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The Cromwell hotel to open May 21 in Las Vegas

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Caesars Entertainment announced today that The Cromwell, the former site of Bill's Gamblin Hall on the Strip in Vegas, will open its doors to the public for stays beginning Wednesday May 21, 2014 ( according to a report by Lodging Magazine). Three days later, the much-anticipated Drai's rooftop playground and nightclub will debut at the property for Memorial Day weekend.

The Cromwell represents the outcome of a $185 million renovation of the former Bill's Gamblin Hall which commenced in February 2013. The hotel was to originally be called the Gansevoort. but apparent improprieties with the hotel management company of the same name forced Caesars to terminate their partnership.

The newly refurbished hotel features 169 rooms, 19 suites (ranging from 723 to 2,550 sq.ft. in size), a 40,000 sq.ft. casino, a Strip-view restaurant by Giada de Laurentis, several bars, a retail shop, and the Drai's day and nightlife rooftop playground. The architects and designers of the new buzz property made efforts from the outset to blend vintage and modern stylings, including Parisian-style awnings with ornate black railings which will punctuate each room.

The rooms feature hardwood floors with trunk-style furnishings. Baths/showers feature black-and-white mosaic tiles with witty English-French phrases decorating the walls. The property will offer PetStay rooms for guests with dogs weighing less than 50 pounds.

The 65,000 sq.ft. Drai's rooftop partyplex includes two oversized pools with daybeds, cabanas, and VIP bungalows.

Memorial weekend stays (Friday and Saturday, May 23 & 24) will cost $399 nightly (+ $25 resort fees plus taxes). Less expensive listed rooms on the website were midweek in June 2014, listed at $249 per night plus fees and taxes.



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