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Travel to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: The Strip’s Hottest Casino

The Cosmopolitan is unlike any other Vegas casino, and boldly stands out against its competitors on the Strip. With provocative “right kind of wrong” and “be strange but not a stranger” slogans, they’ve done remarkably well at targeting the right audience. The guests here tend to lean more on the younger, more social side, and can best be described as wandering millennials who are in Vegas this weekend, Cancun the next. And it’s no wonder.

The Cosmo, as fans refer to it, is the place to be and be seen in Vegas. If you only have a weekend to be in Vegas, this is the place you can park to get the most out of your stay. Every outlet this casino has to offer, from gaming and world-class dining to entertainment, can very well stand on its own. But combined, it creates a powerhouse resort that keeps guests coming back for more. 

Resort

From the moment you step foot into this modern luxury casino, you’re instantly greeted by the stylish, contemporary décor. Hues of purple are everywhere you look, with fanciful chandeliers lighting up the ceiling. The lobby has video art columns that are on an ever-changing loop, making you feel like you’re in a different room. There’s also a handy VIP room in the registration area that’s helpful when the lines are long to check in.

The rooms here are some of the biggest on the strip. The reason? The hotel originally planned to have a lot more condos. That means that without ever upgrading to a suite, hotel guests get to enjoy bigger and better rooms, and get more bang for their buck. If you do decide to get a suite here, you’ll be treated to one of the sweetest views on the Strip. The Cosmo is nestled on the most desirable part of the Strip, conveniently situated in the heart of City Center, right next to the Bellagio. 

Casino

At the Cosmo’s comfortably sized casino, the latest in technology meets the familiar games players have grown to love. There are approximately 1,300 slot machines to choose from, with denominations ranging from $0.01 – $500. You’ll experience playing classic Las Vegas games with a touch of luxury. These games include blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat. Other fun variations include Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em and more.

There are fun casino events that go on throughout the year, such as slot tournaments, giveaways and other exclusive experiences. No matter what level you play, there’s something right for you at the Cosmo. Learn more about how the property’s casino floor and games check out by reading this in-depth review of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Food & Drink Scene

Speaking of the Cosmo’s casino floor, it was originally planned to be on its larger, second floor. It ended up being on the first floor, and since the casino area is smaller than almost any other resort that has this many rooms (3,027 rooms, to be exact), great focus had to be put on other areas to help the resort’s bottom line. Thanks to this, the Cosmopolitan has been offering some of Vegas’ finest cuisine options since its inception.

It helped reinvent the traditional Las Vegas buffet concept into something more gourmet, with Wicked Spoon, their all-you-can-eat three meal a day eatery. And they offer cuisines from all over the world, ranging from elegant dining to more casual, quick-grab favorites. Zuma serves modern Japanese cuisine and award-winning cocktails. STK is their steakhouse that offers a sexy, dining atmosphere and an inspired menu. É by José Andrés serves up a more intimate dining experience, serving avant-garde Spanish dishes in a private room.

Eggslut serves quick, tasty all-day breakfast, but a word of caution, the lines can get long here. Nashville-based Hattie B’s Hot Chicken also recently made their debut at Block 16, Cosmo’s urban food hall. And this is just to name a few. In total, the Cosmopolitan has over 20 different restaurants.

Looking to have a cocktail at one of the swankiest places in the entire city? Head over to Cosmo’s signature Chandelier Bar. It spans three levels in the middle of the lobby atrium and is the recognizable backdrop you see in a lot of your friend’s Vegas trip photos on Facebook. It’s practically the statement décor piece for the entire resort. For a fiesta-like experience, grab a cocktail at Ghost Donkey, Cosmo’s alluring mezcal & tequila bar that hails from New York City.

Entertainment

Cosmo, hands down, offers the best entertainment on the entire Las Vegas Strip. From the wildly popular Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, one of the nation’s top grossing nightclubs, to the Chelsea, Cosmo’s quaint and unique concert venue that hosts the industry’s hottest music and comedy acts, as well as sports events. Inspired by social clubs of the past, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is Cosmo’s modern supper club, serving reinvented American classics alongside live music and entertainment. If you’re feeling frisky, catch OPIUM, the adults-only show from Spiegelworld, the creators of Absinthe.