New look Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is heavy on design
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has been a vanguard in terms of design ever since its opening in 2010. Now the famous Las Vegas strip hotel is set to overhauled this year, thrusting it once again into the spotlight of America’s playground. We check out the proposed renovation.
Las Vegas leader in design innovation
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is known for its iconic design. From the imposing verticality of its towers to the tiered guest rooms that benefit from panoramic views out over the Nevada city, the hotel has always been forward-thinking when it comes to design. The hotel has always liked to stay ahead of the curve, and Patrick Nichols, the Cosmopolitan’s senior vice president of strategy and business development, says that this is what they have in mind with the extensive revamp the hotel is set to undergo. “Las Vegas Strip hotels have occupancy in the mid-90 percent range, so the rooms are in use nearly every night. We felt the ideal time for a refresh was before it was needed,” he explained.
Renovation on a grand scale
One of the main ideas behind the large-scale refurbishment that awaits the hotel in 2018 is to create a harmony in the design of the hotel by overhauling the guestrooms to fall in line with other design features. Over the past number of years, the hotel has seen renovations in certain areas such as the The Restaurant Collection, a number of new eateries in the complex that showcase talent that is famous in other parts of the US but not in Las Vegas. A new upmarket casino was also added for the hotel’s more exclusive penthouse guests, who stay in the Boulevard, a collection of 21 premium penthouses. As part of the 2018 renovation project, an incredible 2,895 of the resort’s 3,027 guest rooms and suites will be given a complete makeover. The majority of these rooms and suites will be brought back to basics at the first stage of the redesign. Much of the existing interior design and decoration will be scrapped, but the architectural character of the rooms will remain the same. “We stripped the rooms down to concrete floors and drywall so nearly every finish is new,” says Nichols.
The new look of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be the brainchild of a unique design collaboration. The Cosmopolitan’s in-house design team will work with New York firm Virserius Studio. Therese Virserius spoke about the concept behind their treatment of the Terrace Rooms and Reception Suites, saying, “Las Vegas is a theatrical city, so we wanted to keep that mystique and drama at the Cosmopolitan in a tasteful way.” This will play out by installing dramatic canopies over the beds, interactive artworks that play with materials and textures, and a healthy dash of extravagance in the fixtures and fittings.
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