to book restaurant and spa reservations, purchase show tickets, order room service, schedule wake up calls, and include automated lighting and temperature adjustments. Visiting groups to The Cosmopolitan, via weddings or convention business, can utilize the iPads to communicate as well, sending organized messages to alert their guests of upcoming plans and events. In addition, all newly updated guest rooms will also feature state-of-the-art Samsung TVs with a 65-inch display, offering leading entertainment programs including Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and Crackle, personal Bluetooth connectivity and en-suite Netflix.
At the forefront of innovation and service, the past two years have signified the devout commitment on behalf of the property to its loyal guests. With a significant investment contributed to the standout restaurant collection, gaming facilities and room offerings, The Cosmopolitan continues to see substantial developments through 2018:
World-class culinary options range from modern Japanese restaurant zuma (Jan. 2017), the first West Coast outposts of Momofuku (Jan. 2017) and Milk Bar (Dec. 2016), and iconic New York dining destination Blue Ribbon (Jun. 2017), each of which have opened locations at The Cosmopolitan within a seven month span. Southern California hotspot, Eggslut (Jun. 2016), Beauty & Essex (May 2016) and the artfully designed Starbucks (Mar. 2016) were the first to commence the new food and beverage developments last year.
Enhancements to the gambling amenities include the addition of The Reserve (Jan. 2017), a 2,300-square-foot private gaming salon that requires advance clearance for its pre-approved guests, making it one of the most exclusive experiences in Las Vegas. The high stakes gaming area, The Talon Club, also saw an extension to the space with added gaming tables (Feb. 2016) and an expanded Race & Sports Book (Feb. 2016) offers a significantly upgraded experience with features including state-of-the-art video walls and multiple high-definition televisions, the latest in mobile wagering technology and 23 video poker machines.
High rollers now have a new place to call home at The Cosmopolitan with the debut of 21 designer Boulevard Penthouses (Feb. 2017) located on the top four floors of Boulevard Tower. The opulent suites span a total of approximately 63,000 square feet, with individual penthouses ranging in size from 2,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet with extravagant touches from world-renowned designers Daun Curry, Richmond International and Tihany Design who all worked as consultants to Marnell Companies.
The Chandelier Bar, Vitals
Before the commencement of 2018, The Chandelier Bar will see a substantial renovation to multiple levels including updated seating options, flooring, lighting and more. The Cosmopolitan’s lobby retail store, Vitals, will almost double the footprint of the previously existing store, which will offer a significantly expanded product line upon completion by the end of summer 2017.
The room remodel comes as the latest development following the debut of 21 Boulevard Penthouses earlier this year and the renovation of additional guest rooms including Lanai Suites, Bungalow Suites and the build-out of 46 additional guest rooms introduced in 2016. Upon completion of the remodel in 2018, 90 percent of all room product at The Cosmopolitan will be upgraded.
The newly designed Boulevard Tower and The Chelsea Tower rooms will be made first available to Identity members, the resort’s all-inclusive rewards program, as they return to inventory prior to the project’s full completion in 2018. Guests interested in becoming a part of The Cosmopolitan’s exclusive Identity program can visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com for more information and membership access.
LAS VEGAS (August 8, 2016) – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is partnering with three world-class interior designers to create 21 exclusive Boulevard Penthouses in the Boulevard Tower of the resort.
In collaboration with the resort, members from Tihany Design, Daun Curry and Richmond International have drawn inspiration from places both near and far to create unique and luxurious penthouses on the top floors of the Boulevard Tower of the resort. The Boulevard Penthouses will be designed to maintain the sweeping views of the Las Vegas skyline, a paramount attribute. Spanning a total of approx. 63,000 square feet, the individual penthouses will range in size from 2,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet. The 21 penthouses—with seven unique designs from each team—will cater to Las Vegas’ most discerning travelers, who frequent the city for not only gaming and entertainment, but also to experience ultimate luxury. A Private Gaming Salon will also be created exclusively for these penthouses’ guests, which will feel like 007 meets The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with the unrivalled backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip.
“These one-of-a-kind designer Boulevard Penthouses and Private Gaming Salon are the final project to solidify The Cosmopolitan’s position atop the list of full-service luxury properties in Las Vegas,” said Bill McBeath, president and chief executive officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “Our idea in partnering with these three outstanding designers was not to have 21 penthouses painted with the same brush, but to find creative partners who would bring the touches of residential high-design to the hospitality space—the results will be unparalleled.”
The 21 Boulevard Penthouses are slated for completion at the close of 2016 and in early 2017 and will redefine the level of luxury accommodation in Las Vegas. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas continues to evolve its offerings and maintain its decidedly different perspective in every aspect of the resort.
Adam D. Tihany brings with him a wealth of Las Vegas design experience, having first made his mark on The Strip with Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in 1993. Many restaurant and hotel projects later, the famed hospitality designer returns to the city to join The Cosmopolitan for this exciting project and stepped in to work as a design consultant to the architect. In order to capture the exclusivity and bespoke nature of the new space, Tihany has imagined two distinct guest personas in the design for the penthouses. Inspired by the characters’ imagined native cites of Beverly Hills and New York, the luxury residential interiors embody both east and west coasts while catering to the grandeur and excitement of Las Vegas. The Beverly Hills penthouses will feature curved shapes, limestone accents and airy touches, while the New York inspired spaces will showcase straight lines, dark wood and abstract structures.
“The penthouses are designed to feel uniquely personal,” said Tihany. “Every detail works to create the ultimate luxury residential experience in true Las Vegas form.”
In addition to designing the Boulevard Penthouses, The Cosmopolitan has commissioned Tihany to design the ultra-exclusive Private Gaming Salon and penthouse level corridors. The 2,300-square-foot intimate Private Gaming Salon is designed to feel like a distinguished Art Deco style men’s club with natural sunlight flooding the room from two discreetly placed doors that lead out to a private terrace and will illuminate the original pieces of modern artwork that will adorn the walls. Bold, bright colored furniture and accessories stand out against the textured wood wall panels, adding a playful charm to the venue. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with unmatched service. Conversely, the penthouse level corridors will feature a sleek, modern look anchored by custom carpeting evocative of a mosaic design that guides guests to the elevator lobbies, which are decorated with textured glass and white tiles.
Curry’s collaboration with The Cosmopolitan serves as her exciting debut into the world of hospitality design. Daun is inspired by the playfully seductive persona of the resort and the glamour and opulence of Las Vegas, which will be incorporated into the aesthetic of the Boulevard Penthouses. Her sense of design will remain refined as she and her team will aim to develop open-concept spaces to highlight the Boulevard Tower’s impressive views, which helped to influence the color palette. Ochre, coriander and blush tones will be found throughout, which will feature eclectic interiors inspired by international locales. Contrasting textures are set to challenge guests to examine their surroundings while ensconced in the warmth and beauty of the space. Curry will commission several contributing artisans to create custom details specifically for this project including a New York-based fabricator to produce bespoke furniture. Highlights of her design will include luxe pony hair walls, hand-cut Italian glass mosaic murals and grottos where soaking tubs morph out of hand-cut marble.
"Working with The Cosmopolitan has been an exploration of how a space can engage all of your senses at once—excitement, curiosity, sensuality and luxury all encompassed by a singular, breathtaking resort experience,” remarked Curry. “As a designer, I am always pushing myself to create unique experiences for my clients, and for the guests staying at The Cosmopolitan, my mission is to inspire them with fantasy and spontaneity, to help them see the resort differently and, in both a literal and nonliteral sense, to see Las Vegas in an entirely new way."
Working on a Las Vegas-based project will also be a first for Richmond International. Drawing inspiration from the vibrancy of the location and the dynamic and exciting spaces at The Cosmopolitan, the Boulevard Penthouses offer incomparable views of the city and its energetic enthusiasm. The stunning vistas available are echoed throughout the penthouses, instantly captivating guests upon entry. Provocative artwork and whimsical sculptural installations inspired by both the digital art installations in the lobby and the significant pieces throughout the resort will be a key feature of the design.
Contemporary design and detailing using tailored finishes such as 24-karat gold handcrafted resin and verre eglomise panels afford a level of luxury unique to Las Vegas. Contemporary pieces of furniture from key designers sit alongside the many pieces designed by Richmond International to work with the overall design aesthetic of the penthouses. Two different color palettes, one anchored in teal and jewel tones and the other a vibrant cobalt blue give the penthouses a distinct identity.
“Working with the team at The Cosmopolitan has given us the opportunity to create some truly extraordinary penthouses,” said Richmond International designer, Fiona Thompson. “Beautifully bespoke and working with many artists and artisans allowed us the freedom and interaction with other specialists to develop a design that responds to the city of Las Vegas offering true luxury in a uniquely designed setting to guests.”