Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 | 12:04 p.m.
Singer Bruno Mars feels like he’s locked out of heaven, but he certainly wasn’t locked out of the brand-new music venue the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday night.
The Chelsea and Mars made their debut at the third-floor space, and photographer Denise Truscello of WireImage was onsite for a photo gallery.
This journalist plans to be at Mars’ New Year’s Eve performance Tuesday night, so check back later in the week for a report of the concert at the gorgeous, new multi-purpose venue that reminds of a more elegant version of the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Mars’ extended engagement at the Chelsea is set for Feb. 15-16, May 23-24 and Aug. 22-23. The Chelsea’s lineup also includes Eric Church and Childish Gambino.
Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez in Honolulu and crooner of No. 1 hits “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man,” is the Super Bowl XLVIII (48) Halftime Show headliner at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford N.J., on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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.