New details emerged today about the 188-room boutique hotel and casino Caesars Entertainment is building in the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon space. The luxury property, which Caesars officially confirmed will be called The Cromwell, will open in the spring and will draw inspiration from Paris’ Coste Hotel, with accomodations modeled after Parisian loft-style apartments. Guests can secure reservations beginning February 24, with a presale available February 21 to those who register at TheCromwell.com.
Representatives for Caesars, which spent $185 million to renovate the property, say they will hire nearly 2,000 employees to staff the casino, a 65,000-square-foot rooftop nightclub/dayclub run by nightlife impresario Victor Drai, and celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ 260-person capacity restaurant, Giada.
Rooms and suites will feature distressed hardwood flooring, vintage luggage motif furnishings and black-and-white mosaic tiled showers, while the restaurant will incorporate al fresco dining, an exhibition kitchen and retractable windows that open to prime views of the Bellagio fountains. De Laurentiis aims to put her spin on traditional Italian cooking, while staying true to classic favorites. Signature bites will include lemon spaghetti, eggplant rollatini, Marsala herb chicken meatballs and lemon ricotta cookies.
The announcement caps a tumultuous makeover that began in 2012 when Caesars partnered with the trendy New York-based Gansevoort Hotel Group to revamp the space. But that relationship crumbled after Massachusetts gaming regulators raised questions about possible mob ties to Gansevoort in October. In December, Vegas Seven learned that Caesars had chosen a new name, The Cromwell, which sources said referred to the Cromwell Current, an unusual subsurface current in the Pacific Ocean that flows east while water on the surface flows west.