A Star-Studded New Year’s Eve Bash @ Cosmopolitan Las Vegas!
LAS VEGAS (January 1, 2011)
We all know Jay-Z can light up a city like New York singing his “Empire State of Mind” hit with Alicia Keys but did you know he can also make the ball drop in Vegas too? Jay-Z and Coldplay co-hosted a special New Year’s Eve concert at the Marquee Nightclub & Day Club, Cosmopolitan, the newest hotel & resort to hit the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Dozens of celebrities, high-rollers, and thousands of guests were treated to surprise performances throughout the evening by Beyonce, Kanye West, and John Mayer.
Revelers at The Cosmopolitan’s New Year’s weekend included couples JAY-Z and Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, on again duo Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez, Haylie Duff and Nick Zano, Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan, Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery, and Mel B with Stephen Belafonte.
Check out this video filled with fireworks, Jay-Z and other concert performances and even celebrity interviews!
Also spotted at the weekend’s events were Gwyneth Paltrow—wife of Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin—Blake Lively and Jessica Szohr of Gossip Girl, Kellan Lutz, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Kirsten Dunst, Rashida Jones, Emmy Rossum, Bonnie Somerville, Shiri Appleby, Taraji Henson, Lucas Haas and Emmanuelle Chriqui. Other guests included designer Alexander Wang and musical guests Jared Followill of Kings of Leon, Brandy, Christina Milian, Lance Bass and Fab Five Freddie. (source – PRNewswire)
About The Look
Designer Colin Cowieoversaw the production and worked with the venue’s director of entertainment and special events, Rehan Choudry. As a special feature in Bizbash, New Year’s Eve began with a luxe 7:30 p.m. caviar and Dom Pérignon reception billed as black-tie, while the woman wore sequins. Celebrities mingled and then moved to dinner in a ballroom the production team had been building out for weeks. The formal, sit-down event for 1,300 involved recarpeting the ballroom and bringing in a complete custom installation including an elevated platform around the dining room and a circular stage in the center of the room. Some of the tables—a mix of square and banquet—were clad in purple mirror, others in silver mirror. Peonies and dark purple calla lilies filled the space. Cowie called the look “very chic, very elegant, very sexy,” and described the decor as the highlight of the weekend from a production standpoint.
After dinner, guests moved upstairs to a 40,000-square-foot ballroom (the property’s existing nightspots weren’t big enough to accommodate the 2,300 concert guests), which Cowie’s team built out into a full-scale nightclub. There were elevated V.I.P. areas, about 20 mirror balls in the middle of the dance floor, confetti canons galore, and a major stage for solo and mash-up performances by billed artists Coldplay and Jay-Z.
About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
|The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Weekend Opening Events|
|Brunch Furniture AB Elements
Cocktail Tables (After-party) Drew Studio
Confetti Advanced Entertainment Services
Decor, Props Angel City Designs
Entertainment C3 Presents
Flowers Sherry Nahid Space & Floral Design
Furniture Rentals Taylor Creative Inc.
Heavy Equipment Ahern Rentals
Indoor Pyrotechnics Fireworks by Grucci
Invitations, Printed Materials Red Bliss
Lasers (concert) Strictly FX
Light-Up Tables (After-party) Vivid Lite
Lighting Images by Lighting
Linens Bruce Thompson Creative Services Inc.
Linens Wildflower Linen
Lucite Chairs Resource One Inc.
PR Susan Magrino Agency
Design, Production Colin Cowie Lifestyle
Rentals RSVP Party Rentals
Rigging PSAV Presentation Services
Security OSI Las Vegas
Sign Language American Sign Language Communication
Sound Delicate Productions Inc.
Stage Design Tribe Design-Studio West
Red Carpet, Rentals, Staging Classic Party Rentals
Transportation On Demand Sedan & Limousine
Video (After-Party) Chaos Visual Productions