New Vegas Hotel to Hire 900

The Cromwell, Caesars Entertainment’s new boutique hotel-casino, a mid-market property on the Las Vegas Strip, is gearing up for its grand opening in May. Its Drai’s nightclub operation (l.) will hire an additional 300 people.

Hotel rooms start at 9

The new Cromwell, a Caesars Entertainment property in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, will open to guests Wednesday, May 21. The rooftop Drai’s dayclub and nightclub will open three days later for Memorial Day Weekend. Giada de Laurentiis will open her Italian restaurant at the property around the same time.

The new boutique hotel-casino, which recently underwent a $185 million renovation, was built around the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Originally known as the Barbary Coast, the property closed a year ago for the renovation. The Cromwell will include a 188-room hotel, 40,000 square feet of gaming floor, a hotel lobby bar and lounge area.

De Laurentiis’ 260-seat restaurant, called Giada, will be located on the second floor of the Cromwell. It is the TV chef’s first such venture and will feature views of the Strip, the Bellagio fountains, Caesars Palace and Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shops.

The Cromwell will hire 900 people for the property in the coming months. Drai’s will hire another 300 people to staff its club.

Hotel rooms are already on sale. Standard rooms will start at $249 per night. The hotel will also have 19 suites and a 2,550-square-foot presidential suite.

“The rooms are amazing, but the Cromwell will be more about the personalized service,” General Manager Karie Hall told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “With 188 rooms, you get to know your customer, especially repeat customers. The Cromwell will be more than just the room product.”

The Cromwell was supposed to have been called the Gansevoort Las Vegas. The New York-based hotelier got the boot after one of its investors was alleged to have tied to Russian organized crime. That association was enough to force Caesars out of the bidding for a  Massachusetts casino license.