I’ve only been to Las Vegas three times — once around 1999 for a work convention, once in 2015 with my bestie (both those stays were at the Mandalay) and in 2017, at The Cosmopolitan. By far — by faaaar even though the Mandalay is nice, the Cosmopolitan is my favorite. In fact, they renovated last year, so the rooms have been updated since these ’17 pics. But this was a beyond-fab room:
What’s got me thinking about this is that the boys are asking for a big trip, and this might be fun to do with them — I’d love to take them to some Cirque du Soleil shows (my faves are O and Beatles LOVE). And staying at the Cosmopolitan puts us on the right ‘end’ of the Strip so walking anywhere is a lot easier.
Sidenote: the room had fun wallpaper, including Piero Fornasetti’s Tema e Variazioni design, inspired by the Italian opera singer Lina Cavalieri. Fornasetti’s site is great, btw.
I’m not a wallpaper aficionado but really enjoyed the designs they had in the room — I was wondering if maybe this one with the birds was Cole and Son, but I don’t see it on their site.
and this one below is a more interesting pattern than is immediately obvious — see the girls/women?
Anyway, our balcony room was beyond fab — we spent all kinds of time on it, taking in the Strip and especially the fountain show at the Bellagio.
The boys would eat that up. Lots of great restaurants I’d like to take them back to (Le Cirque, Lotus of Siam, Nobu, and Wing Lei are some of our faves). Staying at the Cosmopolitan also makes it crazy easy to go to the in-hotel restaurants we enjoy, like:
…and just to see the design of some of the other hotels is its own thing.
I’m talking myself into it. Yeah.