Dec142010

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas – Rooms with a View

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.

patio view from 3rd floor Comme Ca French Bistro

The Italian Restaurant has wonderful window views of the Bellagio fountains.

But the room views are quite spectacular from the 58th floor.

Room 5878 Terrace Suite 58th floor balcony view looking north

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.

Incredible view of Bellagio Fountains. The show was not in progress.

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.

View to the northwest of Bellagio and Rio.

Looking down on the Eiffel Tower from the Cosmopolitan hotel.

View east to Planet Hollywood directly across Las Vegas Boulevard.

View southeast along Las Vegas Blvd to Marriott Grand Chateau (center left) and MGM Grand (black building on right) and LAS airport in background.

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.

Related Posts:

Betting on Expedia.ca for a Vegas Suite Deal (Nov 20, 2010) [This post tells how I bought my flight to Las Vegas and an upgraded room at the Mandarin Oriental for $12.]

CityCenter Las Vegas – Art, Architecture and Space (Dec 16, 2010)

Hotel Detail – Aria Resort and Casino Las Vegas in HD (Dec 11, 2010)

Aria Resort Las Vegas – Pools, Spa and Dining (Dec 12, 2010)

Aria Resort Corner Suite and SkySuites (Dec 18, 2010) 

Aria Resort Las Vegas SkyVilla 19 (Dec 19, 2010)

Vdara Hotel, CityCenter Las Vegas (Dec 19, 2010)

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas (Dec 23, 2010)

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Dec 21, 2010) (The Cosmopolitan is next to Vdara Hotel, but not part of CityCenter complex. The Cosmopolitan is a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel.)

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

More articles by Ric Garrido »

Pingbacks

Comments

  1. Have a stay here early January, looking forward to checking it out.

    Booked on via Cosmopolitan event site rather than Marriott website, so couldn’t add my Marriott Rewards #. Called to add it and was told that I wouldn’t receive elite benefits “because this is a casino property” which I believe is incorrect.

  2. Have stayed here few times and it’s undoubtedly incredible. However, the credit goes to my tour planners ( http://www.zapbooking.com )who always extract a great deal for me and my family whenever we plan to stay there. It’s a great place and the view from the building top is scenic and magnificent. It’s a superb location and recommended to everyone out there.

  3. Your tour planners are indeed remarkable if they booked you into a hotel “a few times” before it even opened tonight.

    I’d like to know how the service level was for you?

  4. Gary – I look forward to reading your review of the Cosmopolitan. There are some good sounding restaurants. I need to expand my horizons to the fine dining aspects of hotels. I met several chefs and received fascinating background on some of the restaurants from the Cosmopolitan staff and food and wine journalists during the Cosmopolitan tour.

Comments are closed.