March 23, 2011
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Yesterday, I blogged about The Home Depot Managers Meeting that my team and I recently attended in Las Vegas. Now I’d like to give you a glimpse at what we did before hand. We spent the night at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a fabulous resort, located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Opening its doors to the public last December, The Cosmopolitan is very large and very creatively decorated with spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects David Rockwell, Jeffrey Beers, Adam D.Tihany and the Friedmutter Group. The resort features a 100,000-square-foot casino, 2,995 rooms, a diverse and wonderful restaurant collection, eclectic retail boutiques, a multi-level integrated nightclub, Sahra Spa & Hammam, and so much more. Had I not been so involved with our friends from The Home Depot, I would have loved to relax a bit and take advantage of the amenities. Perhaps the next time I’m in Las Vegas!
1 This is the first level of The Chandelier, the fabulous lounge at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This three-level bar was designed by David Rockwell and features over 2 million crystals!
2 The chandelier seats 500 guests nestled among its shimmering strands.
3 You actually feel as though you are inside a crystal chandelier.
4 More detail
5 This is the view of The Chandelier from the Casino Floor at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
6 This is the funky and chic Bond Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It offers digital art installations by Leo Villareal, who combines LED lights and encoded computer programming to create illuminated displays.
7 I was very happy at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
8 And so was Patsy Pollack, our EVP of Merchandising.
9 Ditto Robin Marino, our CEO!
10 A very pink chandelier in the East Tower
11 It looks a lot like Venetian glass.
12 In the lobby of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas are eight giant columns that display amazing digital images. The columns showcase digital works by The Rockwell Lab, Digital Kitchen, and The Art Production Fund.
13 These columns were my favorite thing at the resort.
14 Looking up at the ceiling in the lobby - Everywhere you look there is something fantastic to see at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
15 The Crystals at Las Vegas City Center - a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district, featuring fashionable clubs, gourmet restaurants, retailers, and galleries.
16 There are flagship stores for Prada, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Roberto Cavalli.
There is also the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America.
17 CityCenter Las Vegas is owned by MGM Mirage and Dubai World. it is a 9.1 billion-dollar urban metropolis, consisting of hotels and condominium towers at the center of the Las Vegas Strip.
18 Obviously there is a spring-like Easter theme going on.
19 More colorful decor
20 I wanted to see the Assouline book shop at The Crystals.
21 Since 1994, Assouline Publishing has created fine illustrated books covering art, design, fashion, architecture, gastronomy, travel, and lifestyle.
22 The Assouline philosophy - all that is beautiful in the world ought to be in an Assouline book.
23 In Condé Nast Traveler's "Where Are You", you can test your travel knowledge with clues paired with stunning photographs to uncover many visually provocative, must-visit locations.
24 When we got hungry, we went to the Border Grill, the Las Vegas destination restaurant overlooking the Lazy River just off Mandalay Beach.
25 Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”, spice it up for their patrons.
26 The food was fresh, flavorful, and delicious - Patsy, Robin, me, and Sarah Fishburn - Director of Trend & Design from The Home Depot
27 I enjoyed the Poblano Quesadilla - roasted poblano peppers - manchego, panela, cotija cheeses - handmade flour tortilla - mizuna salad - salsa fresca - guacamole