What Happens in Vegas? Four Hotels Get Upgrades

LAS VEGAS—Upgrades and new additions are happening in Sin City, from new rooms to new technology. Here’s a look:

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Unveils Updates

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has completed the remodel of its guestrooms and suites. The multi-year redevelopment of the resort includes technology advancements, a premium WiFi network and more.

In 2018, The Cosmopolitan completed the remodel of its 3,033 guestrooms, designed in partnership with New York-based Virserius Studios. The full remodel of both The Chelsea and Boulevard Tower results in an entirely new experience for guests, with modern artwork, clean textiles, statement wallcoverings, improved lighting, user-friendly technology and a more energy-conscious design.

The Terrace rooms (Terrace Studio, Terrace One Bedroom, Terrace Suite) have a sophisticated aesthetic, incorporating jewel tones, gold touches and handcrafted patterns. The Terrace Room layout, reworked during the renovation process, now creates more distinct and functional living, dining, work and bedroom areas.

The Wraparound Terrace Suites and City Rooms & Suites emulate the residential feel of an urban penthouse, featuring neutral colors with bright accents. Details include reflective finishes enhanced by dramatic lighting and plush fabrics with playful patterns.

Guests traveling with large groups, whether entertaining family and friends or colleagues, will be drawn to the newly redesigned Reception Suite, a 1,050-sq.-ft. space with seating options that can be reconfigured to a guest’s preference. Highlights include a wet bar for entertaining, ample meeting space and dining options.

Additionally, all rooms are equipped with tablets that allow guests to book restaurant and spa reservations, purchase show tickets, order room service, schedule wake-up calls, access thousands of e-newspapers and magazines and include automated lighting and temperature adjustments.

The hotel also made several technological upgrades, including a new and improved WiFi network. The new system will provide the fastest network available on the Strip to hotel guests, with nearly unlimited download speeds in excess of 100mbps, according to management.

Rose, the property’s quick-witted, SMS-based chatbot, transformed from a keyboard-based bot to an AI and Natural Language Processing-based bot, allowing her to fulfill more unique requests and understand the context of guest communication. Rose will now offer additional tour experiences to guide guests in their exploration of the resort from obscure, off-the-menu items and nightlife recommendations to a full “24-Hours at The Cosmopolitan” itinerary.

In addition to Rose’s current library of features, she can now assist guests with checkout. Through The Cosmopolitan’s partnership with MyCheck, using MyCheck’s direct integration to its PMS, guests can now ask Rose to check them out of their room using the credit card on file for any pending charges without having to visit the front desk.

Flamingo Las Vegas Unveils Bunk Bed Suites in Second Phase of Renovation

Flamingo Las Vegas has debuted 14 new Bunk Bed Rooms, along with one of the largest dedicated Bunk Bed Suites in the U.S., as part of the second phase of the resort’s room renovation, totaling a $156 million investment to date.

The current phase of the 976-room renovation follows the recent completion of the resort’s first 1,270 rooms and suites in April 2019 with an initial $90-million investment. With the second phase complete, two-thirds of the room product at Flamingo Las Vegas will be new or will have been remodeled in the past two years.

Ideal for entertaining large families or groups with nearly 1,000 sq. ft. of space, the upscale Bunk Bed Suite consists of a 430-sq.-ft. bedroom with two queen beds, each equipped with its own overhead full-size bunk, connected to a 550-sq.-ft. parlor that includes a living area with oversized lounge furniture and a full kitchenette with a refrigerator.

The new 515-sq.-ft. Bunk Bed Room can accommodate a group of friends or the whole family with two queen beds, each equipped with its own overhead full-size bunk. The upgraded room also includes modern decor paired with sleek furnishings in a spacious living area, 55-in. HDTV, a separate wet vanity area, bedside USB ports and a rain shower in a stylish bathroom.

Designed by ForrestPerkins, the Flamingo Las Vegas rooms have contemporary, retro-chic designs that celebrate the resort’s history, with hues of gold and pops of flamingo pink, keeping true to the resort’s character and charisma.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas to Add New Hotel Tower

In conjunction with the property’s five-year anniversary, The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is expanding the footprint of its hospitality space by more than 250,000 sq. ft. in mid-2020 with the addition of a new tower.

Anchored by seven guestroom floors and adding 495 new rooms to the property’s existing inventory of 629, the Downtown Grand’s third tower, located on the east side of the property and flanked by Stewart and Ogden, will redefine the intersection of 4th and Ogden with clean lines, contemporary architecture and modern suites. The sleek, detailed exterior coupled with a strengthened pedestrian view will give the property an increased street-level presence and a dynamic new entrance to the hotel’s casino floor.

With an emphasis on providing a boutique hotel experience for the modern traveler in Las Vegas, guests will also experience a significant increase in the suite life with a premier room list that includes 67 studio units, 20 one-bedroom suites, and three presidential suites each with nearly 1,500 sq. ft. of living space.

Las Vegas’ Oldest Hotel Casino Debuts New Rooms

Since 1941, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino, located in Downtown Las Vegas has gone through owners, multimillion-dollar renovations and is now unveiling its latest makeover.

The refreshed rooms offer a warm, modern design blended with a bit of whimsy while incorporating a splash of Spanish Colonial Revival-style. Highlights of the redesigned rooms include black-and-white floor tiles, traditional style rugs, carved wood details and modern accent furniture. The rich tones in the fabric and the vintage Las Vegas inspired artwork give the room a timeless and comfortable feel, management reports.

Each floor also has custom Las Vegas-inspired murals by local artist ORFIN near the elevators and artwork showcasing some of the classic signs from the Neon Museum in its halls. Accenting the mural is a bold pop of color, changing per floor, giving each level a distinctive personality of its own. The hotel’s history can be found along the corridor graphic featuring an abstract interpretation of its vintage sign spanning the length of the hallway.