The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino (affectionately known as COSMO, our nearby neighbor) productively and officially opened their business on December 15th, 2010 at approximately 8:00 pm. Up-to-date news information teams were posted outside and Las Vegas Blvd. clamored with enthusiasm. The Grand Opening Celebration was held on December 31st, 2010. Popular music was literally playing from the roof tops filling the Blvd. inhabitants with the New Years Eve mood. Cosmo has included our Las Vegas Blvd. portal signage with some landscape gardening by the north door.
Do it yourself parking is at the present supplied for all Jockey Club owners and good friends. Level 3 B parking area on the inside Cosmo’s 5 story undercover vehicle parking structure is the issued site for all Jockey Club vehicles. Level 3 B is the single level of the parking structure that the Jockey Club elevators are placed to gain access to your “home away from home”. And once Jockey Club homeowners park on the level 3B, you will participate in taking one of the two Jockey Club centrally located on the north wall of the structure designated and named elevators to the 1st floor or 2nd floor. Then go on to either the main vestibule or pool deck (pool doors are key card accessibility) segment of the Jockey Club. These elevators will also access the Cosmopolitan’s UFA Casino space as they both open on the south to the north and vice versa.
As you may know the Cosmopolitan has expended approximately 8 million dollars into the Jockey Club to date. It commenced with changing the Fire Security System systems. Though we were code certified with fire safety, advancements were appropriate resulting from the close vicinity of the new Cosmo. All common space and interiors of each suite has actually been retrofitted with sprinklers, strobes and speakers for announcing possible emergencies. High tech emergency power generators as well as new water tanks have been equipped and all fire exiting has been redirected to the north drive. The water softening system tanks have been moved from underground to two gigantic above ground installations. Demolition of open area no longer used below our swimming pool deck has been carried out.
Both Ascot and Derby Tower entrances have been migrated from the south side to the north side of both structures including matching marble and brass entrance doors. The Porte Cochere (major entrance overhang drive up) was built with natural stone drive up, stone faced pillars, stained concrete sidewalks, and Valet booth and bell storage. Our rubbish chutes were furnished with 2 compactors which allows for 4 dumpsters worth of waste to be allocated into one container. The gas meters and electric utility boxes have actually been transferred to a more strategic space. The “team member only” behind-the-scenes movement space has been improved for better ease of access from building to building with linens and large cleaning tools.
The computer operations for the inner workings of the Jockey Club were relocated to the far west end of the Derby tower ground level. Cosmo has paid for the 24/7 Valet Parking service and the 2 years of overflow parking at the Planet Hollywood; however, Cosmo will stop paying for the Jockey Club Valet service upon the launching of the new resort. They have repaved the overall north drive with fresh blacktop. 75 daily pool passes have been allowed for Jockey Club owners and guests to use on the main Bamboo pool and sun veranda area of the Cosmo as well as the two Jockey Club tennis courts that are moved to the Cosmo roof top. If the truth is told, there are wonderful places in Las Vegas to visit in 2011.