The Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas is Alive!
The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas has had a rough go of it. It was rising, then Hearst Communications came in and slapped their wrist for using the name of the ladymag but that didn't matter much, because Deutsche Bank had to come in and buy the half-finished building in a foreclosure sale, then rumors of the place becoming a Denizen started circulating and we all know what happened there but the $3.9 billion hotel-condominium-casino project continues to forge ahead.
The Las Vegas Review Journal printed an interesting little snippet about the Cosmo this week, though: the owners of the building have hired former Caesars Palace general manager John Unwin to be the resort’s chief executive officer. The owners are "rumored to have an agreement with Hilton Hotels Corp. to operate the property under the Conrad and Hilton brands," though that's still unconfirmed and no applications had been filed with Nevada gaming regulators as of last week, so we're not too sure what the plan is here.
The LVRJ article says the Cosmo whatever it ends up being called is still slated to open in September 2010. Hmmm...