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March Madness viewing parties back at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

28 February 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announces the return of its college basketball tournament viewing experience, Hoops & Hops, for its 10th consecutive year. On Friday, 19 March – Saturday, 20 March, take in the action of tournament madness inside The Chelsea, the resort’s 40,000-square-foot concert venue transformed into the ultimate sports-viewing space, featuring wall-to-wall stadium-style projection screens and three betting stations within an on-site sports book.

The safety and security of guests and employees is a top priority. To ensure guests can comfortably and safely enjoy Hoops & Hops and other viewing experiences, social distancing and reduced occupancies are strictly enforced throughout the resort. Guests are also required to wear face coverings unless eating or drinking. Additional safety measures, including limited resort access permitted only to hotel guests, those with confirmed F&B reservations, Identity Rewards members and casino clientele between the hours of 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. on 19 and 20 March, will be enforced.

Hoops & Hops
Friday, 19 March – Saturday, 20 March
Doors open one hour before tip-off, estimated 8:00 a.m. – when the games conclude.

This year, Hoops & Hops offers two distinct experiences:
  • Reserved Sofa Seating | starting at $450+ per person, per day, plus tax and gratuity for reserved sofa seating on the floor of The Chelsea. Groups of up to four people can enjoy an upgraded experience including unlimited breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings alongside unlimited beverage service.
  • Reserved Stadium Seating | $300 per person, per day, plus Ticketmaster processing fees and taxes for mezzanine-level reserved stadium-style seating inside of The Chelsea. Group seating options are available for purchase for parties up to four or six people. Enjoy a complimentary open bar of well liquors, beer, wine, soda, and various culinary options for an additional purchase.
In an effort to ensure the safety of attendees, once guests are inside of The Chelsea they are not permitted to travel between floors for the duration of the event. Guests must be 21 years or older.

Additional Tournament Madness Viewing Options

Race & Sports Book powered by William Hill
Friday, 19 March – Saturday, 20 March
Betting windows open at 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (or until the last game ends)

Offering an upgraded viewing experience, The Race & Sports Book powered by William Hill anchors the space with state-of-the-art LED video walls, spacious and comfortable seating accommodations and a central sports bar. Table reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 702.698.3800. Select food and beverage service from Hattie B’s, Lardo and Tekka Bar inside Block 16: Urban Food Hall will be available for purchase.

CliQue Bar & Lounge
Sunday, 14 March | 5 p.m.
Thursday, 18 March | 4 p.m.
Friday, 19 March – 22 | 9 a.m.
Saturday, 27 March | 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, 28 March | 9:30 a.m.
Monday, 29 March – 30 l 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 3 April | 1:30 p.m.
Monday, 5 April | 5 p.m.

Join CliQue Bar & Lounge for Battle of the Brackets all tournament long, with exclusive viewing options alongside game-time bites, craft beer, artisanal cocktails and bottle service options.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns
Thursday, 18 March – Monday, 5 April
Sun, Wed & Thurs: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Fri & Sat: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Toast to the excitement of college basketball with “Margarita Madness” featuring a choice of Blueberry Lime, Mango Habanero or Blood Orange Margaritas for $13 each while not missing a minute of the tournaments on high-definition TV’s setup throughout the restaurant. Additionally, Holsteins will feature two draft beers throughout March, Ballast Point and Founders, alongside a new Ahi “Madness” Sandwich featuring seared Ahi tuna, spicy aioli, pickled cucumbers and butter lettuce.

The Pool Marquee
Thursday, 18 March – Sunday, 4 April
11 a.m. - Sunset

Surrounded by the energy of the Las Vegas Strip, The Pool Marquee offers amplified Tournament Madness experiences for guests and fans alike. Relax in an exclusive socially distant Grand Cabana and don’t miss out on any of the action with high-definition TV’s, expansive food menus, specialty cocktails and bottle service offerings.

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