From an avant-garde retreat combining hand-crafted cocktails with frozen desserts to the return of a Vegas-take on the backyard concert series and even a weekly poolside outdoor movie viewing, The Pool District at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers one unique experience after another this summer (Pictured: Drive-In Movies).
Entering its fifth season, Dive-In Movies will once again transform the 65-foot digital marquee at Boulevard Pool overlooking the famed Las Vegas Strip into a colossal movie screen on Monday nights with a special Dive-In double feature at 7 and 9 p.m. From classic films to major blockbusters, Dive-In Movies allows visitors to take a dip or lounge poolside while sipping specialty cocktails and enjoying traditional movie snacks under the stars.
Additionally, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the double feature and indulge in menus from Jaleo by José Andrés and The Henry, created exclusively for Dine-In Movies. At Jaleo, guests can enjoy a Paella Picnic for $30 per person, featuring Manzana con hinojo y queso Manchego, a sliced apple and fennel salad with Manchego cheese, walnuts and sherry; Gazpachoestilo Algeciras, José’s chilled Spanish soup made with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and bread; and Paella del día, the best-known dish in Spanish cuisine prepared in an open-fire, wood-burning grill. The Paella Picnic includes movie entry, a dining table on the yard, and a daybed to relax after dinner. The full-menu is also available for movie-goers, as well as grab-and-go cocktails with the one of a kind Jaleo walking Porrons.
The Henry offers guests a dinner for two with the choice of an appetizer, two dinner entrées and a dessert for $40. Menu selections include Crispy Calamari, made with artichoke, chili flakes and lemon aioli; Fish & Chips, a battered ling cod served with seasoned fries; Roasted Lemon & Herb Chicken, served with creamy whipped potatoes and seasoned vegetables; and Red Velvet Cheesecake, made with vanilla bean cream cheese and raspberry sauce.
Dive-In Movies kicks off on Monday, May 25, with An American Tail (7 p.m.) and Top Gun (9 p.m.). For the complete lineup, please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
SET YOUR LIFE TO MUSIC
“Set Your Life To Music” series returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool this summer. The highly-anticipated concert series provides a unique summer entertainment experience unlike any other at the heart of The Strip, offering guests the opportunity to see world-class performances as part of a dynamic concert lineup.
“Set Your Life To Music” kicks off on Thursday, May 28 with X107.5’s “Our Big Concert (OBC),” a multi-artist concert featuring Cage the Elephant, Dirty Heads, New Politics, Big Data and Joywave. The series continues with Billy Currington (May 29), Neon Trees with special guest Alex Winston (June 12), Last Summer on Earth 2015 Tour: Barenaked Ladies with special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay (July 18), Slightly Stoopid (Aug. 14), Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour with special guest Citizen Cope (Oct. 3) and Father John Misty (Oct. 15). Additional artists will be announced at a later date.
Ticket prices vary and are available at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.For those seeking an unparalleled concert experience, relish in a VIP cabana or daybed. There, guests can enjoy express entry, premium service with an exclusive menu with extended food and beverage offerings and dedicated cocktail service. Cabanas and daybeds can be reserved by contacting [email protected]. Guests must be 21+ to reserve.
BUBBLES & BRUNCH
Gracing the Boulevard Pool once again is Bubbles & Bruncha sophisticated dining and drinking experience in the chic indoor and outdoor Overlook Grill. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning May 3, Bubbles & Brunch offers guests a carefree way to spend their afternoon.
Bubbles & Brunch features an á la carte menu with a variety of breakfast and lunch selections. Select menu items include Crispy French Toast Sticks with nutella cream and fresh strawberries; Chicken Fried Chicken served with sausage gravy, eggs and potatoes; Spicy Blue Crab Lettuce Wraps with fresh herbs and crispy garlic; California BLT Benedict with bacon, avocado, arugula, tomato and hollandaise; and Warm Monkey Bread with pecans.
Bottomless mimosas are available for $18 a person, with the option to upgrade to rosé sparkling wine for $24 a person. Other brunch cocktails, freshly-pressed juices and blended smoothies are also available. Reservations for Bubbles & Brunch are encouraged and can be made by calling Overlook Grill at 702.698.7970.
THE NEAPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
Making its return to the Boulevard Pool this season is The Neapolitan of Las Vegas, opening daily Friday, May 22. The indoor and outdoor bar serves playful, booze-driven concoctions, from infused ice cream sundaes to liquid nitrogen sorbets. Constructed as a refreshing air-conditioned bar in the midst of the sunny Boulevard Pool Deck. Former P3Studio artist-in-residence Jerry Misko was once again tapped by The Cosmopolitan to paint a 9’ x 24’ mural called “Do it Ride Good” inspired by the colors of the sorbet. Reflective of the palate of cocktails available, vibrant pinks and electric blues capture the essence of the watermelon margaritas, strawberry shakes and cherry toppings.
The Neapolitan allows guests to escape the heat with cool spiked sweets and innovative beverages. Inspired by the colors of Neapolitan ice cream, the bar’s décor features modular and modern furniture splashed with strawberry pink, chocolate brown and vanilla. Mixologists hand-blend adult popsicles and offer an array of floats, blended frozen drinks, smoothies and spiked sorbets and shakes.
Marquee Dayclub is open for its fifth season. 2015 will be highlighted by programming from Marquee’s resident DJs encompassing the world’s premier electronic music artists along with unique production elements. The venue features two pools, several bars and a gaming area, along with cabanas boasting infinity edge dipping pools and luxurious overnight bungalows which overlook the party. Days spent dancing or basking in the sun are made complete with well thought-out amenities while a specialty cocktail and food menu from Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella fuels the party.
COOLA, The Cosmopolitan’s official 2015 sun care sponsor, features its luxury sun and skincare line at Boulevard Pool, Bamboo Pool, Monogram, News Stand and Sahra Spa & Hammam. Additionally, guests enjoying the pool district may purchase COOLA products at the mobile COOLA Cart on select weekends in May, July and August. The COOLA luxury sun care line uses fresh and all-natural ingredients to create quality sun protection and skin treatment products.
UNIQUE RETAIL OFFERINGS
This summer, guests can keep cool with a variety of new retail offerings throughout the resort. Before hitting the pool, shoppers can slip into Molly Brown’s Swimwear for the new Vitamin A bikini, a hip-slimming and figure-flattering style inspired by travel and modern art. With its anti-slip soles, the new SWIMS class loafer from DNA2050 is the perfect choice for poolside lounging made with water resistant material and ventilation technology. At Boulevard Pool, guests may complete their outfit with eclectic, funky jewelry made with natural stones and materials by Las Vegas’ own Dee Berkley or an elegant and delicate cover-up from Ella Moss. Refreshing, organic cold-pressed juices from Juice Served Here are also available for purchase at Sahra Spa & Hammam, Va Bene, Vitals and the Pool Store.