Deutsche Bank Gambles on Vegas' Newest Hotel and Casino


"We wanted to bring the spirit of Spain, so many of these things that you see are from the Spanish designers, the Spanish artists -- the wall, the paintings, the chairs. So here is like the Spain of today, but also the Spain of yesterday," said Andres.

The scent of Andres' one-of-a-kind paella fire pit wafts next door, where instead of another chain boutique, world-known DJ Vice caters to a subculture that craves custom Nikes with his store, CSVR, in the hotel.

"These people wait and wait for days for these shoes," said DJ Vice.

A household name in the club scene, DJ Vice also has signed on to keep the party pumping at The Cosmopolitan, a job obviously not for amateurs.

And then there are the high-roller rooms, each with a balcony overlooking the glitz of the Vegas strip, including the Bellagio's fountains. These terrace rooms are another one-of-a-kind experience, but the view also shows what Unwin and his team are up against.

"I'm not in this for an altruistic purpose, you know. We're in a business to make money. But I want people to feel like it's a fair exchange," said Unwin. "So when I walk on the plane, I'm gonna be able to tell the guy who stayed at the Cosmopolitan because while he's tired and he's leaning back, he's got a smile on his face. And that's the whole thing about a feeling worth returning to."

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