Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 | 2:55 p.m.
One day after pop princess Britney Spears’ official confirmation that she’s signed on for a two-year Planet Hollywood residency comes hush-hush Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors that pop superstar Bruno Mars will follow her high-heeled Louboutins right along.
I’ll probably be laughed at again as I was when I broke the Britney residency story nobody believed, but Bruno is definitely coming to the Strip.
It begs the question — since things come in threes — as to whom will be the third pop superstar to join the Strip’s already star-studded “legacy” music brigade of Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Sir Elton John and Rod Stewart. Las Vegas has become the Pop Music Capital of the World!
I have exclusively learned that Bruno has won a mini-residency and will star at one of two new theaters that the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will have open by New Year’s Eve. Full details of his “burst runs” of 15 to 20 shows at a time will be announced shortly after his Saturday performance at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
I previously reported that the financial backers producing “Absinthe” had a new show that will eventually go into the Cosmopolitan’s main theater. Now I’m hearing additional rumors that their show will follow Bruno’s and that the Cosmopolitan is adding another more intimate 1,000-seat venue.
Additionally, there are specific whispers that the Cosmopolitan has plans to open a new restaurant to add to its collection of highly successful dining options — and this would be the second right on the casino floor joining the 24-hour Henry.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.