Spent about four hours at The Cosmopolitan today. This hotel is branded as a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel and officially opens in 24 hours (8pm Dec 15). Extensive tour of the property followed by extensive champagne and signature drinks. This media pass gig is kinda cool.
Unfortunately photography of the hotel interior was not allowed today and the press packet has some room photos, but not any others of the property. There are some very cool spaces in The Cosmopolitan. I am about to board a flight so this post may abruptly end.
While I could not photograph inside the hotel, I was allowed to photograph from the balconies. Loyalty Traveler likes a room with a view and the Cosmopolitan may be unsurpassed for incredible room views right on the Las Vegas Strip from the 75-floor east tower. There is also a west tower. About 70% of the hotel rooms have balconies; a unique feature for a major Las Vegas Strip Hotel. This is the place to be for a photography buff.
The Italian Restaurant has wonderful window views of the Bellagio fountains.
But the room views are quite spectacular from the 58th floor.
Take off. More tomorrow.
Dec 15 update: Here are more photos from the wraparound corner room balcony of Terrace Suite 5878 on the 58th floor of the East Tower overlooking Bellagio Fountain and Las Vegas Boulevard.
I have stayed at Planet Hollywood and had incredible views of the Bellagio Fountain, but the windows are an obstruction to great photography. The Cosmopolitan has totally unobstructed views from the balconies on the north side of the east tower.
The other side of the hotel is across the street from City Center with views of Aria. The tour did not take us to that side of the hotel. I’ll post a thorough review in the next day or two with room photos and links to property photos from other articles showing the interior spaces I found appealing. There should be plenty of photos after tonight’s opening.
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