The Las Vegas strip is home to some of the most extravagant and amazing resorts on earth. Now, residents of Las Vegas and visitors of the area can look forward to the installation of an event center in the Las Vegas area. The event center has been planned for quite some time, and is going to be modeled on a Eastern European glass factory that caught the eye of the architect. It is going to be developed by the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and will have a 3000 capacity theater. The company has been developing the theater since it opened in 2010, but since that time it has sat empty.
The auditorium is expected to be open by the end of the year. There are going to be many different types of events that will look to utilize the theater including conventions, boxing events, and concerts. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace currently seats 4000, to give you some idea of exactly how large the event center is going to be.
Further announcements were made by CEO John Unwin, who told the Associated Press that the new events center will be named “The Chelsea” and will have 18 foot high ceilings, industrial inspired light fixtures and advantage would embark. He went on to describe how the building would be modeled off of a glass factory in Europe, giving further details into what patrons can expect from the upcoming event center.
“Imagine a glass factory in Czechoslovakia, and then you drop into that a working theater set” he said, “It will make a statement; it’s not just vanilla.”
The space will do a lot for the hotel, allowing you to book even larger conventions than it currently does. The design will it encourage companies to choose the location over some of the other locations that are present on the Las Vegas strip. As the Cosmopolitan looks to expand amid better-than-expected earnings numbers for the company, it is clear that the event center is a large part of their plans moving forward. Unwin went on to describe some of the events that he imagines will be taking place in the event center at some point in the near future.
“You’ll be having the keynote speaker from Google or Apple addressing their group in here one day, and the next day maybe you’ll have a general session in here for a convention, and then the next day you’ll have a big concert or boxing,” he said.
As of right now, the Chelsea Ballroom, is the only event center that is offered by the company. A number of large-scale events have been hosted there, including concerts for Jay-Z and Coldplay on New Year’s Eve, but is expected to be renamed when the larger venue is finally open to the public. As of right now, the company is not willing to disclose the cost of the project, the construction on the event center is expected to begin in March. There will also be a VIP seating and lounge area connected to the event center, which is expected to help to draw crowds to the area once it is open.