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Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel [Master Thread]

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Old Jan 13, 19, 10:28 am   -   Wikipost
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Hotel Website: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the only charges that qualify for Points are as follows:
- Room rate, room service food and beverage, in-room movies, phone calls and in-room minibar purchases
- Points cannot be earned on any other purchases at hotel outlets or for hotel services

The Cosmopolitan is a "resort," so basically the only elite benny is a possible upgrade. Elites are not exempt from the resort fee

Resort fee is $35+tax. This fee is increasing to $39+tax effective 01/01/2019.

Hotel charges $10 for self-parking & $18 for valet parking starting Spring 2017. Motorcycles & 2-wheel vehicles exempt. Identity Sterling status provides comp'ed self-parking, Identity Gold status provides comp'ed valet parking.

Cosmopolitan is exempt from providing free wifi to Plats per Marriott's T&Cs, however it is included with the mandatory $35 daily resort fee so there is still no extra charge to any guest for using it.

Platinums receive:

* use of Platinum check-in area (to the left of main desks)

* Platinum arrival gift is $10FB coupon or 1,000 points

* room upgrade (space available) - better luck on mid-week stays than weekend stays. sometimes a 'sandwich' (ie, bribe) to front desk does the trick.

* free tea/coffee 6am - noon in the plat lobby check-in area

* Wicked Spoon: Marriott Rewards Platinums (and PPs) get to use preferred line and get 15% discount when staying at the property. Just show your MR Plat or PP card.
You can book through Virtuoso as well as Amex FHR for complimentary breakfast buffet at Wicked spoon.

Resort fee:

* $35 (+ tax) per day for resort fee, which includes gym access, local + long distance calls, Wifi, pool access. The resort fee is not waived.
This fee is increasing to $39+tax effective 01/01/2019.

Hat tip to billycwhatup for these next 2 points:

* Identity points and MR points can not be earned on the same stay

Other tips

The Terrace Suites are the most common room type and are classified as studio and one bedroom, with options for King, 2 Queens with or without a fountain view. They are essentially the same size, however (10 sq ft difference), but the layouts differ.

The King Studio Suite has a standard bathroom with shower and tub, a living room area with large sitting area and an L shaped sofa and the bed is in a separate area, though not separated.

The King One BR Suite has the same kind of living room area, with the bedroom separated by sliding doors and the bathroom is larger, with a "soaking tub".

If you get a terrace suite of any kind with 2 Queens, the living area will be smaller.

And unless your room type is described as "fountain view", you aren't guaranteed it, though Platinum status will get you upgraded on check in if they have one available.

If you book any of these room types and want to aim higher, I would try a giving the receptionist a 50$ "sandwich", and ask if any wraparounds upgrades would be available. If they say yes, there is a good chance that it will be a wraparound facing south-east or south-west, which for me would be a no go. Taste in view is personal of course, but for me the fountain-eiffel tower view are so much nicer than the south facing views. Also when you would have the choice between a low level wraparound or high level terrace suite, I would still take the high level terrace suite, because a number of floors on the east tower are blocked by the big Bellagio sign. (see youtube vids).

If you really want a high level wraparound then you probably would have to pay, which can sometimes be not that much. If I'm not mistaken I think they offered me a wraparound at 150$ per night more, but we originally booked a 1 bedroom terrace room without view.

Last tip : If you would get the choice of wraparound I would definitely take a high floor east tower one, facing north-east. That would give you bellagio fountain + eiffel tower view, but also a good portion of the south strip.
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Old Apr 19, 14, 10:12 am
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Cosmo has a pretty decent players club. While the points are not worth much to me I usually can get free rooms anytime I want. Downside is that they only have one casino/hotel so not as good as MGM/Harrahs etc.
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Old Apr 22, 14, 10:09 am
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More on the possible sale of Cosmopolitan:
http://www.reviewjournal.com/busines...r-cosmopolitan
A spokeswoman for Deutsche Bank in New York wouldn’t discuss an Australian press report Monday that the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas could be sold to a company controlled by billionaire James Packer.
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Old May 12, 14, 9:25 am
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Identity Points at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas?

Just noticed that you can exchange Marriott Points for Identity Points.

Anyone know how that program works?

From the website, looks like you could spend some points and get highest level which includes free rooms?

Are the points good for anything else?

Tried to search and didn't see anything in Cosmo thread
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Old May 12, 14, 2:25 pm
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Forget about it. I think what you are thinking is the transferred points will give you Identity status which it will not. Transferred points don't count. Also 25,000 Marriott rewards points gets you 10,000 Identity points which is worth $100 of spend at The Cosmopolitan.
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Old May 12, 14, 5:32 pm
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Points between The Cosmopolitan's Identity membership program and Marriott Rewards are transferable both directions. Points transferred from Marriott Rewards to Identity can be used for almost everything (rooms, restaurants, slot play, etc.). For both programs, points transferred in do not elevate tier status in the receiving program. To transfer points the request must be made with the outgoing point program.
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Old May 12, 14, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by HHonors OUTSIDER View Post
Forget about it. I think what you are thinking is the transferred points will give you Identity status which it will not. Transferred points don't count. Also 25,000 Marriott rewards points gets you 10,000 Identity points which is worth $100 of spend at The Cosmopolitan.
Yep, That's what I was trying to see.
Oh well - figured it was too good.
$100 was not that great but $100 plus bump in Cosmo status would be worth something.

I usually have a couple weeks in vegas for meetings, so was trying to work and angle.
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Old May 15, 14, 9:35 am
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Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Deutsche sells Cosmopolitan to Blackstone

May 15 2014, 11:08 ET Deutsche Bank (DB -1.3%) closes the book on a painful episode, agreeing to sell Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas to Blackstone (BX -2.5%) for $1.73B in cash. The bank became the proud owner of the resort in 2008 after foreclosing on developer Bruce Eichner, and has tried to make a go of it ever since (all the while having a For Sale sign up). It's never turned a profit and Deutsche's investment in the property sums to $4B.For Blackstone, the deal represents its first big gaming investment.


Will it stay with Marriott? I hope so..
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Old May 15, 14, 11:31 am
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isn't blackstone part of a different chain than marriott?
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Old May 15, 14, 11:34 am
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Blackstone is a private equity firm that owned Hilton outright for a number of years, but no longer does so (though still owns a large percentage of the shares)...

They are not a hotelier or a hotel chain in and of themselves.

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Old May 15, 14, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by NDDomer86 View Post
Blackstone is a private equity firm that owned Hilton for a number of years, but no longer does so.

They are not a hotelier or a hotel chain in and of themselves.
Hi,

I think the IPO for Hilton was only a small % of the shares;

Per;

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...hotel-ipo.html

Blackstone still owns c. 76% of the shares ( % may have changed since then)

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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
Hi,

I think the IPO for Hilton was only a small % of the shares;

Per;

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...hotel-ipo.html

Blackstone still owns c. 76% of the shares ( % may have changed since then)

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Old May 16, 14, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by inaltlcoat View Post
Deutsche sells Cosmopolitan to Blackstone

May 15 2014, 11:08 ET Deutsche Bank (DB -1.3%) closes the book on a painful episode, agreeing to sell Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas to Blackstone (BX -2.5%) for $1.73B in cash. The bank became the proud owner of the resort in 2008 after foreclosing on developer Bruce Eichner, and has tried to make a go of it ever since (all the while having a For Sale sign up). It's never turned a profit and Deutsche's investment in the property sums to $4B.For Blackstone, the deal represents its first big gaming investment.


Will it stay with Marriott? I hope so..

I wouldnt be the least surprised to see it reflaged as the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hilton. Hilton is in bad need of a new Flagship property. But everything does depend on what the contracts with MR has written in them
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Old May 16, 14, 9:53 am
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I wouldnt be the least surprised to see it reflaged as the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hilton. Hilton is in bad need of a new Flagship property. But everything does depend on what the contracts with MR has written in them
I'd guess the Conrad Las Vegas. But it will be interesting to see what happens with the property. Maybe now that the sale is in process the hotel will get back to the level of service it had when they opened.
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Old May 26, 14, 7:03 am
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Has anyone had any luck using points to book anything better than a standard city room?
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Old May 26, 14, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by RMPearl View Post
Has anyone had any luck using points to book anything better than a standard city room?
There are no "standard city room" at Cosmopolitan. Do you mean booking a "Fountain view room" with points? If yes? The answer is no cannot book with points but may receive Platinum upgrade to Fountain view.
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