STK Las Vegas Steakhouse, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, (commonly referred to simply as The Cosmopolitan or The Cosmo) is a luxury resort casino and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort opened on December 15, 2010, and is located just south of the Bellagio on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard, and consists of two highrise towers. Construction on the Cosmopolitan initially began in October 2005. The construction was undertaken by the project's financier Deutsche Bank after developer Bruce Eichner entered into financial difficulties. The hotel casino failed to make a profit from the time of its opening until its sale in May 2014. The $3.9 billion project features 2,995 rooms, a 110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) casino, 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) of retail and restaurant space, a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) spa and fitness facility, a 1,800 seat theater, and 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2) of meeting/convention space. In 2013, the hotel was rated "The Best Hotel in the World" by Gogobot. On May 15 2014, The Cosmopolitan was sold by sole owner Deutsche Bank to Blackstone Group for $1.73 billion.
The Cosmopolitan's design team is led by Friedmutter Group as executive architect, with Arquitectonica as the design architect for the building's themed exterior. The building is engineered by DeSimone Consulting Engineers. The Interior design team includes Prophet, the Friedmutter Group, The Rockwell Group, Jeffrey Beers, Adam Tihany, and Bentel & Bentel.