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10 Reasons Why You Should Stay At The Cromwell Right Now

Last updated: July 23, 2015 at 11:58 am. Posted by in The Cromwell. 1 Comment on 10 Reasons Why You Should Stay At The Cromwell Right Now.

Imagine being invited to the most exclusive soiree where you don’t know anybody but your date. And imagine once you step into the room, you’re immediately embraced by its beautiful, lively atmosphere and crowd. You’re officially ready to party.

That’s exactly you’ll feel by staying at Vegas’ boutique hotel, The Cromwell. Friday, June 12 marks the one-year anniversary of this stylish Las Vegas hotel. With only 188 rooms, one restaurant and one bustling rooftop nightclub, your vacation just transformed to the party of the year. If this doesn’t convince you just yet, here are 10 reasons why The Cromwell experience remains awesome. You’ll see exactly why we loved this hotel since its opening last June.

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1. Swanky check-in lounge

Talk about catching your attention – The Cromwell’s check-in lounge has that old-school, glam appeal that’s like a cross between a library and ultra-lounge. After you check in, a hotel attendant will escort you to the guest elevator and show you to your room. Meanwhile, you can ask any and every question to make the most out of your trip. Also, if you check in Friday or Saturday, you’ll receive a hangover solution.


The Cromwell’s chic, classy lobby area is only the beginning.

2. say what! complimentary Tea service for hotel guests 

Who doesn’t like tea? Or after a long night of partying, who doesn’t love coffee? Enjoy complimentary seasonal tea and coffee by the guest elevators on the main floor. This is also a great way to meet up friends or socialize with new ones. That said, The Cromwell puts a brand new spin to the traditional tea party. Pinky up!

3. Champagne toast at Bound

What better way to start your boutique hotel vacation than with a complimentary champagne toast? As a welcome from The Cromwell, hotel guests are invited to a special reception at Bound from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Toast to a legendary stay in Las Vegas with Moet and Chandon champagne. Bonus: Bound hosts live music from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Friday is a female vocalist (Nieve Malandra) and Saturday is a string duet (Strings Duo).


The beautiful champagne tower at Bound bar is easy on the eyes (and palate).

4. The décor

The decor at The Cromwell is both classy and whimsical: It’s almost like an extension of your favorite vintage boutique store, except you get to stay overnight. Quirky artwork. Wood flooring. Dark furnishings. Pops of color. The Cromwell just puts you in a certain kind of mood. Check it out for yourself and book the room of your dreams.

We are digging the artwork hanging over the dining area in the Cromwell’s Boulevard Suite (seen below).

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The Cromwell’s Boulevard Suite is perfect for a pre or post-party gathering.

5. It’s the little things that count

While each room presents a sultry feel, every guest will be treated like VIP thanks to the hotel’s intimate setting. Each standard guest room features a separate vanity with all the essentials. And unlike most hotels that just carry a hair dryer, each room here has a straightening iron. This makes primping and getting ready even more unique and exciting. Additionally,these boutique hotel rooms have either checkers or backgammon tables – this gives you a chance to have some fun and kill time.


Hollywood glam: Feel like a starlet with your own personal vanity space.

6. Giada’s delicious (and accommodating!) menu

Stay at the Cromwell, and you’re only steps away from famed chef Giada De Laurentiis’ first-ever restaurant, Giada. Even better if you have special dietary requests. While many places are catering to vegan and gluten-free needs, it’s still a challenge to get a meat-free, dairy-free or wheat-free plate (without getting an awkward reaction from your server or chef).

Giada welcomes every diner with specialty items available upon request. One of the popular appetizers that appeals to most is the marinated olives with herbs and citrus. Mmm. Other tantalizing vegan-friendly items include: pomodoro sauce (without dairy); farrotto (without pecorino cheese); grilled broccoli; cipollini (onions, agrodolce style) and wheat pasta upon request. Select sorbettis are also vegan.

The menu also has a slew of gluten-free dishes as well. Enjoy your tantalizing meal while admiring views of the Strip from the restaurant’s large retractable windows. Read about our personal dining experience and get excited about the delectable bites!

Wine and dine at Giada: Hosted by wine makers in conjunction with restaurant staff, this once-a-month event is both educational and interactive. For $200 per person, guests try the best wine and dinner pairings from Giada’s signature tasting menu. For more information, please call (855) 442-3271.

Tip: If you’re hanging out at Bound, Giada offers a separate menu for this bar. Or, if you want to enjoy these dishes without leaving your room, check out Giada’s in-room dining menu.


GIADA offers a bevy of fresh Italian fare, including veggie and gluten-free options.

7. Light fireworks from Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub

Why wait for fireworks on 4th of July and New Year’s Day when you can have them, hmm, whenever you want? At Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub rooftop, light your own personal fireworks and control the entire situation with a detonator. For 30 seconds, you can get the “Bang Bang Mang” for $9,000. But for a whopping $100,000, you can get “The Mission To Mars” which shoots off for a full three minutes. Boom!


Lights, fireworks, action: Make a statement on the heart of the Strip with your own personal fireworks show!

8. Rent an exclusive pool area at Drai’s

So fireworks may not be your thing. And that’s fine. But who can resist a dip at the beautiful Drai’s Beachclub Nightclub? Have the ultimate private pool party and secure one of the north mezzanine cabanas,  offering amazing views and exclusive access to the upper pool deck. For some school night fun, check out Drai’s Tuesday night Yacht Club party, which runs all night from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.

And speaking of parties, Drai’s hosts tons of sizzling acts this summer. See Chromeo July 31, Aug. 28 and Oct 9. Other headliners include The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Capital Cities, Iggy Azalea, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Akon, Too $hort, 50 Cent and much more.

If you’re a big EDM fan, here is a list of DJs taking over the turntables this summer. And since Drai’s also showcases tons of hip-hop and R&B acts, be on the lookout for your favorite artists.


Drai’s lovely rooftop view.

9. Interlude

Interlude is the place to just chill. From its plush seating and open tables, the atmosphere is way relaxing. While Interlude is tucked away from the neighboring casino and in its own world (no gaming here), you can still people-watch all the late-night partiers heading to Drai’s After Hours. The scintillating menu features something for everyone. For a refreshing cocktail, try the Velvet Rosa. It consists of Flor de Caña Silver Extra Dry rum, Briotlet Crème de Péche de Vigne, fresh white peach purée, cranberry juice, topped with Moet and Chandron champagne. No matter where you sit, you’ll instantly feel like a VIP.


Kick back, have a drink and people-watch at Interlude’s fancy non-gaming lounge.

10. Curios

Curious about Curios? This store is fantastic. It’s not your average gift shop where you pick up postcards, T-shirts, key chains and other typical trinkets. This quirky shop kicks it up a notch with a mix of eclectic and vintage-inspired finds. Authentic top hats. “Alice in Wonderland” merchandise. You name it. We’re fans of its candles, fun bowties and shiny accessories.


Deborah Anderson’s Marie Antoinette-inspired stationary and gift sets.

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I live for a crazy Vegas adventure, but not in ways you may think. Sure, our nightlife scene is all fun and dandy, but I love hitting up all the city's vegan spots, having staycations and catching shows by my favorite musical acts. Since I've ditched rainy Seattle 20+ years ago, I graduated from UNLV and covered Las Vegas hotel and entertainment articles for, the LA Times, Frommer's and our very own Total Vegas Blog. When I'm not writing, you'll find me hanging with my two girls, along with our shih-tzu and tiger cat.

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  1. Al Barta

    I stayed at The Cromwell in mid May 2014, just before the official opening of the pool and Drai’s nightclub. They did an excellent job of training their staff on the small details, and this in no way felt like a stay in a 3000+ room hotel where guests are herded from place to place. I will be happy to stay at The Cromwell again on my next visit to Las Vegas.