Cosmopolitan investing in $100M worth of upgrades

The Cosmopolitan will be joining other Las Vegas strip casinos in investing money into upgrades for its rooms.

The Cosmo will be gutting 2,895 rooms and upgrading them, this will be the first renovation that has happened at the casino since it first opened its doors seven years ago. The Cosmopolitan launched the upgrade of the Boulevard Tower in June and aims to complete it before the end of the year. It will start on the Chelsea Tower in January and finish it later in 2018, said  Patrick Nichols, senior vice president of strategy and business development.

New room upgrades will include new furniture and fixtures along with new 64-inch TVs and iPads. Guests will be able to use the iPads to order room service, towels, and other amenities as well as control the lights and TV. The hotel hopes to add more features to this technology in the future. The cost of the renovation plus technology costs is going to make the final number on this renovation well over $100 million.

The casino had 20 companies submit designs for their new rooms, but only four made it to the final cut where they then built 14 model rooms and made their final decision. The Cosmopolitan will join Caesars Entertainment and Las Vegas Sands properties that have recently been renovated as tourism flourishes in the city.