The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Celebrates Mexican Independence Day Sept. 15-17, 2011


World-Renowned Mexican Musical Talent, Pedro Fernández, Mariachi Performers, and Folk
Dancers Coming Together for Special Two-Day Tribute

In honor of Mexican Independence Day on September 16, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents its first-ever Mexican Independence Day celebration September 15-17, 2011. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 and will feature Mexican star Pedro Fernández on Friday, September 16.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is recognizing Mexico’s most important national holiday with a two-day long celebration, where guests are invited to be immersed in Mexican culture without ever having to leave Las Vegas’ premier entertainment destination. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness the “Grito Mexicano,” a cry of patriotism, as it kicks off the festivities on Thursday the 15th at 11:00 p.m., as well as performances by folkloric dancers, temporary tattoo and face painting carts, candy sculpting, and a special menu featured by Holstein’s at a Street Fair taking place on P2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on September 17. In addition to these events, China Poblano will be serving its entire Mexican menu from the take-out window, and Wicked Spoon and The Cosmopolitan Bake Shop will also have food carts selling Mexican themed food. Marcela Valladolid (from Food Network fame) will also be doing a book signing with a sneak peek at her new book, Mexican Made Easy, at EatDrink from noon to 2:00 p.m. in conjunction with a tequila tasting from noon to 3:00 p.m. hosted by Ambhar Tequila on September 17. Throughout each day, Mariachis will be performing at various hotel locations including the hotel lobby, The Pool District, and the hotel’s centerpiece bar The Chandelier, which will also feature special drinks including – Sangria Sno-Cones, Mango Margarita with Ambhar Tequila and Chile Salt, and Bandera Shots featuring Ambhar Tequila, Lime Juice, and Housemade Sangrita.

Supporting this celebratory tribute to Mexican Independence is famous Mexican recording artist and actor, Pedro Fernández. Fernández will perform in concert at The Boulevard Pool on the night of Friday, September 16. Tickets to the show are on sale and available online at or at 702.698.7778 or toll-free 877.551.7778. VIP tickets are $75 and General Admission tickets are $50. A limited number of premium cabanas are also available by calling 702.698.6797. Guests must be 18+ to attend and 21+ to reserve a cabana. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ state-of-the-art entertainment venue, is located on the fourth floor of the resort. The excitement of live music and sports action spills onto the casino floor from Book & Stage, an upscale sports and entertainment lounge, while live DJs fill the rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot Bond with the best in house-music. Finally, The Chandelier, a dramatic inhabitable three-story chandelier, features the most progressive DJs playing the latest in mainstream and underground.


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About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective, situated in the heart of The Strip. The resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized, residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000-square-foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam; three unique pool experiences at The Pool District; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, a multi-level integrated nightclub; and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic lineup of new-to-market retailers include AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 6|2 Cosmetics and STITCHED. Signature restaurants include Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group.


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