Last week, we slipped into The Cromwell, and fell instantly in love. Here’s a snapshot—in pictures and words—of what awaits your clients at this delicious boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Part of the Caesars group, The Cromwell is the first stand-alone boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. It features ONLY 188 rooms and suites (and boy, are they divine), as well as one of the most eye-catching rooftop pool/beach clubs we’ve ever seen (and we’re from Miami, so we’ve seen plenty!). Let’s get to the nitty-gritty with plenty of information on the hotel and we’ve thrown in some eye candy to help you envision this “decadent” (and we mean that in the best possible light) new property. With its chic vibe and unique, unlike-anything-you’ve-seen-in-Vegas ambiance, it’s obvious the hotel will cater especially well to the hip millennial set (or very cool Gen Xers, of course), but when we had our site inspection we spoke to a couple of visitors who didn’t fit into these generational categories and they thought it looked very cool and were curious about this new property that took over the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. It’s located, incidentally, on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, and only a hop, skip and a jump away from the newly opened the LINQ, with the High Roller—yes, it’s a must to ride this new Las Vegas attraction.
• Bound by Salvatore Calabrese: Think Great Gatsby with a 21st century twist—so very luscious. Guests can hang out at this lobby bar that features plush seating and curtains while sipping delicious cocktails such as the Breakfast Martini (a gin cocktail mixed with orange marmalade) and the Cromwell Fizz, made up of Macallan Fine Oak Whiskey, lemon juice and orange bitters, topped with Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne. Oh, and there are uniquely Vegas espresso cocktails with names like Keep Me Awake Bro and Never Say Goodnight.
• Interlude: The hotel bar and lounge is smack in the middle of the hotel’s casino action.
• GIADA: Unfortunately, we were unable to dine at this highly sought-out restaurant during our recent visit to Las Vegas (next time, I’m sure), but it was interesting to notice that while the rest of the property is dimly lit (a perfect complement to the decor), Giada De Laurentiis’ restaurant features huge windows that let the natural light in and offer splendid views of the action on the Strip. This Italian eatery (you’ll notice Giada’s heritage and link to her grandfather, film producer Dino De Laurentiis, through the various movie posters that line the entrance to the dining venue) features an antipasto bar (that’s the first thing restaurant guests see, rather than the usual bar) and an exhibition kitchen. It also happens to be Giada’s first restaurant.
• Drai’s: We took a quick peek at Drai’s After Hours and the view alone is breathtaking. We weren’t there during the party hours, but it’s a huge space with, and this we loved, tables right in the DJ enclave. We also got a view from the top, so to speak, at the 65,000-sq.-ft. Drai’s Beach Club/Nightclub, the rooftop lounge/nightclub area that offers plenty of lounge chairs, a DJ, sumptuous cabanas, jacuzzis, pools, dashes of vibrant pink and yellow (and other eye-catching colors), sprinkled with palm trees, and—this is the kicker—a gateway-like structure draped with billowing white curtains that frames the Eiffel Tower on the Strip.
• The rooms, oh those rooms: The accommodations are made up of 169 guestrooms, which are 360 sq. ft., as well as 19 suites, and they are just marvelously detailed creations that evoke a bygone era vibe with their antique trunk-style furnishings, oversized, velvet armchairs, leather couches and distressed hardwood flooring (the hotel press material refers to these accommodations as being “reminiscent of Parisian loft-style apartments”). Some come with stylish vanity tables, and some suites even come with a pinball machine. There are also black-and-white, mosaic-tiled showers with English-French phrases adorning the walls (those English-French phrases repeat themselves in the carpeting lining the hallways). The suites, which range in size from 723 sq. ft. to the 2,550-sq.-ft. Cromwell Suite, are all strategically positioned for guests to enjoy views of the Strip from various vantage points. All suites feature a full-size refrigerator, wet bars, steam showers and deep soaking tubs.
• Ah, yes, the casino: Ok, it’s Vegas, so we have to talk about the casino: 44,000 sq. ft. with 66 table games, 440 slot machines, and a reserved gaming salon.
The Cromwell effortlessly provides a new Las Vegas experience while giving a wink to the past’s most evocative creations. It’s as if it traveled to the past (remember those trunk-style furnishings) grabbed everything cool from a few decades and then transported them into the 21st century seamlessly—the styles do not clash, and that’s what makes this property so very cool (nothing wanna-be about it). Those guests who “get it” will notice the Parisian-style awnings and ornate black railings that have been repurposed from the original structure, as well as the exquisite custom chandeliers that actually reinstate an original element of Bill’s resort.
We highly recommend you book your clients at this new property, and let them tell you the story of their (what we know will be unique) experience. Drop me a line at Paloma@recommend.com, because I want to hear what they tell you.
For more information on The Cromwell, visit thecromwell.com.