The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
When Cosmopolitan opened in 2010 it made an urbane, design-forward statement that is still relevant, even (gasp) nearly five years later. It lures people inside its two sleek towers with a blend of nightlife; boutique shopping; and dining (modern French brasserie Comme Ça, rustic Italian at Scarpetta, a “secret” table inside Jose Andres’ Jaleo, boozy shakes and great burgers at Holsteins, upscale Greek at Milos Estiatorio, theatrically fun Rose.Rabbit.Lie). The Cosmopolitan can’t be topped for surprises, from a pop-up wedding chapel to monthly live-in artists that work 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 combine to make it one of the best places to people-watch in the city.