The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort casino and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Both buildings are 184 meters tall, in 2013, the hotel was rated The Best Hotel in the World by Gogobot. In 2015, the resort was named to the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List as one of the Top Hotels in the World, the Cosmopolitans 100,000 sq ft casino features views of the Las Vegas Strip. The Pools at the Cosmopolitan features three different types, a pool, day club pool and nightclub pool. The Cosmopolitan is also home to the Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, in January 2014, the Cosmopolitan added a new nightclub concept, Rose. Plans for the property were first announced in April 2004, the developer,3700 Associates, was a joint venture formed by David Friedman, Ian Bruce Eichner, and Soros Fund Management. The developers purchased the site, an 8. 5-acre U-shaped parcel surrounding the Jockey Club timeshare building, further details about the project, including the Cosmopolitan name, were released in November 2004. The Cosmopolitans design team was led by Friedmutter Group as executive architect, the building was engineered by DeSimone Consulting Engineers. The interior design team included Digital Kitchen, Prophet, the Friedmutter Group, The Rockwell Group, Jeffrey Beers, Adam Tihany, the resort was built on what used to be the parking lot for the Jockey Club. Because the Cosmopolitan occupies much of the lot, it was agreed that the Club residents could use part of the Cosmopolitans parking garage. The Cosmopolitan was the second Las Vegas hotel, after The Palazzo, as a result, the parking garage was built first. In December 2007, work finished on the 70-foot hole for the parking structure, the hotel was originally planned to open and be operated by Hyatt as the Grand Hyatt Las Vegas. Original plans called for the casino to be on the floor, but this was later changed. Planned condo units were cancelled and replaced with studios and other hotel rooms, in January 2008, it was reported that the $3. Construction moved forward as the developers searched for new financing, in late February 2008, Global Hyatt Corporation and New York-based Marathon Asset Management agreed to recapitalize the condominium-hotel project. However, one month later the developer said Deutsche Bank AG would begin foreclosure proceedings, related recommended many revisions, including bringing the casino entrance onto the strip. In June 2008, Hearst Corp filed a suit against the owners of the casino. Hearst owns the trademark to Cosmopolitan magazine, in March 2010, the suit was settled, and the resort was renamed Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The July 2015 fire at the Cosmopolitan, seen from the rooftop terrace of Marriott's Grand Chateau. The picture was taken twenty minutes after the fire was reported.