Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 | 1:35 p.m.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas began a mini-documentary series this week, giving viewers a glimpse inside the soon-to-open Strip resort.
“Stay,” featuring interior architect David Rockwell, is the first of six videos airing on the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Channel in November and December.
The videos are two-minute features that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the inspirations and people involved in the design and conception of the Cosmopolitan.
Rockwell walks viewers through his design vision for the Cosmopolitan’s hotel rooms. He details some of the rooms’ unique items, like Piero Fornasetti wall coverings in room closets.
“Hotel rooms in general tend to look like they came out of a design catalog, and we wanted the rooms to feel individual and have a very distinct point of view,” Rockwell said. “It doesn’t all feel like it was bought at the same time at exactly the same place.”
The $3.9 billion, 2,995-room hotel-casino will open Dec. 15 with a grand opening celebration on New Year’s Eve weekend.