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Blending glamour and modern luxury, The Cosmopolitan is, without a doubt, the most chic and stylish resort on the Strip. It boasts a guest experience that interlaces ultra comfortable accommodations with trendsetting restaurants and shops, hot music and nightspots, striking visual art and cool technology.Making its fashionable debut at the end of 2010, the 2,995-room, über-classy property, which sits on the corner of Harmon Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, is likely to be the last major casino resort to open on the Strip for the foreseeable future. Consisting of two elegant New York-style towers, its architecture provides a refreshing change from the city's many themed resortsWith eight dynamic columns wrapped in mirrors and video screens, the lobby even doubles as a trendy ultra lounge -- and the Vesper Bar, named for the fictional martini loved by secret agent James Bond, is just steps away. Once you enter The Cosmopolitan's vibrant world, you can gamble, shop, wine and dine, be entertained or simply relax – whatever you envision for your perfect vacation.Of course, the most important thing to hipsters is the nightlife -- and it's here in spades. Set beneath a stunning curtain of crystal beads, The Chandelier is the centerpiece featuring three stories of unique bar environments: a classic cocktail nook on top, a lounge setting in the middle and a high-energy social scene at the bottom.In addition, partiers will adore Marquee Nightclub, where DJs are always pumping today's top sounds. Surrounded by four-story LED screens, the dance floor will wow you. Plus, during the spring and summer months, guests can enjoy the Marquee Dayclub experience, which is filled with poolside debauchery. The Cosmopolitan also has a social club called Rose.Rabbit.Lie., which is part restaurant, part bar and part club. Gourmands are sure to savor the diverse dining opportunities helmed by culinary stars from around the world. Signature restaurants include STK, a flirty take on a steakhouse by chef Stephen Hopcraft, and Scarpetta, which serves a regional Italian menu evoking the simplicity of "cucina rustica" (a rustic kitchen) by chef Scott Conant. Eateries like Jaleo by food mastermind José Andrés and the Mediterranean-themed Estiatorio Milos by restaurateur Costas Spiliadis are changing the face of fine dining in Las Vegas. Plus, chef David Myers' modern French brasserie Comme Ça is très bien!On the casual end, several restaurants at The Cosmopolitan dish out simpler cuisine -- prepared with the freshest ingredients. Holsteins knows how to grill up great burgers, and the Wicked Spoon brunch/buffet specializes in a variety of American comfort foods. There's even a secret pizza window where you can grab a New York-style slice and a Coke on the run.In the evenings the resort plays host to some of the world’s top musicians. A stellar entertainment lineup can be found taking the stage inside The Chelsea (like Grammy Award-winning recording artist Bruno Mars, who will perform for select dates through August 2014) or outside by the Boulevard Pool. Performances are often broadcast live to passersby on The Cosmopolitan's 65-foot-tall LED-display marquee. The funky lounges Book & Stage and Bond regularly host free concerts or live DJs as well.There is a collection of stores at The Cosmopolitan that create an urban boutique shopping experience. From AllSaints Spitalfields and Stitched to the CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, you'll discover an array of exclusive apparel and other merchandise for men and women. And stop by P3 Studio, a glass-walled space that features contemporary artists from around the world who create interactive artwork as part of a residency programThe guest rooms at The Cosmopolitan offer unparalleled comfort, breathtaking views from oversized private terraces and thoughtful amenities, like a kitchenette with a microwave and a Sub-Zero minibar stocked with unexpected treats.The high-rise hotel also features an expansive casino, the mystical Sahra Spa & Hammam and a progressive arts program.With plenty of chances for fun and relaxation, as well as for indulging your palate, being pampered, partying and spotting stars, The Cosmopolitan is the place to be in Las Vegas.-- By Renée LiButti
 
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5 / 5
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Customer service 
5 / 5
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
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Room Quality 
4 / 5
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Casino 
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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fromAustin, TX
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Yes, I recommend this product.
Sweet!
PostedJuly 1, 2013
This was my 5th trip to Vegas and the 5th different hotel I have stayed at. I booked with Vegas.com and got a great deal. The room was super sized, clean, stocked and beautiful. I would recommend the wrap around terrace for the best views. The ac could have been a little colder but it was also 115 outside. The hotel itself and the staff were outstanding. I did not meet any rude people and the ambiance was beautiful. The casino could have used more exciting slots like Superman. The ambiance in the casino was a little slow. I did leave on Friday and the most hopping night was Thursday. I partied till 4 am. I would recommend this place to anyone. My only concern was the shop/restaurant area. All of the shops and restaurants were pricey. I expected this everywhere but some reguar places would have been nice.
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With an aura of minimalism, Aria stands tall as a hip resort in the heart of both the Las Vegas Strip and the incredible CityCenter urban complex. Sophisticated and chic, it sports a design that spans modern architecture, but also is environmentally thoughtful. In fact, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's Gold certification to Aria’s hotel tower, convention center and theater.Embodying the excitement of the Entertainment Capital of the World, the resort is packed with hot hangouts -- so many that you'll have trouble deciding where to go first. The colossal Haze Nightclub is among the city's top nightspots. A 25,000-square-foot facility, it boasts plush décor elements complemented by a high-tech atmosphere (imagine state-of-the-art sound and interactive projection screens). The Deuce Lounge, on the other hand, has a more intimate setting being tucked off the casino floor. In addition to providing high-stakes gaming tables, you'll discover a rich, refined ambiance akin to an old English club here. And, like chilled-out cousins, Lift Bar and View Bar all offer wonderfully crafted cocktails and contemporary furnishings -- but with a laid-back vibe.Cirque du Soleil is presenting its production "Zarkana" at Aria. The modern acrobatic spectacular follows Zark in a quest to regain his powers -- and the love of his life -- in an abandoned theater, where he meets a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats.  Several celebrity chefs have come to Aria to open restaurants that serve creative, mouth-watering cuisine. Designed by chef Masa Takayama, Bar Masa has an interior inspired by natural elements. It remarkably transforms an industrial, airy space into a serene dining experience. Of course, the modern Japanese delicacies on the menu are unforgettable as well. Chef Takayama also recently debuted his intimate teppan dining experience in there called Tetsu. In Jean Georges Steakhouse, by award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, meat is king and seafood is queen. From the perfectly prepared steaks to the lobster bisque, your taste buds will be crying out with joy and admiration. The small plates at Julian Serrano, the artisanal meats at Sage from chef Shawn McClain and the Tuscan-style selections at Sirio Ristorante by chefs Sirio and Mario Maccioni round out the extraordinary collection of gourmet venues in Aria.Chef Michael Mina will unveil Bardot Brasserie in winter 2014. The restaurant will pay homage to the café culture of Ernest Hemingway's Paris and feature a roving shellfish cart along with items like roasted bone marrow with bacon marmalade, foie gras en croute and steak frites.For a casual bite, guests can head to Aria Café, which has tranquil surroundings created from hundreds of stacked stones set in frosted glass. Chef Shawn McClain is at the helm of the laid-back FIVE50 Pizza Bar (the name is inspired by the temperature at which the pizza is cooked). With a contemporary setting, The Buffet at Aria is sure to please the eyes and taste buds. Masterfully prepared sweets -- including decadent chocolate molded into every form imaginable -- are available at the Jean Philippe Pâtisserie. Open during the warmer months, Aria has three pools spread across a 215,000-square-foot deck laden with palm trees and lush landscaping. Guests can also sunbathe in a party-like ambiance at the Liquid Pool Lounge. Along with great music spun by DJs and luxurious private cabanas and daybeds, you can indulge in refreshing cocktails from multiple bars and a mouth-watering menu from chef Brian Massie.Also during the day, pampering from head to toe can be found at The Spa & Salon. The 80,000-square-foot complex stretches between two levels and includes meditation and relaxation rooms, eucalyptus steam rooms, redwood saunas, a deluxe fitness room and a group exercise studio. Velvety facials, therapeutic massages and hydrotherapy treatments are among the services provided.Guests who want to do some shopping can check out a collection of specialty boutiques at Aria. Terrene carries one-of-a-kind designer apparel and jewelry for women, while men can get outfitted at Aria Men's store. Also stop by Radiance (an art gallery), Papillon (an accessories store) and Elements (a design and sundries shop).If you're interested in placing some bets, Aria's casino boasts a unique layout, one that is spacious yet features discrete pockets of action -- like several small high-limit gaming areas. There is a fine sports book with 90 video screens ranging in size from 32 to 103 inches. The elegant poker room, framed by sculptures of playing cards, is one of the best in the city. Located near the entrance to access the tram (which is free and runs between Aria/Monte Carlo, Crystals and Bellagio), there are 24 tables that provide a full range of games -- from seven card stud to Pot Limit Omaha. It also boasts the exclusive one-table "Ivey Room," named in honor of seven-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Ivey.The design excellence at Aria is embraced in the resort's 4,572 lavish rooms and suites. Natural light streams in through floor-to-ceiling windows. The décor makes use of dramatic colors, expressive artwork and materials that convey relaxation. As part of the high-tech amenities, guests are able to personalize their preferences for the curtains, lights and more by simply touching a menu on the TV screen. Among the standard amenities are custom mattresses, plush robes, a 42-inch LCD television, an in-room safe, a dual vanity and a separate shower and soaking tub.Aria's fine art collection, which features a mix of prominent and up-and-coming artists, is among the most extensive around. Pieces have been integrated throughout indoor and outdoor public spaces on the property. In the lobby, you'll catch sight of "Silver River" by New York-based artist Maya Lin. The 84-foot sculpture of the Colorado River was made from 100 percent reclaimed silver. Also visible through windows in the lobby is a well-known sculpture by Henry Moore situated in the park between Aria and Crystals at CityCenter. Made from Italian travertine marble, "Reclining Connected Forms" depicts a baby wrapped in its mother's arms. And, at the south entrance by the stairs to the self-parking garage, sit three striking stainless steel sculptures -- "Bolt," "Bent of Mind" and "Untitled/Tall Column" -- by British-born artist Tony Cragg.Lovely to look at from every angle and filled with unexpected delights, Aria's sophisticated style is sure to wow you -- as will its exquisite dining and relaxation opportunities. Plus, the personalized, high-tech touch service guarantees you'll have an exceptional stay during your Las Vegas visit.-- By Renée LiButti
 

Which rooms have a view of the strip?

The East tower is closer to the strip. I stayed in the West tower on the strip side. I had a great view of the Bellagio fountains. There are no bad views. However, you can ask for something facing the strip.
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StephenT
Austin, TX
 
Blending glamour and modern luxury, The Cosmopolitan is, without a doubt, the most chic and stylish resort on the Strip. It boasts a guest experience that interlaces ultra comfortable accommodations with trendsetting restaurants and shops, hot music and nightspots, striking visual art and cool technology.Making its fashionable debut at the end of 2010, the 2,995-room, über-classy property, which sits on the corner of Harmon Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, is likely to be the last major casino resort to open on the Strip for the foreseeable future. Consisting of two elegant New York-style towers, its architecture provides a refreshing change from the city's many themed resortsWith eight dynamic columns wrapped in mirrors and video screens, the lobby even doubles as a trendy ultra lounge -- and the Vesper Bar, named for the fictional martini loved by secret agent James Bond, is just steps away. Once you enter The Cosmopolitan's vibrant world, you can gamble, shop, wine and dine, be entertained or simply relax – whatever you envision for your perfect vacation.Of course, the most important thing to hipsters is the nightlife -- and it's here in spades. Set beneath a stunning curtain of crystal beads, The Chandelier is the centerpiece featuring three stories of unique bar environments: a classic cocktail nook on top, a lounge setting in the middle and a high-energy social scene at the bottom.In addition, partiers will adore Marquee Nightclub, where DJs are always pumping today's top sounds. Surrounded by four-story LED screens, the dance floor will wow you. Plus, during the spring and summer months, guests can enjoy the Marquee Dayclub experience, which is filled with poolside debauchery. The Cosmopolitan also has a social club called Rose.Rabbit.Lie., which is part restaurant, part bar and part club. Gourmands are sure to savor the diverse dining opportunities helmed by culinary stars from around the world. Signature restaurants include STK, a flirty take on a steakhouse by chef Stephen Hopcraft, and Scarpetta, which serves a regional Italian menu evoking the simplicity of "cucina rustica" (a rustic kitchen) by chef Scott Conant. Eateries like Jaleo by food mastermind José Andrés and the Mediterranean-themed Estiatorio Milos by restaurateur Costas Spiliadis are changing the face of fine dining in Las Vegas. Plus, chef David Myers' modern French brasserie Comme Ça is très bien!On the casual end, several restaurants at The Cosmopolitan dish out simpler cuisine -- prepared with the freshest ingredients. Holsteins knows how to grill up great burgers, and the Wicked Spoon brunch/buffet specializes in a variety of American comfort foods. There's even a secret pizza window where you can grab a New York-style slice and a Coke on the run.In the evenings the resort plays host to some of the world’s top musicians. A stellar entertainment lineup can be found taking the stage inside The Chelsea (like Grammy Award-winning recording artist Bruno Mars, who will perform for select dates through August 2014) or outside by the Boulevard Pool. Performances are often broadcast live to passersby on The Cosmopolitan's 65-foot-tall LED-display marquee. The funky lounges Book & Stage and Bond regularly host free concerts or live DJs as well.There is a collection of stores at The Cosmopolitan that create an urban boutique shopping experience. From AllSaints Spitalfields and Stitched to the CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, you'll discover an array of exclusive apparel and other merchandise for men and women. And stop by P3 Studio, a glass-walled space that features contemporary artists from around the world who create interactive artwork as part of a residency programThe guest rooms at The Cosmopolitan offer unparalleled comfort, breathtaking views from oversized private terraces and thoughtful amenities, like a kitchenette with a microwave and a Sub-Zero minibar stocked with unexpected treats.The high-rise hotel also features an expansive casino, the mystical Sahra Spa & Hammam and a progressive arts program.With plenty of chances for fun and relaxation, as well as for indulging your palate, being pampered, partying and spotting stars, The Cosmopolitan is the place to be in Las Vegas.-- By Renée LiButti
 

Is car parking available

Yes. The valet was quick, easy, and polite.
1 year ago
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StephenT
Austin, TX