The Cosmopolitan Hotel - Las Vegas - A Design Explosion
We recently had the pleasure of travelling down to Vegas, and staying at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The "Cosmo" only recently opened in December 2010, and is situated right smack dab on the main strip, next door to the Bellagio. Yes, the service was wonderful, yes, the restaurant food was delicious, and yes, the location was perfect. However, for me, as a designer, the real highlight of this hotel was the interior design. The Rockwell Group was hired to create a sexy, cool, retro interior, reminiscent of somewhere James Bond might want to hang out at. It's no coincidence that there is the Vesper Bar, named after a preferred Bond cocktail, and also the Bond Bar. The theme of glass, crystal and ice was everywhere. Of course, the crowning glory is the Chandelier Bar. This "chandelier" is located in the centre of the lobby, and spans three floors vertically. You can actually sit right inside this giant chandelier and order a cocktail.
The hotel is very mod, retro, high tech and elegant all at the same time. Our hotel room actually felt like a city apartment, with a comfortable sectional, perfect for entertaining our friends, and a vibrant colour scheme of blues, golds and reds, all primary colours, mixed in with glass, shiny mosaics and silver.
The only unusual thing about our hotel room was the bathroom. Don't get me wrong, it was gorgeous, but there was a window cut out of the wall between the bathroom and the main room. Anyone washing their hands can be seen through the cutout. Not a big deal, since the toilet was encased in a water closet. However, my friend is an early riser, and would shower at 6am! A cut out in the wall really didn't help deaden the sound of the shower beating down and waking me up.
If you're travelling down to Vegas, and need a place to stay, I would highly recommend the Cosmopolitan Hotel. It's a sensory explosion, a feast for the eyes, with great restaurants, bars, and signature cocktails. And remember, tell them Weatherley, Sally Weatherley sent you!