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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has unveiled plans to renovate its Boulevard and Chelsea towers, starting this summer. New York-based Virserius Studio is teaming with the resort’s in-house designers to revamp the towers’ accommodations, which are slated to be finished next year. Following completion of the project, which is part of a resort-wide upgrade, 2,895 of the resort’s 3,027 rooms will have been remodeled.

The new room design is the result of an 18-month-long selection process. Twenty designers were asked to bid on the project, and eight were selected to present in Las Vegas. From there, four design firms were chosen to build model rooms on site. Then the hotel solicited feedback from more than 400 of its employees, as well as its repeat guests. Their response played an integral role in determining which designs were selected, according to the hotel, landing Virserius the commission along with the in-house design team.

“The vision for this premium room collection at The Cosmopolitan was one of bold design and bright accents to complement the overall contemporary aesthetic,” says Therese Virserius, founder of the studio bearing her name. “Virserius Studio collaborated with The Cosmopolitan to ensure the utmost premium deliverables for guests, with a strong emphasis on luxurious comfort. Coupled with curated art pieces and statement-making detailing, this project honored the modern spirit of The Cosmopolitan alongside the history and vibrant essence of the Las Vegas Strip.”

The Terrace rooms (including studios, one bedrooms and suites) and the Reception suites will incorporate jewel tones, gold-colored accents and handcrafted patterns. Highlights include a custom damask wallcovering that doubles as a canopy over the beds, as well as a collection of bold, internationally sourced artwork. More playful notes will be added in select areas, such as whimsical wallpaper within the closets or shadowed silhouettes that separate the shower from the bedroom.

Created by the hotel’s in-house designers, the Wraparound Terrace suites and City rooms and suites’ new look will evoke the residential feel of an urban penthouse, offsetting a neutral palette with bright accents. The design will also integrate elements from the resort’s public areas, including custom graffiti-style art and wallpaper within the closets. Reflective finishes and plush fabrics accented with playful patterns will play up a youthful, vibrant energy, project participants say.

“Where The Cosmopolitan is at today is a reinvention of the property that opened its doors more than six years ago,” says Bill McBeath, president and ceo of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “The past two years have been a transformative process that has reinvigorated gaming, food and beverage and will now include the complete redesign of our hotel rooms–they are bold, innovative and a direct reflection of our alluring brand.”

The room remodel comes on the heels of the debut of 21 Boulevard penthouses earlier this year, which are located on the top four floors of their namesake tower and feature interiors by Daun Curry, Richmond Intl. and Tihany Design, all of whom worked as consultants to Marnell Cos. It also follows the renovation of other guest rooms, including the Lanai suites and Bungalow suites, as well as the build-out of 46 additional rooms that were launched last year.


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