The Cosmopolitan Casino is owned by the Blackstone Group and opened as recently as December 2010. At over 600 feet tall, it is one of the most striking landmarks in Las Vegas. It is made up of two high towers – the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower. Renowned as a top class gaming destination for international and local tourists, it is also famous for the giant chandelier that hangs over the bar on the first floor. (3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States)
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Location and parking
The Cosmopolitan is on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard, just south of the famous Bellagio casino, and opposite Planet Hollywood. It provides a good valet and self-parking service, and there are discounts for members of their Identity Rewards program.
You would expect a well-known casino like the Cosmopolitan to offer a wide selection of games and they don’t disappoint. There are roughly 1,300 slots machines in the slots section of the casino floor, including some of the latest video slots titles. The games included popular branded titles such as The Goonies, and Anchorman, to classic reel-spinners.
In the main section of the casino is the Instant Rich Zone. This is an interesting player-friendly option that offers players the chance to spin a bonus wheel and earn up to $500 in Identity Rewards Play every time they earn 1,000 points on the slots.
Most of the slots games at the Cosmopolitan have limits between $0.01 and $500, so there is something for every bankroll. For those who want to wager a little more there is the High Limits Slots Lounge. This features 65 games which enable bets of $1,000 or more per spin, and Identify Rewards members will be able to enjoy some of the best perks in Las Vegas.
The Cosmopolitan also looks after table game enthusiasts well with all the familiar titles. Including Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette, along with more specialist games. These can be Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em, with tables that offer bets from $10 to $10,000. Whatever your favourite game, you will surely find it on the 110,000 square foot casino floor at the Cosmopolitan.
There is an impressive total of 3,027 hotel rooms at the Cosmopolitan. One pleasing feature of the hotel accommodation is that most rooms have a private terrace. These terraces are a welcome feature, as they offer the chance to get some fresh air without having to leave your room. They also provide stunning views across the city.
As you would expect, the hotel offers a variety of room types that range from the City Room ad City Study to the Executive Suite and the Penthouse in the Chelsea Tower.
Leisure and Entertainment
The Cosmopolitan is typical of the modern casino complex, as it provides many of the activities you would associate with a tourist resort. For example, the Sahra Spa and Hammam attached to the venue offers a range of spa services designed to soothe, restore and refresh body and mind, including a steam room, skin car and massages. There are also fitness centers in both towers, which include gym equipment and tennis courts.
If you want to relax and take in a little culture in the evening, you can head to the Chelsea Theatre at The Cosmopolitan. This is a two-level theatre of more than 40,000 feet that hosts concerts and is equipped with a bar, VIP opera boxes, and a grand staircase. The Marquee Dayclub and pool, and the Marquee Nightclub also give you the chance to let your hair down.
A long day of gaming can leave you hungry and the Cosmopolitan provides an impressive 18 restaurants and dining outlets. Catering for every budget, including The Henry, in the Boulevard Tower, which is open 24/7 and provides a wide selection of dishes. There is also a Starbucks and a juice bar called The Juice Standard that also serves food.
The Cosmopolitan may not be able to boast the highest number of games in Las Vegas, but it still compares well with most of its rivals. South African visitors will be impressed by the range of available options. The High Stakes Slots room is one of the best in the city, and with ample accommodation, a tempting array of dining options and a vibrant night life, this venue rates as one of the best all-round casino complexes in the U.S.