The Sahra Spa at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas


Sahra Spa
Sahra Spa is a study in calm, with such touches as a serenity lounge with falling waters.


Since The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ December debut, the hotel has already welcomed such A-list super couples as Jay-Z and Beyonce; Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow; and J-Lo and Marc Anthony. We hear they are coming for the excitement and staying for the spa.

What makes the Sahra Spa & Hammam so compelling? Sprawling out over 43,000 square feet, it has 18 treatment rooms that can be used for massages, body treatments, facials and hydrotherapy, as well as one of the only authentic hammams in North America.

The 1,200-square-foot Hammam has cold plunge pools, steam rooms and heated stone loungers. Services at the hammam include the Sahra Journey and the Moroccan Steam & Bath—the former consisting of steam treatment followed by a rich mud and natural honey body mask.

kitchenettes with Sub-Zero refrigerators
Terrace Studios include sliding glass doors, which open out onto oversized private terraces, and amenities such as kitchenettes with Sub-Zero refrigerators.

Keeping in mind that true wellness encompasses both body and mind, the spa offers treatments that they call “Transformations” to balance both. These therapies might involve a massage, drinking certain healthy teas, listening to soothing music and other techniques for promoting health.

But what makes the Sahra Spa truly unique, even in Las Vegas, are the Sahra Suites and Spa Suites, which can accommodate groups of two to eight guests. They include amenities such as a TV and DVD player, wet bar, two side-by-side whirlpool tubs, steam room, shower, changing and vanity area. For couples, the Spa Suites provide a treatment area, including a steam room and shower, deep soaking tub, relaxation space and a personal vanity area. The complete menu of spa services is available in these rooms, including nail treatments, hair and makeup.

Spa Director Mitch Jucha ([email protected]; 702-698-7180)  will help guests schedule the treatments.

Good to know: The spa also offers several unique bath experiences, focusing on aromatherapy, detoxification, and revitalization.

The Hammam includes a slab of motherstone that is heated from within.

Note: Spa treatments are strictly for the over-18 set, but salon services can be arranged for kids and teens.

The Resort
While the spa is a focal point, the rest of the resort is already generating a flurry of buzz.

Most of the guest room styles feature private terraces and bathrooms have such neat quirks as Japanese soaking tubs and “bubbler” tubs. Top View: The hotel’s position on the “50 yard line” of the Las Vegas Strip gives each of the rooms a fantastic view of the city.

The Wraparound Terrace Suites, which have balconies the size of a typical Manhattan apartment, are the resort’s most sought-after rooms, and are best for large families or groups. They have in-suite washers and dryers as well as full kitchens.

The Cosmopolitan has no fewer than 13 dining establishments to cater to every kind of taste (Italian, steaks, burgers, sushi, etc.), each one with a unique menu. Nightlife-loving clients will definitely want to check out Marquee, which opened on New Year’s Eve. If they’d rather not be on the main floor, they can head to the Boom Box—a private room overlooking the Strip that has its own DJ. For a more intimate experience, suggest they try the Library, which overlooks the main floor and has such refined touches as a fireplace, a billiard table and vintage books about Las Vegas’ history. The Library’s drink menu emphasizes specialty cocktails with a modern twist.

When spring comes, the nightclub will open out to an adults-only pool deck called the Day Club, which will have three-story Bungalow Lofts that come with a cabana, living quarters and a party deck on top. (By day, it will be a dedicated outdoor lounge.) There are two other pool areas that will serve as outdoor bandstands for those who like it loud, or yoga retreats for those who don’t. Shoppers will love the resort’s collection of nine luxury boutiques, all of which are new to Las Vegas.

The Boulevard Pool
The Boulevard Pool overlooks the Strip.

And, of course, there’s the casino, where guests can apply before arrival for a line of credit—no need to worry about carrying cash or paying exorbitant ATM fees. All of the standard table games are there, as well as more than a thousand slot machines.

Chef Concierge Tyra Bell-Holland ([email protected]; 702-698-6108) can arrange just about anything from tickets to the hottest shows, reservations to popular restaurants, bespoke floral arrangements in rooms (think a recreation of a bride’s bouquet—a lovely touch for an anniversary trip) and even helicopter tours over the city. Bell-Holland can also set up a golf excursion to TPC Summerlin and TPC Las Vegas.

Luxury travel advisors should reach out to Leisure Sales Manager Katie Ladomerszky ([email protected]; 702-698-7084).

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