Last December, the three-level Chandelier lounge at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas turned five years old and almost immediately paperwork was submitted to begin its first major overhaul.
Only now is work well underway and Cosmopolitan president and CEO Bill McBeath revealed to the Las Vegas Sun that the upgrades would be finished this August. Confined to the casino level bar, the original permits declared a working budget of $960,000 to upgrade the 3,305-square-foot project.
Design details have yet to be revealed, but behind the plywood, the north side seating area has been completely removed, while the video poker machines added to the marble bar top in 2014 remain and are being carefully protected while the work continues.
Chandelier Bar levels 1.5 and 2 are still serving during construction and the second-level seating area has become the go-to space for diners enjoying take-out from the recently debuted Eggslut.
Elsewhere at the resort, an estimated $361,228 construction upgrade for the high-limit table area is progressing and the hotel's East Tower will finally develop the vacant floors on levels 47 to 50, creating 12 suites, eight villas and a private gaming salon. That project is valued at a startling $44,375,000.