In typical Gansevoort fashion, the Gansevoort Las Vegas will have a killer rooftop with 65,000-sq.ft of partying room , complete with pools, cabanas and even a concert space. Additionally, Drai's nightclub which was one of the biggest draws to Bill's, will still be open in the hotel, yet it will move downstairs to its original basement space. Victor Drai, the legendary Vegas nightclub manager, will also manage the Gansevoort Las Vegas' pool deck. (We just hope they have a better policy for accepting hotel guests than the Drai's over at the W Hotel in Hollywood.)
We were rather shocked to hear this bit of news, mainly because it was so unexpected. As always, we will cautiously watch how this unfolds. With boutique hotels in Vegas, we've definitely learned to manage our expectations. Yet it seems to be a bona fide trend. After all, SLS Las Vegas is expected to open in 2014 as well as Delano Las Vegas inside the Mandalay Bay. So the Gansevoort should fit right in. That is, if it happens.
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