Amy Risley

The Cosmopolitan

with Amy Risley www.amyrisley.com
  • Where:Las Vegas

  • Why:A one night guilt trip.

  • When:March 2014

  • Who:Me & My High Roller

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Highs & Lows

  • The emphasis is less on rolling the dice and more about rolling at your own speed - whether you're there for hard partying, fine dining or extreme pampering, there's something that will reinvent the Vegas experience for everyone.

  • They're focused on art...from stacks of art books in the rooms to collaborations with the Art Production fund and hosting artists in residence, who can often be observed at work in open studios.

  • The dining experience at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. (Where else are you going to find a chocolate terrarium on the dessert menu!?) and cool-kid cabaret of Vegas Nocturne is a killer, twisted, hilarious and wildly entertaining experience that's worth the trip alone.

  • From the dining options to the retail shops and music programming, forward-thinking is a clear part of their mission. Catering to a cooler, stylish crowd makes it a great choice for the younger set who may have otherwise written Vegas off as a fun weekend getaway.

  • Spa services don't include use of the hammam, but the massage was top.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Hotel & Casino

  • Vibe

    Over the top and out of this world.

  • Location

    On the west side of the strip next to the Bellagio. (Try to get a room facing the fountain!)

  • Rooms

    2,995 - ranging from chic studios to multilevel megasuites, many with private terraces.

  • Music

    An impressive selection of popular acts come through on the regular, from Bruno Mars to Lorde to Jurassic 5.

  • Year Opened

    2010

  • Designed By

    Prophet, the Friedmutter Group, The Rockwell Group, Jeffrey Beers, Adam Tihany, and Bentel & Bentel.

  • Pool/Gym

    Gym, yes. Three pools with varying vibes that range from yacht club to night club.

  • Restaurant

    There are about 15 incredibly diverse dining experiences including three by José Andrés, a favorite being his Chinese / Mexican hybrid China Poblano. But the hidden NY style pizza joint complete with old school video games is not to be missed.

  • Bar

    There are at least six distinct bar/lounges but the award for most original goes to The Neopolitan, where hand crafted cocktails and ice cream come together for milkshakes that bring all the boys to the yard.

  • Minibar

    Yes. Well stocked with everything you need to indulge, hydrate and play.

  • Wifi

    Yes.

  • Children

    Yes, but it's much more encouraged for adults to just come and act like them.

  • Price

    Plenty of range, from reasonable to rich-diculous.

It's worth the trip to Vegas to experience this wildly entertaining spectacle of a supper club and cabaret.

ROSE. RABBIT. LIE. & Vegas Nocturne

3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

It's worth the trip to Vegas to experience this wildly entertaining spectacle of a supper club and cabaret.

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