The Cosmopolitan is struggling to find a groove as far as gambling goes, but it’s still the envy of many when it comes to everything else. And by envy we mean the competition is taking notice. For example, plans for the SLS Las Vegas (former Sahara) look like a veritable Cosmo North (including a restaurant, the Bazaar, by José Andrés, and über-hip design by Philippe Starck). And while we’ll never know for sure, you have to believe the success of the Cosmopolitan’s food-and-beverage program played a part in Caesars Entertainment’s decisions to bring Gordon Ramsay to Las Vegas and to launch Nobu not just as a restaurant but also a lifestyle hotel at Caesars Palace. Increasingly, it’s all about everything but gambling on the Strip.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Get to know the Life Is Beautiful acts. Learn about Downtown's new kaleidoscopic murals. Find tips on how to navigate schedule conflicts. And see what's on the mouthwatering menu. Here is Vegas Seven's guide to tasting, seeing and hearing all the festival has to offer, from the first afternoon set to the final headliner.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products