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The Cosmopolitan plans to take the New Year very literally. With new owners (Blackstone Group) and a new leader (Bill McBeath) installed, the center Strip resort will continue to bring the new.
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March Madness is almost here so you know what time it is... party time!
Our annual rundown of March Madness viewing parties is here and can be found below. We'll update the list as we discover new offerings, but if you don't see the venue you're interested in right now, the best advice is simply to call them and inquire. Don't wait. The March Madness in Las Vegas Facebook group (which now boasts some 3,700 members) is already reporting parties at The Pub at Monte Carlo and Lagasse's Stadium at Venetian|Palazzo are sold out.
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements and happenings around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 19:
○Dirk Arthur will bring even more Wild Illusions to Riviera beginning February 21. That's when matinee performances of his magically cheesetastic production will be added. Look for 4 p.m. shows to take place Saturday and Sunday. Tickets begin at $40. Children must be at least five years old to attend and anyone under 15 will need to be with an adult. Call 800.634.3420 to purchase. The show also runs at 7 p.m. Saturday through Thursday.
Just when you think the exhibits at Cosmopolitan's P3 Studio couldn’t get any more out there, along comes a “meditation nightclub.” The full name of the newest P3 experience is The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub. When you think Cosmo, you probably think Marquee and a nightclub in the traditional sense, but this experience is anything but.
Lia Chavez is the artist-in-residence who has created this unusual pop-up nightclub. For this project, the painter and multi-media artist has teamed up with creative technology company rehabstudio to create a digital neurology system. Now, what exactly is that? Well, in short, it allows participants to hear and see what they’re thinking. Chavez fits one member of a group with a special headset that reads his or her EEG activity, as in the electrical activity in your brain. The other members can watch the show projected on the walls of the gallery.
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I travel to Las Vegas about four times a year, and I've stayed at many different casino resorts up and down the Strip. Lately, I've really been digging the Cosmopolitan, so much that I've stayed there three times in the last seven months.
Like most Vegas casino resorts, the Cosmopolitan has multiple room classes, and I've booked three of them. I've stayed in the resort's two smaller rooms that have terraces, the Terrace Studio and the Terrace One Bedroom, and I've experienced the first level of its premium rooms, the Terrace Suite. (Thanks to my awesome casino host KJ for that one!) I have not yet stayed in their room without a terrace, the City Room, or in any of their larger suites. When I look at a casino hotel websites, I often can't tell what's really different about the different room classes so I thought I would compare these three levels to help you decide which room to select if you decide to stay.
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Thanks for joining us on the last day of the fifth annual VegasChatter Awards.
While all of our awards are based on our personal experiences, we would be nothing without all the Vegas visitors, lovers and locals who send us tips, share personal stories, dish on gossip, ask us questions, and most of all, who comment -- whether they agree with us or not. You always keep us entertained and on our toes and we hope it's a two-way street. Keep it up in 2015!
No matter where you stay, what you do or who you see, we wanna know how you spent your time in Vegas. Here's how to fill us in:
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It's time for the fifth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we continue bringing you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2014 -- the good, the bad and the mind-boggling.
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The VegasChatter inbox has been on fire of late with lots of rumors, both on Strip and off. We decided to round them up and dispel or confirm what we could. Here's what's being buzzed about around town:
Subject: The Cosmo
Rumor: With the sale of The Cosmopolitan to Blackstone, its official alignment with Hilton is just a matter of time. (Blackstone already counted Hilton within its portfolio.) The question has been how it will be affiliated with Hilton. Now, a VegasChatter tipster thinks it might be placed in the CONRAD category after noticing a Las Vegas location listed for the brand, which touts "smart luxury," on an internal (read: employee only) site.
Truth: The validity of this rumor is yet to be seen. The public website for CONRAD does not make mention of a Las Vegas location. You can review Hilton's brand hierarchy here and make your own guess as to where Cosmo might fall.
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Believe it or not 2014 was a big year for casinos in Las Vegas. The big year wasn’t caused by the pomp and circumstance of a big casino opening. There was one casino opening but the makeover of Sahara to SLS Las Vegas was much more subdued than when a building is built and people can walk into it for the first time ever.
It feels like just yesterday SLS Las Vegas opened its doors. Our first impressions were positive and they remain that way despite the chaos that's followed. Shortly after opening in August, SLS cut back the hours of its buffet and Foxtail nightclub. Then, staff cutbacks took place, the buffet closed completely, and President and Cheif Operating Officer, Rob Oseland, abruptly left and was replaced with Scott Kreeger.
When you’re hungover and exhausted the last place you may want to be is trapped in a real-life snow globe with a bunch of other hungover, likely unshowered people… but, when in Vegas! They don’t call January 1 National Hangover Day for nothing. After you’ve finally gotten all the confetti out of your hair (and possibly found your missing shoe), it could be time to crash but this is Vegas and our best hangover cure is to keep on drinking.
Snow Globe Dayclub Dome at The Cosmopolitan has a good solution for those not ready to call it quits on New Year’s Day. For $20 for men and $10 for ladies, guests can enjoy a complimentary brunch and champagne open bar in the Marquee main room from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. then dance to the sounds of Carnage (sounds perfect for right after NYE!) and Cash Cash. It won’t cost you any cash cash, ahem, to attend if you purchased tickets to the New Year’s Eve festivities at Marquee or its sister clubs, TAO and LAVO. That’s right, free NYE after, afterparty.
This may be one of the slowest weeks of the year for Vegas, but gaming news was fast and furious. Here's a recap of the biggest headlines:
○The sale of The Cosmopolitan may become official as soon as today. The Nevada Gaming Commission blessed the deal yesterday. Blackstone Group is purchasing the center Strip property from Deutsche for $1.73 billion. (Vegas Inc.)