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Just released images reveal a striking lobby, tiled from floor to ceiling, where a grand iron staircase and massive 21-foot chandelier immediately catch the eye. The Cosmo describes the design of the 40,000-square-foot space as "an abandoned glass factory turned working theater."
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Described as inspired by an "Eastern European glass factory," The new Chelsea would be the true concert venue The Cosmopolitan never had. The old, original Chelsea was just a ballroom. Complaints about the quality of its events were frequent. The new Chelsea had been planned for Cosmo and its current destiny all along. Somewhere along the line, though, it never happened.
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While many players clubs detail how much money spent equals a certain reward, they will often leave their table play more ambiguous. For example, while Total Rewards specifically details that $1 spent on dining equals 1 reward credit their explanation for how to earn rewards by playing blackjack or other table games isn’t so specific.
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While many look for the lowest rate when choosing a Vegas accommodation, others splurge to ensure a suite getaway. But, if you've never been able to enjoy a high-end accommodation, or just wanted to funnel your Vegas vacation funds to other parts of your stay, you'll soon have a chance to make this one suite holiday season.
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada will give you access to five of Las Vegas' swankiest suites for just $100. Now, now, don't get too excited. We said access, not the keys! Still, if you want to see how over-the-top accommodations can get in Vegas, there's really no better way as Junior Achievement also provides complimentary shuttle service to each hotel as well as in-suite tastings and beverages at every stop along the way.
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Ever since the Liberace Museum closed, Liberace lovers have come up short when attempting to revisit their favorite entertainer's golden age in Vegas. (Michael Douglas' turn in Behind the Candelabra was entertaining; CeeLo's Loberace was a disgrace.) But now, thanks to The Cosmopolitan, the over-the-top pianist's glizty presence can be see once more.
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Ok, you don't really need to bring ice skates with you to Vegas. We are a desert, after all. But, we're also a hospitality town... and we've totally taken care of that for you!
The Venetian and Palazzo have fired up their annual holiday tree of lights and will soon host Strip-side ice skating for all to enjoy for the third year in a row. Part of the resorts' Winter in Venice festivities, ice skating (ok, not real ice but close enough) will be offered November 18 through January 5. Hours will be daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission will be $14.95 and includes a skate rental. If you're a Nevada resident or a Grazie Players Club member, you can shave five bucks off that.
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Spiegelworld, the folks who produce Absinthe, have signed up to run the anchor entertainment for Rose.Rabbit.Lie which will be called Vegas Nocturne. Here's how Spieglworld's Ross Mollison describes it:
Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we're at a cocktail party. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.
Last week, we were invited to a cocktail party at The Cosmopolitan celebrating the release of Chef Scott Conant’s new book, The Scarpetta Cookbook. Bite-sized morsels at a cocktail party aren’t always the best representation of the full-sized dish, but Scarpetta's molasses- and balsamic-glazed Slow Roasted Pork was one of the best pieces of food to hit this writer’s mouth in a while.
The party had a host of samples of signature dishes from Scarpetta, but once this writer tried the Slow Roasted Pork it was all I could eat. To say the pork was delicious would be an understatement. It was tender, but firm. It never fell apart at the touch of my fork, but it melted in my mouth. All of the flavors married perfectly and put a smile my face. I may not have the chef skills of Scott Conant, but I might have to put the new cookbook to the test for this.
How difficult could making a pork dish be with the recipe right in front of me?
We may not need to worry about finding our way back to The Cosmopolitan's hidden VIP lounge.
VegasChatter fan Trevor wrote us on Friday evening to inform us that the Identity Platinum Lounge was closed with a front desk agent terming it as "in transition." An Identity players club rep further relayed to Trevor that the entire program was in transition as well. VegasChatter reached out to The Cosmo to confirm the closure and discover more about any possible changes, but got
the hand little in response:
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It's time for another installment of Sip or Pour where we give you two great drinking spots on The Strip. We've taken you to many of our favorite hangouts, but we always have a few more up our sleeves. As usual in our Sip & Pour style, we take you through two more bars that will either please all of your senses, or let you get
drunk the party started.
For "Sip," we like to highlight great spots you can chill out at and linger a while. For a fantastic experience, we take you over to the Cosmopolitan. The entire casino screams opulence, but nothing demonstrates that better than the three-story Chandelier Bar in the center of the casino!
The massive sparkling 'chandelier' that houses the bar drops from the ceiling and makes it the focal point of the casino and where much of the action takes place, or is observed from. The bar itself is made up of three different lounges, one on every level and each with their own energy. The bottom floor is breezy and best for people-watching, but it felt a little too busy for this writer. I found my groove on the second floor which still gives you the ability to observe everything while allowing you to get a little more cemented in conversation. The top floor is an intimate space; so, if you're looking to keep things laid back, then venture back down.
It's been a while since we talked about the Identity Players Club at The Cosmopolitan's and the comps (or rather, lack of comps). This writer recently decided to step back inside with a friend who matched at platinum level to see what the Platinum Lounge was like. Turns out, knowing there was a lounge was one thing while finding it was another.
We started at the Identity desk to get replacement cards and directions. The representative looked incredulous at us both asking, "you're platinum?" Since she had just printed out our replacement cards, this (oversight?) did not appear to be a positive sign. After checking the computer, she told us it was still upstairs and to just take the elevator up, then brushed us aside for the next person in line. Suffice it to say, that behavior was unexpected, off-putting and it absolutely impacted our decision not to play while we were there. Still, we had come to check out the lounge so we were at least going to get a drink or two out and set off to find the elevator.