The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Ahead of the Curve for Today's Meetings and Events


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has always felt rather ahead of the curve: Sophisticatedly high-tech and strikingly stylized, it’s been future minded from the first day it opened its doors. The result: “The energy of The Cosmopolitan brand is one-of-a-kind,” says Csilla Kittlinger, senior account executive. “It is an appealing feature for exhibitors and sponsors who are looking to align their programs with us.”

More than ever, that energy is a resource well worth tapping. “As businesses evaluate their future in hosting meetings, they are looking to jump start audience and member engagement in a safe way,” she continues. “In-person events with a partner like The Cosmopolitan will play a critical role in that.” 



The Digital Do-It-Aller

Rose, The Cosmopolitan’s cutting-edge concierge, has been catering to today’s changed times before times even changed. Rose is quick, clever and contact-free: a sassy smart-bot that can be summoned from every attendee’s smart phone (even before they arrive on property). 

Rose can do so many things: Make restaurant reservations, arrange for a late check-out, or see that extra toothpaste and towels get delivered to a room. She can even lead a tour of The Cosmopolitan’s amazingly curated art collection.

There’s no need for in-person interactions with Rose at the ready: Her service is safe, seamless—and perfectly suited to the now. 

Eyes Wide Open
The Cosmopolitan’s art collection—of which Rose is quite the expert—is something of a secret sauce for meetings, serving to kindle creative thought amongst attendees from the moment they set foot inside the hotel: Right inside the lobby is an awe-inspiring digital art installation spanning eight 15-foot columns and an entire wall backing the reception desk.

During the rest of their stay, they’ll stumble upon hundreds of contemporary works from both established and on-the-up artists in the form of murals, mixed media pieces, sculptures, paintings, and more. And should they want more: There’s a special “Art” channel accessible on their guest room tvs that has good viewings and, thanks to the ambient music that accompanies them, good vibes, too.

In the Great Room

Present times call for changes in protocol—and that may mean asking attendees to teleconference in for some of the business sessions on the agenda. Planners will have no reservations asking them to do it after they see the chic guest quarters at The Cosmopolitan, which feel almost custom-built for today’s WFH (Working from… Here) culture.

Not only are they larger than Las Vegas’ average overnight abodes, but The Cosmopolitan’s guest rooms also have dedicated seating areas that can double as comfortable private workspaces. Most rooms on property have their own terraces, too. No room at The Cosmopolitan is “standard”, per se—but upgrade options abound, including the two-story Lanai Suites, which have a sophisticated seaside feel and even come with private outdoor plunge pools.

The Mood for Meetings
Meeting space at The Cosmopolitan feels downright dapper: elegant and up-to-the-minute in design, and just right for sparking smart and sophisticated business discussion. But there’s something more to this 240,000 square feet that lends itself to meetings program polish and productivity: It is stacked and situated vertically, spread throughout three separate floors. That means groups occupying each can completely and totally self-contain, whether they’re making use of the conference center-style second floor or the fourth, which has three ballrooms. Everything is accessible from the same elevator bank that attendees use to get back and forth to their guest rooms—bringing not only ease of access but also eliminating the need to ever traverse through the hotel lobby on a busy meetings day.

Space and Style

When it is time for groups to get together, The Cosmopolitan’s special event venues will make attendees feel as though they’ve been whisked away to new whereabouts. That’s especially true at The Chelsea, a bi-level venue on property that is one of Las Vegas’ most avante-garde and adaptable spaces: Its “abandoned glass factory–meets–theater space” design is industrial and glamorous all at once—conjuring up the same vogueish vibes as Paris’ Olympia, London’s Apollo and Prague’s Estate Theaters. 

In so many ways, this is a planner’s dream space: The Chelsea is not only on trend, but also completely transformable, tech-forward and turn-key. Plus, with 40,000 square feet of space, it affords plenty of space for groups to socialize safely, even while paying mind to social distancing guidelines.

Socializing isn’t all that The Chelsea works well for—but with built-in bars and loungy seating, it does stage modish meet-and-greets with near perfection. It also accommodates sporting events with aplomb, and—with features like private opera boxes—The Chelsea is an ultra-cool space for keynote speeches, presentations, and award programs, too.


What's New? Some Group Offerings
Tequila Tasting at Ghost Donkey or China Poblano: During this one hour private experience, up to 27 guests will learn the nuances of tequila and mezcal from an expert mixologist. Paired with small bites, including Ghost Donkey’s decadent truffle nachos, this intimate event will leave a lasting impression. 
Dumpling and Taco Making Class at China Poblano: Guests can get behind the counter at China Poblano and learn how to properly make the restaurant’s famed dumplings and tacos from building a homemade torilla to creating the most delicious fillings. After testing their skills, guests will enjoy a sampling of tacos and dumplings made by the pros at China Poblano. 
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken Tasting: For the ultra-adventurous group, this tasting will offer samples of Hattie B’s famous Nashville hot chicken, in a range of spice levels from Southern to Shut the Cluck Up, for the daredevils of the group. Hattie B’s hothicken is paired with splits of champagne for a refreshing “birds and bubbles” experience.
Paella Making Class at Jaleo: Roll up your sleeves for a hands-on, interactive paella cooking demonstration with Jaleo’s head chef. Select one of their delicious paellas to be enjoyed by the group, followed by dinner.
Donut Decorating at District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.: Guests start with a rich donut of their choosing and create their own sweet treat with the help of the experts at District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. Create one of the shop’s signature creations, such as Chocolate Blackout, or curate a one-of-a-kind creation with an unlimited array of frosting and toppings.
Private Fitness Class: Try out unique group fitness offerings exclusively offered at The Chelsea Tower gym with a private instructor. Classes include Sweat60, a bootcamp-style high-intensity interval training session involving boxing, plyometrics, strength training and core stability exercises or stretch and tone with Yoga:Blend, combining elements from multiple disciplines of yoga. Guests will flow between passive and active stretching to provide a full body workout. Both classes are suitable at any stage of fitness accumen.

A Little Luster
Want everyone in a group to feel very VIP? Book a gathering at The Chandelier 1.5, a private and exclusive lounge space within The Chandelier Bar at large. In its architectural bravura and effervescent ambiance, this private and exclusive space is, simply, awe-inducing: 1.5 is enclosed by iridescent beaded curtains and seemingly suspended in mid air.

The cocktails created by The Chandelier’s mixologists, including a gorgeous color-changing libation inspired by the Alice in Wonderland tale, are not only worthy of such special surrounds—but also make for magical toasts amongst colleagues. Want to spoil attendees even more? Arrange for a group lesson on how they can create those signature cocktails at home, or stock a bar that beckons experimentation on their own.

Very VIP
Small group gatherings are safe and swanky in The Cosmopolitan’s chic and cozy reception suites. They have everything executive teams could possibly need to stay awhile and seize the business day: a full-size boardroom table, private bathroom, and kitchen to support both snacking and catering activity. These 1,050-square-foot spaces also easily accommodate easy-going evening chats with a large, casual seating area and wine cooler, too. Should anyone in the group need a place to take a rest after a red-eye, there’s also a full-sized Murphy bed conveniently incorporated into the design.

Something to Savor
Here’s a challenge: Find a hotel whose on-site culinary collection is more conceptually driven than that of The Cosmopolitan. Every single F&B outlet here, from those designed for quick grab-and-go to the dazzling restaurants of superstar chefs like David Chang and Jose Andres, has been curated to create an epic on-site epicurean experience.

Private group bookings that feed mouths and minds alike can be had at almost all of them, including a few that will take attendees by surprise. To get to the exquisite dining haven that is Beauty & Essex, they must find the hidden entrance behind a beguiling pawn shop storefront. Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails is a throwback to Prohibition-era polish that somehow still feels at the forefront of style. And in its spontaneous delivery of live entertainment, Rose.Rabbit.Lie. is a restaurant that almost defies description.

Even “customary” catering is hardly conventional at The Cosmopolitan: This is F&B service that is current, creative—and completely customizable. Breakfast could include coconut chia parfaits or chorizo tostadas; lunch buffets can go Italiano in style or over to the islands with Hawaiian “Huli Huli” style smoked chicken and Lilikoi Tarts; and receptions can take on trends and travel the world, perhaps by way of an entire menu inspired by the best “street fare” all over the globe.

The icing on the cake? Catering at The Cosmo is also conscientious—“green” and “eco-minded” at its core—and charitable, too, with all excess eats donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

How Refreshing
The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool area is one of the city’s choice “places to be” with its chic cabanas, chill vibes, and sprawling water oasis in which to cool off. But beyond filling attendees’ free time with fresh air and festivity, this stylish spot is also an amazing and effervescent event space. There are two full levels and multiple tiers that can accommodate all kinds of get-togethers, from private music performances to mesmerizing meet-and-greets—all of which benefit from the space’s at-ease atmosphere and uninterrupted views of Las Vegas Boulevard. 

Self Service
It’s as important as ever that attendees invest in themselves, and at the Cosmopolitan it’s hard to resist the enticement. The scene will come together differently for all attendees—and that’s just the point. One group member may define indulgence as an endorphin high, courtesy of a Sweat60 boot camp class at the sleek on-site fitness center; while another takes a seat at Drybar for a blow-out that makes her feel fresh and fab. Another attendee will book a skin care treatment at the Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam and come out glowing; and yet another will cozy up at the end of the day and call for Crème Brulee to be sent directly to the room.