Just stayed at the new Cosmopolitan in Vegas and it is a wonderful hotel. Great to have Marriott on the strip. Even though it had only been open a couple of days it was running smoothly. Was upgraded to a one bedroom suite without even asking. Should be a winner for all of us. Give it a try.
Above: Marquis Nightclub at the newly opened Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
Thanks for the heads up and sharing your recent experience at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Definitely worth a try. For guests that expect a full-service Marriott, does the Cosmopolitan implement Marriott's Smoke-Free Hotel Policy? As an independent hotel with several bars, nightclubs and an active casino on property, where does this hotel draw the line? Do you have any observations or cite any concerns?
The Cosmopolitan website makes no mention either way. There are nearly two dozen states in the United States with 100% Smoke-Free Laws in workplaces, restaurants and bars, but Nevada is not among them. Rather than gamble with the risks associated with second-hand tobacco smoke, my preference is to stay with Marriott because Marriott is a sure thing. But, what should Cosmopolitan guests and visitors be aware of and expect?
Unfortunately, the smoke free policy does NOT apply here or anywhere else in Vegas as far as I know. There are some areas in some of the casinos that are 'smoke free' areas but if the guy one row over is smoking it doesn't really help. There is nothing in the hotel to indicate that Marriott has any part of the place.
I will say that this is a hotel that would appeal to the younger set of people. The music is very loud throughout the facility including the elevators. The room was lovely and the terrace was a real joy especially at night with all of the lights. All public areas were very crowded but that is because it is a new hotel.
The buffet redefines the old image of a buffet. Food is served in individual portions so no more spooning out your food yourself. Also not a crab leg in site. Can't speak to the quality of the meat dishes as am a vegatarian but everything I sampled was well prepared and flavorful. Husband went a little nuts at the desert section. Excellent chocolate he tells me.
Would strongly suggest that it is worth it for a visit to Vegas.
As good business practice, Marriott went smoke-free in 2006. The overwhelming majority of their workforce and their guests prefer and expect a smoke-free environment. What a huge oversight for the Cosmopolitan. As an independent, they are likely paying Marriott fees to be featured at Marriott.com, but also RitzCarlton.com. It would be to the Cosmopolitan's advantage to be not only the newest venue on the strip, but also the only smoke-free environment in Las Vegas. Now, that would be bold.
They did upgrade me to a one bedroom suite without my even asking. Am a little concerned as they haven't emailed me my bill yet or posted my points. Hope am not going to have a snaffu to deal with.
Have stayed at the Aria and it is a very nice hotel. Nicer in some ways than the Cosmopolitan. If I could get a better deal there I think I would take it. Not sure when your stay is scheduled but the Cosmopolitan is a real mad house right now. The grand opening in New Years Eve. Even last week there were huge crowds everywhere in the hotel. Made it difficult getting around sometimes. Have fun.
There are any number of, what looks like, great places there to eat. We opted for their buffet as previews looked very interesting. Gave a little info in my post of 12/22. It is a high end facility and not the run of the mill Vegas buffet. We had a large party with very diverse tastes so this was the best bet for us. Everyone from the major carnivores to vegatarians were very pleased with the selections available for their particular pleasures. The fact that food was presented in individual portions was very pleasing and more restaurant like.
I just returned from Las Vegas, and, although I stayed at the Mandarin Oriental, I was among the hordes of people taking a look at the Cosmopolitan: it has a very classy vibe, and the lobby/casino carpeting caught my eye because it is one of the few floor treatments I've seen in "luxury" LV hotels that is really nice. Though I was among the big group of people who were just taking a look, I too am very happy that there is finally a Marriott on the Strip. What they have done with very little space is amazing (for example, Bellagio is a property of over 100 acres, and the Cosmopolitan has, I believe, about 8 acres!). I look forward to staying there on my next trip.