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The Cosmopolitan goes against the grain in Vegas

December 5, 2010 |  6:02 am

The 2,995-room resort set to open this month next to CityCenter is chameleon-like, offering non-gambling areas separate from the gaming crowd. Among the features: A "restaurant neighborhood" featuring eight eateries including a hidden, Manhattan-style pizzeria, as well as rooms with balconies, digitally up-to-date surroundings, upscale shopping such as Chanel and Cartier, artists-in-residence and a few other twists on the Vegas formula. It all raises the question: Are the owners suicidal or exceedingly savvy? Read more in Sunday's Travel section

Photo: The Cosmopolitan Hotel stands next to the CityCenter in Las Vegas. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times