The Cromwell is the only boutique hotel on The Strip...And I. Love. It. I love it!
Being in hospitality, my husband and I are often invited to check a place out before they open to the general public. These dry runs given the venue and staff a chance to work out their kinks and practice on industry executives before welcoming guests. We always expect a few hiccups, and understand that it is a part of the process. But this?
This was flawless.
Fist of all, the build out is beautiful. On a street built off the idea that bigger is better, The Cromwell stands out with it's smaller stature and soft exterior. From the moment we pulled up to the valet, each and every employee was on point. They were knowledgable, gracious, and made just the right amount of personalized small talk while not being too chatty.
I'm not going to lie; re-conecpts can be scary. You never quite know if the rooms are going to feel new and modern. But The Cromwell knocked it out of the park! Everything in the guest room is new and feels fresh. The flatscreen TVs are encased in wooden frames, to match the food floors, which I died for! The beds are huge and so comfortable. And the accent pieces really work. From the purple headboard to the matching, wing backed chair, the sofa (not scene) and corner coffee table, the floor to ceiling standing mirror - It was all designed to feel sexy but give comfort.
And please don't even get me started on the bathroom. My attempt to photograph the shower was an epic failure - but it is magical!
The only things which remain from the original Bill's casino is, in fact, the casino. The famous red lighting still stands, but the rest has been revamped for a clean, fresh feeling.
Since this is Las Vegas, one could not go without a pool and nightlife. The Cromwell accomplishes both fronts with Drai's, which returns to the building after having spent 16 years at Bill's. This reimagined space is everything you could ask for, with an interior that feature state of the art lighting, staging, and sound, and an outdoor pool lay out that is just retro enough to feel super modern. The white and pink colors are gorgeous, but what really sets this place apart is the view.
I mean, you are truly center strip! Watching the venue come to life from the rendering to the real thing has been awesome.
Many couples that I talk to ask about booking a room block for their wedding guests. In a town with so much to offer, I often times tell brides and grooms to keep their immediate family and bridal party in one place, and let guests choose where they would like to stay on their own.
But I think that The Cromwell is the perfect place for a room block! With only 188 guest rooms and suites, taking even a smaller block of rooms would give you such a large presence - the space would really feel like your home! There are cool little bars, a really fun and eclectic gift shop, and the only thing that I didn't get to experience - famed chef Giada's restaurant!
What we DID enjoy was room service..And lots of it! We first enjoyed champagne (how could that be bad?!?) and a box of beautiful meats and cheese from the hotel, with nuts, pickles, spreads and crackers. Then, late night, we ordered burgers, salads, and desserts.
The next morning, we had breakfast in the lobby with fresh egg omelets, a granola and muesli bar, pastries, fruit, and coffee.