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Thursday, August 22, 2013

That Time I Got To Have The Suite Life

I got lucky somehow with the opportunity to stay at The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in one of their nicest suites! The wraparound terrace suite is 1200 square feet, with a 500 square foot balcony that wraps around the corner of the hotel. The room was equipped with a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, a separate bathtub located just behind the bed wall, a washer/dryer, and other amenities like bathrobes and slippers. The hotel offered us a high floor upgrade with an eastern view and we took it over the view of mountains or partial strip view. I figured this would be special so I took it. Our views included the Paris Hotel's Eiffel Tower, and the Bellagio fountains.  Normally, this upgrade is $125/night but we were given the rate of $65 because we would only be staying one night. They always get you with the add ons in Vegas, but this was worth it. 

The whole night was spent on the terrace drinking wine, watching the fountain show every half hour, and even catching a few scenes of The Little Rascals screening at The Cosmopolitan pool down below. The weather was just cooling off at sundown with the low being a steamy 88 degrees. It felt good after a few photo ops and a few bottles of wine. The balcony couches were so cozy I could've stayed there all night or hosted a party and had a few extra guests crash there. Instead, we made our way downstairs for dinner at STK, where we stuffed ourselves with steak and seafood. My only disappointment was waking up the next morning and realizing there's no coffee machine! Even a HoJo has a coffee machine! I was kind of expecting an espresso machine but then again, the 'full kitchen' wasn't actually equipped with anything except two martini glasses. We had to call down to requested wine glasses the night before. Overall it was an exquisite experience and I vowed to someday stay at wraparound terrace suite at The Cosmopolitan Hotel again. 

Late check out was requested (duh) so we spent the last hour or two of our stay at the pool. How genius is it to have AstroTurf instead of concrete, cushioned lounge chairs instead of metal, and chaise lounges in the pool? It made the 104 degree temperature feel a lot cooler.

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