The Cromwell - Ideal for a Wedding Room Block on The Strip

The Cromwell Las Vegas. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The Cromwell Las Vegas. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

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.

The check in and concierge desk have a library feel.  It's a little dark, and a little sexy, but very intimate.  And the service is top notch! Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The check in and concierge desk have a library feel.  It's a little dark, and a little sexy, but very intimate.  And the service is top notch! Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

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.

The Cromwell Las Vegas feels very modern, with flat screen TVs, super comfortable beds, dark wood, and purple accents.  Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The Cromwell Las Vegas feels very modern, with flat screen TVs, super comfortable beds, dark wood, and purple accents.  Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

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 original lighting and red accents are all that remain from the original building. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The original lighting and red accents are all that remain from the original building. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

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.  

Drai's Beach Club.  Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Drai's Beach Club.  Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

During the day, Drai's will operate the pool deck and cabanas.  Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

During the day, Drai's will operate the pool deck and cabanas.  Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

I mean, you are truly center strip!  Watching the venue come to life from the rendering to the real thing has been awesome.  

Drai's is now open!  Photo courtesy of Getty Images and The Daily Mail.

Drai's is now open!  Photo courtesy of Getty Images and The Daily Mail.

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!  

Giada's is the famous chef's first restaurant.  The white on white, wooden accents, and rustic but elegant feel are warm and inviting - just like her TV persona!  I cannot wait to try it! Photo courtesy of The Cromwell.  

Giada's is the famous chef's first restaurant.  The white on white, wooden accents, and rustic but elegant feel are warm and inviting - just like her TV persona!  I cannot wait to try it! Photo courtesy of The Cromwell.  

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.

Our In room picnic - Many thanks to Karie Hall and the entire Cromwell Team.

Our In room picnic - Many thanks to Karie Hall and the entire Cromwell Team.

Super cool egg display at The Cromwell- I will be doing this at my next brunch!

Super cool egg display at The Cromwell- I will be doing this at my next brunch!

The next morning, we had breakfast in the lobby with fresh egg omelets, a granola and muesli bar, pastries, fruit, and coffee. 

Breakfast done well is one of my favorite meals - The Cromwell's offerings were perfect.  I should know....I tried it all!

Breakfast done well is one of my favorite meals - The Cromwell's offerings were perfect.  I should know....I tried it all!

Kudos to The Cromwell for a successful opening.  I cannot thank Karie Hall enough for inviting us down.  And a BIG thank you to the entire team who worked so hard and made us feel so special.  Congratulations and well done!

For more information, visit The Cromwell or contact me here.

 

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Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.

An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for The Engage Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more.  Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!

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