Cromwell Hotel Poised to Shake Up Vegas Strip
By Kevin Okeeffe
You've been to Las Vegas plenty of times, enjoyed your stays at The Cosmopolitan, but you're looking for something different. Something new. Something hip. Something with a Giada De Laurentiis restaurant.
This spring, Caesars Entertainment is opening The Cromwell, a new luxury hotel and casino, on the Strip. With only 188 rooms and suites, it's surprisingly small for the Strip. But what it lacks in rooms, it makes up for in what the general manager, Karie Hall, describes as "360-degree day life, nightlife and dining experiences."
Chief among those experiences is celebrity chef De Laurentiis' first restaurant, GIADA, which will be The Cromwell's in-house eatery. The Italian restaurant will be located on the second floor.
“I’m so excited, not only to be opening my very first restaurant, but to be one of the first female chefs on the Las Vegas Strip,” De Laurentiis said of the new venture.
The hotel will also feature three clubs created by nightlife expert Victor Drai.
Caesars, the LGBT-friendly gaming corporation, spent $185 million renovating the space that was once Bill's Gamblin' Hall. The Cromwell's location was initially planned to be home to The Gansevoort, a New York-run hotel, but plans changed because of a gaming probe in Massachussets.
Pre-sale for rooms at The Cromwell starts Feb. 21, and public sales three days later. Read more about the Cromwell here.