The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
When the Cosmopolitan opened in 2010, it made an urbane, design-forward statement that is still relevant and hasn't yet been surpassed. It lures people inside its two sleek towers with a blend of nightlife (Marquee Nightclub and the poolside Marquee Dayclub), boutique shopping (AllSaints Spitalfields, Stitched, Skin62), and dining (rustic Italian at Scarpetta, a “secret” table inside Jose Andres’ Jaleo, boozy shakes and great burgers at Holsteins, upscale Greek at Milos Estiatorio, and theatrical fun Rose.Rabbit.Lie). The Cosmopolitan can’t be topped for surprises, from a pop-up wedding chapel to monthly live-in artists working in a public storefront. Even the lobby, with its video-wrapped columns, is a cool place to be seen. Live music, free parties, and summer concerts at the Boulevard Pool (frozen to make a boozy, buzzy ice skating scene in the winter) make it a favorite with visitors and locals.