Have stayed here a number of times. Have been upgraded several times but not always. The rooms are very nice and even their basic room is spacious and very well done. For P members you will be given free breakfast at their buffet. It is truly outstanding and anyone would enjoy the food. If you are P member when checking in or out be sure to use the special desk to the far left of the counter. I think it says 'invited guests'. The lines can be long and this is a real perk. Great place to stay and I am sure you will enjoy yourself.
I just stayed there last month. Was upgraded at no cost for being a "P" memberto their "wrap-around suite" which is unbelievably nice. 3 sliding glass doors, 2 huge Japenese style showers, the whole nine yards. Ask at the desk on the far left when you check in for elite members. They were very accomodating for my first time there.
I will post pictures in the next several days.
3 things you should definately know.
1) You do not get buffet vouchers at check-in. They are already incorporated into your room key, so when you go to the buffet (8am to 2 pm) you go to a special lane and will be immediately seated. They will probably not even tell you that you are entitled to this at check-in, they assume to think you already know. That is where a lot of confusion arises. The buffet is unbelievable and has everything from breakfast foods to soy drinks, roast turkey, sushi, too many items to even name. If need be, you can always inquire at the desk.There is just about anything there to satisfy any pallette.
2) Absolute best thing to do, even if you decide not to gamble, is to get a free players card before you even check-in, so that they can associate and affix it immediately to your marriott rewards account at check-in. It gives you points on anything from shopping, room rates, dining, even using your key to open up the pool or fitness area. Gambling too of course. I did not even gamble that much, but based on other expendatures you can crank up your players club status very quickly. I only stayed a few days and am half way to gold. When that occurs, the next time you go back (and I am sure you will) you will essentially be "double elite" and the perks are unbelievable. I signed up for the Cosmo email, and the perks they are offering me to come back are simply unbeleivable. Super worthwhile. I wil;never stay anywhere else in Vegas again except the Cosmo. You even get points on your free buffet as long as your players card is linked to your marriott card which links to your room key. Take one of your room keys with you EVERYWHERE! You actually get more points on most expendatures or activities that you do when linked then you do even gambling.
3) Your points will never automatically reflect in your Marriott rewards account based on some system glitch. Wait 7 days until after your stay, call Marriott rewards, and they will electronically look up your folio and credit real promptly. No big deal, also choose points as your Platinum ammenity. I believe the other choice is popcorn, no joke.
The Cosmo Rocks. And if the have any other questions, please feel free to let me know. I am a lifetime "P", and looked into every aspect of their system there, and already have my own "host" Just ask for one near end of stay. It is free, and they will really take care of you.
Look for my pictures sometime Sunday, and if you have any questions, please just ask me direct in conversations under username "alrenaissance" Have a great time, and I hope this was helpful! Sincerely, Al.
Two different experiences:
Some balcony photos (from this time) here: https://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/photoAlbums/1026
Also - their current platinum offer is either the arrival gift (points) or breakfast for two at the Wicked Spoon - TAKE THE BREAKFAST/BRUNCH - it's wonderful - you can read my riff on the brunch here: https://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/9298
I am not sure of the room type, but it's original cost had a deck with balcony, city view, and on weekdays ran about $150. I did not use points. I would not waste the extra points as I am sure they will upgrade you. The wrap-around suite was running around $880.00 a night on weekends ($600 weekdays) which is what I got upgraded to. Quite a difference. Did not want to leave it. Just be polite, smile and ask. I am sure they can do something for you. Also, I am not sure when exactly you are going, but on Sunday's only (I think noon to 5) at the Renaissance in Vegas they have all you can drink champagne, already split king crab legs, shrimp, prime rib, chocolate covered strawberries and more for $29.99 a person. ALL YOU CAN EAT! It was awesome. If I can be of more help, please let me know. Sorry I do not remember the exact room designation type. All I know is if you do everything right, you really get the hook up. Sometimes it helps to say things at the front desk like "tommorow is her birthday and I was wondering if for our stay it would be possible to get an upgrade....if you catch my drift. LOL!
Anymore specific questions, please feel free to ask. No bother at all.
I know they seriously asked me if I wanted popcorn. Could not believe it! Anyway, it took me more than a few questions and a little personal reflection but I think I finally have the place figured out as in my original posting which "traveler2" asked. Funny part is I talked to numerous people at Marriott reservations, and rewards, and even the hotel itself, and everyone had different answers. Actually, to date, I am still educating reservations, guest services, and rewards about the place and how it works, and they seem truley appreciative of what I tell them. When the put all the pieces together, they indicate that it now makes sense and thank me. Took a lot of effort though. Have a good day/night, and maybe see you at the "Wicked Spoon" LOL!
Just got this email.....guess it clears up some the questions! I am please they sent this! I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks Insiders for all your help!
As an esteemed Platinum Member of the Marriott Rewards program, we welcome you to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. We are honored you have chosen to stay with us. We hope to create a memorable experience worth sharing.
As the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, below are some of the benefits that are available to you as a Marriott Platinum guest:
These "new" features are actually a service reduction. I stayed there for a week last year as a Plat and what I got was the following
Too bad this property already starts to go downhill.
This is definitely an issue that the community manager can help explain. As opposed to the Ritz conversation on a different thread, this hotel in particular had a 'inviting' policy toward Marriott Elites, and now seems to be backing away from that invitation. The question that needs to be asked is: Is this a corporate move or a property decision? and, Is this common amongst the Autograph Collection properties???
Regardless of what others have to say (which is appreciated), my original post is based on my experience about 6 weeks ago. As I stated, I got the "whole nine yards", and if you combine your player's card and Marriott Plat, the comp's can be exceptional. I was treated with the utmost respect, and got "Wicked Spoon" for 2 EVERYDAY! Great stay. I linked my Marriott/Players card together, and now I am getting great emails (like purchase 2 nights, get third free, plus a show of choice AND $50 comp for miscl, per night). I will be putting great pictures on tommorow including being able to shake hands with Rod Stewart. Was awesome! Did not want to leave! Cosmopolitan Rocks!