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Thirty days to go.

Thanks to a trusty source, here we have a few shots of some Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino interiors, one of the ingress/egress areas (perhaps right inside valet, up to the restaurant level?) and then three videos of the West Valet, showing some of the really cool work the multimedia team is doing.

I've bemoaned the lack of technology being used in modern casino-resorts - well, here we are at least seeing something more inspired than using LCD panels for restaurant menus. Perhaps just a taste?

It's sort of James Bond meets the Bat Cave. If you want to know who Cosmo's ideal customer is, it's Bruce Wayne, no doubt.

I dig the look and I'm excited to see more.

My buddy Mr. Friess has a few more, including what to me looks like the centerpiece chandelier I've heard so much about:


Read archived comments (12 so far)
November 14, 2010 10:45 PM Posted by Mike E

Gasp! Will Cosmopolitan LV cripple women?!

November 15, 2010 5:05 AM Posted by detroit1051

Whew! I'm relieved. I had wondered whether Deutsche Bank, in its first casino development, could pull this off. Imo, they've done it. It appears in these few photos that Cosmopolitan will have more visual excitement and contemporary appeal than properties operated by MGM with its years of experience. DB just didn't take over a troubled Cosmo, it got there in time to determine and define its identity.

First impressions:
* Carpet in slot areas is obviously designed for casino use, but it looks elegant and airy with the large flower pattern and expansive background color.

* Digital walls are stunning, especially the bookshelf one. Where is that area? It will be a real showstopper for everyone walking by.

* Ceiling in slot area reminded me, for an instant, of the Las Vegas Hilton main casino, circa 1988---and, that's a compliment.

* Slot machines are well spaced. Doesn't look like a slot warehouse. Where are the photos of the table areas?

* Identity Membership sign is elegant and simple.

Glad I decided to come out opening week, but I'm not staying at Cosmopolitan.

November 15, 2010 11:08 AM Posted by parchedearth

I just hope the opening goes well, so all the good-will they are building (with me) doesn't go to waste. They are going to need all the good press they can get because despite our excitement, I sense the average tourist knows even less about Cosmo than they did with CC's opening.

November 15, 2010 3:22 PM Posted by Hunter

To the person that was asking me about opening times - it depends. Some are at midnight.

In this case, Cosmo opens at 8pm on the 15th.

November 15, 2010 4:25 PM Posted by worldpool

wow cant wait to see the casino myself i like what they did for the casino and seen differnt machines i cant wait to gamble there

November 15, 2010 10:30 PM Posted by sbpewsaw

From some of the pictures i saw, it appears that Cosmo has hard surfaces for their primary pathways, much like Aria. This seems like a design flaw to me based on the various complaints from my friends in heels as they navigate around Aria.

Other then that, the hotel looks very promising. The LCD columns kind of remind me of the Peppermill in Reno where they have a bunch of LCD screens showing random high def images.

I don't really see what they mean by "Casino Cabanas" however. I guess that may only apply to their high limit areas? Or possibly to their table game areas?

November 16, 2010 7:57 AM Posted by Hunter

The casino cabanas aren't pictured here.

They're basically small-ish temporary (walls can be moved) rooms that can be reserved for semi-private gaming. If you have a crew of people that want to play together for instance. Sort of a casino within the casino. It's more social than private gaming and is setup to be more flexible.

November 16, 2010 5:25 PM Posted by detroit1051

Great photo of Chandelier Bar in WSJ story:

November 17, 2010 9:29 AM Posted by Jeff Simpson

Am wondering about how the casino cabanas will square with Nevada gaming regs requiring open gaming (access to the general public) except in high-limit salons (and, in certain circumstances, in nightclubs with gaming).

November 17, 2010 3:45 PM Posted by Hunter

My understanding is that the cabanas won't actually be closed/private, just in semi-enclosed spaces and even then, they can't physically stop you from joining the game, just try to discourage you / make you feel uncomfortable joining another private party.

November 19, 2010 10:06 AM Posted by socalduck

Cosmo is now listed on the Marriott website, part of their "Autograph Collection." For you MR members interested in redeeming points, it is a "category 7" property (35k points per night).

November 21, 2010 9:18 AM Posted by atdleft

"Am wondering about how the casino cabanas will square with Nevada gaming regs requiring open gaming"

Good question. I guess they can argue these are a variation of high-limit salons? Whatever the case, I'd assume Cosmo has enough "juice" with Randolph Townsend and the rest of the Gaming Commission to take care of this painlessly.

Otherwise, I'm really liking the design. It's classy, but also quite sassy. I think I'll have fun here.