Gansevoort Now the Cromwell

Gansevoort was supposed to have replaced Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall. Now Cromwell is replacing Gansevoort. That’s the name of the new luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

First luxury boutique hotel on the Strip

The former Bill’s Gamblin Hall on the Las Vegas Strip will now be known as the Cromwell. The Caesars Entertainment property, which recently underwent a $185 million renovation, calls itself the first luxury boutique hotel and casino in Las Vegas. It will host Giada di Laurentiis’s first restaurant venture and include a rooftop club designed by Victor Drai.

The architecture and design of the property was inspired by the Costes Hotel in Paris, reports USA Today. The accommodations recall Parisian lofts with distressed hardwood floors and “showers tiled with random English and French phrases.”

Caesars had to ditch the old name, Gansevoort, after the boutique hotelier was indirectly linked to Russian organized crime. That remote association came to light when Caesars applied for a casino license in Massachusetts. The casino operator was forced to withdraw from  Bay State competition due to the association. Stung by its rejection there, Caesars gave Gansevoort the boot.

The CDC Gaming Report took a few pokes at the new name, saying it doesn’t conjure images of Paris, but of English despot Oliver Cromwell, who executed King Charles I, waged war on Ireland, closed all the bars, and finally came to his own sad end, with his head on a pike.

The name may be a head-scratcher, but Karie Hall, the Cromwell’s general manager, says the property “will bring an exclusive experience to the Las Vegas Strip as a luxury lifestyle boutique hotel focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. Our partners Giada De Laurentiis and Victor Drai will inspire 360-degree day life, nightlife and dining experiences that you won’t find anywhere else in Las Vegas.”