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The Cosmopolitan Pool Fire & Why You Should Plan for Your Guests

I'm sure you've all seen this already, but if you haven't, it's good information to know in planning!

The Cosmo's 14th floor pool caught fire yesterday. It's believed to have been started from a lit cigarette thrown from one of the higher rooms. Luckily, there were only 2 injuries at the pool, and the huge blaze was contained in half an hour (100 fire fighters, 35 trucks). Original reports suggested that it was the Aria that was on fire. I think it's their regular pool for guests because Marquee day club is at the front of the resort if I remember correctly.

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So, other than starting to freak out about the potentials of it happening to us, let's plan! What do we brides & grooms take from this?

Provide for your guests that are smokers. 

It is not enough to just say, go smoke outside, especially if you're planning an in-suite wedding. Make sure there are ash trays available, and enough of them to go around, and, of course, check with the hotel to make sure that smoking inside or outside is allowed, first!

If you're doing an indoor venue or the like, have instructions or directions on where to go to safely smoke, be it the casino floor, a designated smoking area, or otherwise. You don't have to stick this on your programs or anything like that unless you have room -- an announcement on a double decker bus, at the start of the reception, or before the ceremony will suffice.

It's easy for a non-smoker to say, 'well they will just have to go without for my ceremony and reception,' but we're playing hosts to our guests. We have to accommodate for this. It's like saying you won't serve coffee and only tea because you don't drink coffee (I know I personally would lose my mind, I could live on coffee!) It doesn't need to change your ceremony or reception plans, but is something that a quick e-mail or phone call to your venue(s) and vendor(s) can answer.
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Re: The Cosmopolitan Pool Fire & Why You Should Plan for Your Guests

  • I have a reservation for a Cabana at the bamboo pool in 3 weeks for my wedding.  I have reached out to the Cosmo but I haven't heard back yet.  Anyone else effected by this for their weddings? 


  • xoedenxoeden member
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    Accommodating smokers is one thing. Accommodating people who are so ignorant that they would throw an object that is on fire out of a window into a densely populated area in a desert is another entirely.
    You are completely right, but I personally had not given any thought to smokers at our wedding until the fire happened (and my entire family smokes). It's more of a reminder that we should think of these things. We can't be Smokey the Bear, but we can at least make sure the necessary things (ash trays, suggested smoking areas) are thought of in advance.
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    kgales1 said:
    I have a reservation for a Cabana at the bamboo pool in 3 weeks for my wedding.  I have reached out to the Cosmo but I haven't heard back yet.  Anyone else effected by this for their weddings? 
    I wouldn't worry too much. I saw a bunch of reports on my Facebook feed that they were getting the pool opened for this afternoon. I don't know if they'll have full-blown cabanas in the next couple days, but they would most likely be up and functioning like nothing happened within 3 weeks (after all, cabanas are their money maker, that's too much lost revenue to be shut down for long!)
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    jayjaay
  • Definitely one of the hottest pools in town.

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  • I got married that day on 07/25/2015 at Planet Hollywood and the first reports I heard was that Planet Hollywood was on fire.  I almost died for about an hour until I found out it was Cosmo on fire and not Planet Hollywood.
    jayjaay
  • I called both the pool reservation desk and my wedding coordinator and they both assured me that everything at the bamboo pool was up and running. My reservation still stands.   I am curious to know what the bamboo pool looks like now, I hope by the time we get there it isn't half a construction site.  We are considering trying to move to the BLVD pool if there is going to be lots of construction still while we are there. 

  • kgales1 said:
    I called both the pool reservation desk and my wedding coordinator and they both assured me that everything at the bamboo pool was up and running. My reservation still stands.   I am curious to know what the bamboo pool looks like now, I hope by the time we get there it isn't half a construction site.  We are considering trying to move to the BLVD pool if there is going to be lots of construction still while we are there. 
    Someone from the MyVEGAS group on Facebook posted a photo the day after, and about 80% of the pool was up and running (the rest was walled off and being cleaned). I'd be shocked to find out if it wasn't fully up and running by then!
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