· Privacy: The guest elevators at The Cromwell will be keycard access only. So if you're not a guest, you need to be with a guest to get up to the rooms.
· Complimentary coffee and pastries: The Cromwell will put out complimentary coffee and danishes on the guest floors. It's no nonfat skinny iced mocha with whip but it's coffee and you can walk out in your robe to get it.
· Guaranteed Access to Drai's Beachclub: The last time Victor Drai opened a pool scene at a hotel, things went very badly...for hotel guests. We've been told by the Cromwell folks that absolutely, without a doubt, will guests have access to Drai's Beachclub. They simply need to show their room key. As for the nightclub, we've been told guests will have "priority" but should make a reservation anyways. That said, if the club is not at capacity and you want to roll up, simply flashing your
breas, er, key card will work.
· Daily Happy Hour with the Hotel's General Manager: This is very cool and nearly unheard of in Vegas, although it's a standard practice for boutique brands like Kimpton and Andaz Hotels. The Cromwell will be using a reserved gaming space on the casino floor each afternoon at five for a happy hour with the general manager. We've been told wine and caviar will be served but the exact fare will probably change frequently.
Rates at The Cromwell are currently holding steady at $299 on opening night, May 21st. We've been told some more "unique" guest experiences will be unveiled closer to the opening. In the meantime, you can make your reservations here.
[Photos: The Cromwell/Facebook]