Saturday, November 30, 2013

Chandelier Bar @Cosmopolitan Spring 2012

Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan is a 3 level cocktail bar that is housed in a 2 million beaded chandelier that sets a new standard in striking elegance. Under the direction of award winning mixologist Meriena Mercer, each level is subtly different in style and drink offerings.

  • Level 1 - A high end casino bar that is the centre of the floors action
  • Level 2 - A great place for a quiet drink and the floor dedicated to the speciality cocktails that the staff are famous for. This is the floor to visit if you are an experienced cocktail drinker
  • Level 3 - A more relaxed area than the middle floor, with views out to the surrounding stores. This level is designed with a more feminine touch in mind.

Levels 2 and 3 are a great option for those who want a quiet drink without the constant smell of cigarette smoke as they are non-smoking. 

Location - Center of the Cosmopolitan Casino and accessible from level 1 & 2

  • Hours of Operation
    • Level 1 - Daily, 24 hours a day
    • Level 1.5 - Daily, 4pm - 4am
    • Level 2 - 11am - 11pm
Theme - A giant chandelier with DJs and live bands performing at level 1


  • Average price
    • Beer & Wine $7-10
    • Cocktails $10-15
Happy Hours - None

Vegas Mate Rating - 4/5 chips
Mark and Keren Rate - 5/5 chips

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Palms & the G Suite Fall 2013


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In 2001, the Maloof Family opened the Palms.  In 2002, attempting to grab the 21-39 year old market, 2002, MTV filmed a season of their reality show The Real World in the property. The results caused the off-strip properties popularity to explode.  Suddenly, it became THE place young celebrities went to hangout, party and be seen while simultaniosly reinventing Vegas into the place we know it today.

Quickly, Palms realized they didn’t have enough supply to suit the demand they created.  In 2005, at a cost of $600 million, the Palms opened the 458-foot tall Fantasy Tower adding 347 rooms to their inventory.  Attempting to take the experience to the next level and capitalize on the elitist culture the property cultivated, the Fantasy tower was built with 21 Fantasy Suites. 

Ranging in size between 1,500 to 9,000 square feet and offering in-room amenities such as bowling lanes, a basketball room and indoor/outdoor swimming pools located 40 stories up the tower, Palms become the benchmark by which Vegas cool was measured in Vegas.  These suites are designed for the ultra affluent, the cheapest being the Playpen suite costing about $1,500 a night all the way up to the 2 story Sky Villa running $35,000 + per night which, according to a 2012 CNN report, makes it the 5th most expensive suite in the world.

Vegas Mate Rating 4/5 chips

Mark & Keren  4/5 chips