The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is updating the guestrooms across both the Boulevard and The Chelsea Towers. The project, which kicks off this summer under the auspices of New York-based Virserius Studio, is expected to wrap up in 2018 with 2,895 of the resort’s 3,027 guestrooms remodeled.
Choosing the team to recreate the rooms was a process that took more than 18 months. An initial list of 20 designers was engaged to bid on the project, from which eight were selected to present in Las Vegas. From there, four design firms, in addition to The Cosmopolitan’s internal design team, were chosen to construct model rooms on property. The Cosmopolitan solicited feedback from more than 400 employees who toured the accommodations as well as frequent-staying guests, ranging from business to leisure travelers. The collected response played an integral role in determining which designs were selected, leading to interiors inspired by both The Cosmopolitan’s in-house design team alongside Virserius Studio.
The New Rooms
Standout features of the updated guestrooms include modern artwork paired with clean textiles, statement wall coverings, textured carpeting, improved lighting and updated technology.
The Terrace rooms (Terrace Studio, Terrace One Bedroom, Terrace Suite) and Reception Suites, with design influence from Virserius Studio, have interiors with jewel tones, gold touches and handcrafted patterns. Notable elements include a custom damask wall covering that doubles as a canopy over the beds and a collection of internationally sourced artwork.
"The vision for this premium room collection at The Cosmopolitan was one of bold design and bright accents to complement the overall contemporary aesthetic," said Therese Virserius, Founder of Virserius Studio. "Virserius Studio collaborated with The Cosmopolitan to ensure the utmost premium deliverables for guests, with a strong emphasis on luxurious comfort. Coupled with curated art pieces and statement-making detailing, this project honored the modern spirit of The Cosmopolitan alongside the history and vibrant essence of the Las Vegas Strip."
The Wraparound Terrace Suites and City Rooms & Suites, created by The Cosmopolitan, emulate the residential feel of an urban penthouse, featuring neutral colors with splashes of bright accents. The design also integrates unexpected elements from the resort’s public areas, such as custom graffiti art and striking wallpaper in the closets. Details include reflective finishes enhanced by dramatic lighting and plush fabrics..
The updated rooms have advanced technology that provides access to a “virtual concierge.” In-room iPads let guests book restaurant and spa reservations, purchase show tickets, order room service, schedule wake-up calls, and include automated lighting and temperature adjustments.
Groups staying The Cosmopolitan can use the iPads to communicate as well, sending organized messages to alert their guests of upcoming plans and events.
In addition, all newly updated guest rooms will also include Samsung TVs with a 65-inch display with access to Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and Crackle, personal Bluetooth connectivity and en-suite Netflix.
The room remodel comes as the latest development following the debut of 21 Boulevard Penthouses earlier this year and the renovation of additional guest rooms including Lanai Suites, Bungalow Suites and the build-out of 46 additional guest rooms introduced in 2016. Upon completion of the remodel in 2018, 90 percent of all room product at The Cosmopolitan will be upgraded.
The newly designed Boulevard Tower and The Chelsea Tower rooms will be made first available to Identity members, the resort’s rewards program, as they return to inventory prior to the project’s full completion in 2018.