LAS VEGAS—The Cromwell, the new Las Vegas hotel from Caesar’s Entertainment, is set to welcome its first guests beginning May 21. The 188-room boutique hotel and casino will take over the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall following a $185 million renovation.
The newest addition to the Strip will feature a 40,000-square-foot casino with 66 table games, 440 slot machines, and a reserved gaming salon. Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis will open her first-ever restaurant, located on the second floor of the property, and day and nightlife venues_Drai’s Beach Club and Drai’s After Hours—will give guests onsite entertainment options.
Architect Leo A. Daly and Las Vegas-based design studio Tandem Las Vegas designed The Cromwell to blend vintage with modern. One of the most noticeable exterior features is the black Parisian-style awnings and ornate black railings, repurposed from the original structure, punctuating each room window.
Barrel-vaulted ceilings will pay homage to the original design while custom chandeliers will reinstate an original element of the nostalgic Bill’s resort. A palette of red, gold, and browns will fashion the intimate Interlude bar and lounge. Inspirations for Bound, the lobby bar, draw upon a vintage Parisian parlor featuring bookshelves with leather-bound books and eclectic embellishments. A stop at a 1940s train station inspired the retail shop with high vaulted wood-planked ceilings, leather strap wall details, newspaper print-inspired tiles, and clusters of suspended birdcages.
The 169 standard accommodations will evoke a residential feel with distressed hardwood flooring and vintage luggage, trunk-style furnishings. Adding to the whimsical motif are black-and-white mosaic-tiled showers with playful English-French phrases adorning the walls. PetStay rooms and suites will be available, providing pet-friendly accommodations for guests travelling with dogs under 50 pounds.
To accommodate the 65,000-square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub, two floors were added to the top of the existing structure. Additional structural support, which doubles as an elevator leading up to the rooftop pool and nightclub, was also added to the north side of the building. Two oversized, elevated pools will be centralized within the outdoor space, lined with daybeds, cabanas, and VIP bungalows.
The Cromwell will also introduce 19 suites, ranging in size from 723 square feet, up to the 2,550 square-foot Cromwell Suite. All suites are equipped with a full-size refrigerator, wet bars that can be stocked based on guest preference, steam showers, Toto Neorest toilet systems, and deep soaking tubs.
Set to open Memorial Day Weekend, Giada De Laurentiis’ self-titled restaurant, GIADA, will greet guests with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, al fresco dining, and an exhibition kitchen showcasing fresh pastas being made daily by hand and a signature antipasto bar. Located on the second story of the boutique hotel, GIADA can accommodate 260 guests and showcases automatic retractable windows boasting views of the Bellagio fountains, Caesars Palace, and Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shops.
Caesar’s Entertainment had previously announced that the property would open in partnership with Gansevoort Hotel Group, but accusations that one of Gansevoort’s investors had ties to members of Russia’s organized-crime syndicates soured the deal. The partnership ended abruptly back in October.