News for the Hospitality Executive
Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino to Integrate Celebrity
Chef Wolfgang Puck Cuisine
and Service to Banquets, Room Service, Hotel Room Mini Bars, the Employee
Dining Room - and Not in Hotel Restaurants
VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2007 - When it comes to the culinary world, today's consumers
are more knowledgeable than ever. From all natural American Kobe burgers
to sashimi-quality Big Eye Tuna, foodies everywhere have their finger on
the pulse of new and exciting ingredients. Five-star hotels have answered
these epicures' demands for cutting-edge cuisine by partnering with high-profile
chefs for destination restaurants. But when you're developing Las Vegas'
newest hotspot, the recipe for success is about breaking the mold.
The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino announced today a groundbreaking partnership with uber-celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. The $3 Billion Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, slated to be the city's premier attraction, will use Wolfgang Puck Catering as its exclusive hotel caterer. The innovative deal marks the first time there will be full integration of a celebrity chef within a Las Vegas hotel and casino, from banquets and catering to room service, to hotel room mini bars, and even the employee dining room!
"I've been a part of some amazing, cutting-edge endeavors," said Wolfgang Puck, chef/owner of Wolfgang Puck Catering. "But this creative partnership with The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino has me especially excited. We share a common desire to achieve a high standard for fine dining, and this allows us to share our passion outside of a restaurant setting."
Set to debut in 2009 on the famed Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino will feature Wolfgang Puck Catering in an integral role. Clearly an evolution in how Vegas will eat, The Cosmopolitan/Wolfgang Puck alliance will deliver an unparalleled level of dining services to all aspects of the property.
"Wolfgang Puck exemplifies the ultimate in culinary arts and restaurant hospitality," said Audrey Oswell, chief operating officer of The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino. "This collaboration will merge gourmet dining with other non-traditional facets of our hotel and resort, allowing us to immerse Vegas visitors and residents in an unprecedented style of sophistication."
"This venture represents an incredible opportunity for us to showcase our expertise in a new and exciting way," said Carl Schuster, chief executive officer and president of Wolfgang Puck Catering. "We are looking forward to an illustrious, long-lasting relationship with The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino."
Together, The Cosmopolitan and Wolfgang Puck Catering are undeniably revolutionizing the Las Vegas culinary scene. Every meal promises to be an unforgettable experience for guests, condo owners and visitors. It's a blueprint for success with potentially far-reaching effects -- an ambitious goal fitting for a project on the grand scale of The Cosmopolitan.
About The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino
The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino is a $3 Billion full-service resort and casino that will premiere at the heart of The Strip -- on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue in late 2009. Satisfying the demand for a lifestyle experience, The Cosmopolitan will offer a mix of boutique distinction, urban design and technological advancement, with a very unique personality.
The Cosmopolitan will feature 2,998 condo-hotel and hotel rooms set inside two 600-foot-tall towers. The towers are perched atop a four-level, 100-foot-tall lower podium. The sleek, iconic architecture provides direct accessibility to all full-service amenities, including more than 150,000 square feet of integrated ballroom, business, convention & meeting/conference space, a 40,000 square-foot spa, salon & fitness center and an 80,000 square-foot casino incorporating the most advanced gaming technology.
The Cosmopolitan has approached the design of the shops and restaurants in a completely integrated fashion. Unlike traditional Las Vegas landscapes, retail is at the front door providing millions of people with direct access from both Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. The striking custom-designed three-story transparent glass façade will feature 46 unconventional shops to fit anyone's pocketbook, and 15 dining destinations to satisfy any craving.
With unprecedented views of the Las Vegas Strip, guests, visitors and condo-hotel owners will literally be surrounded by the icons that make Las Vegas such an exciting and sought after destination. For more information, visit http://www.cosmolv.com.
About Wolfgang Puck Catering
Wolfgang Puck Catering, formed in May 1998 after Wolfgang and Carl Schuster met through the Academy Awards(R) Annual Governors Ball, brings a new level of inspiration to catering and food service management at more than thirty cultural and entertainment venues across the country.
Wolfgang Puck Catering currently operates restaurant and catering services at cultural and entertainment venues in major markets including Hollywood & Highland, the Kodak Theatre, and Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles; Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center, the Chicago History Museum and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies; the Saint Louis Art Museum and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Benaroya Hall and Seattle Design Center in Seattle; the Museum of Science and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the new Freedom Forum Newseum being built near Capitol Hill in Washington, DC; and the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
Wolfgang Puck Catering sets the standard for culinary excellence, bringing its team's legendary combination of innovative cuisine and refined service as fine-dining restaurateurs to the world's most renowned and demanding corporate, cultural, and social settings. For more information, visit http://www.wolfgangpuckcatering.com.
The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino
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