Cosmopolitan seeks new lounge experience with avant-garde Clique

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and newly formed Clique Hospitality founded by Andy Masi have partnered to bring Clique, an avant-garde lounge concept, to the Strip casino resort this winter.

Located in the heart of the Cosmopolitan, the hip and swanky cocktail lounge will add another outlet to the bar collection. Clique will serve as an escape from the outside world, offering artisanal cocktails and house-made mixers.

Clique, in the Book & Stage area, will feature musical stylings and relaxation in an environment designed by Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge. Clique will be adorned with dark wood, couches and posh finishing touches.

Mixology will take center stage as Clique reinvents the lounge experience with tableside mixology. Aside from classic drinks, Clique will offer a seasonal cocktail menu, juices and garnishes.

Guests also can enjoy shared plates and bites, including street tacos, sliders and salads, from award-winning chef Brian Massie (Hearthstone at Red Rock Resort and Stack at the Mirage).

“We are extremely thrilled to partner with the Cosmopolitan on this venture,” Clique Hospitality founder Andy Masi said in a news release this morning. “I think this is a concept that Las Vegas has been waiting for.”

Upon its arrival, Clique will join the Cosmopolitan’s collection of bars that now includes the Chandelier, Bond and Vesper Bar.

Masi, the Light Group founder and former CEO, founded Clique Hospitality, along with his partners Massie and Shane Monaco. Clique has eight restaurants and lounges in the pipeline in Nevada and California.

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for nearly two decades.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous fame” has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

SOURCE: http://lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2015/aug/31/cosmopolitan-aims-reinvent-lounge-experience-avant/