Wedged into a sliver of land next to the monolithic City Center project right in the center of the Strip, the Cosmopolitan will be the last hotel to open in Vegas for a while (in case you hadn’t heard, real estate development in Vegas has taken a few lumps of late). While the look of the 3,000-room hotel, whose interiors were worked on by Vegas staple David Rockwell, is more West Elm than Ace Hotel, the real draw is the killer selection of name-brand restaurants. Scarpetta’s Scott Conant and the Blue Ribbon Bakery boys will clone their East Coast outlets, but the main headline-grabber is the first two Vegas spaces from chef and bon vivant José Andres, who’ll offer his signature Spanish food in one and an intriguing, Sino-Mexican fusion menu in the other.
Opening in December; rooms from $200; www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
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