A double celebration hit Las Vegas over Memorial Day Weekend with the official opening of Drai's Beach Club - Nightclub and The Cromwell. After more than 15 years of imagining his dream nightclub, Victor Drai officially opened the doors to his 65,000 square foot rooftop venue on May 23, 2014. (Read LATF's interview with Victor HERE). At ground level, The Cromwell, Las Vegas' newest boutique hotel, officially welcomed its first guests with a celebratory ribbon cutting on May 21, 2014, unveiling 188 rooms including 19 suites.
The Cromwell enjoys a prime location on the Strip and is the city's first standalone boutique hotel. The hotel recently underwent a $185 million renovation in February 2013 and features an impressive array of entertainment options, including Bound by Salvatore, the hotel lobby bar featuring world renowned master mixologist Salvatore Calabrese; Interlude, a casino lounge perfectly located and sure to be the central hub of the hotel; The Abbey, a reserved gaming salon; a 40,000-square-foot casino with 66 table games and 440 slot machines and GIADA, Giada De Laurentiis' first restaurant (opening June 3).
To enter Drai's visionary new take on nightlife, guests make their way to the roof via six express elevators from The Cromwell casino floor, and are whisked to the roof top where they are met with the incredible reveal; showcasing the nightclub, the beach club and a panoramic view of Las Vegas that is truly unmatched in the city. "This is a dream for me," said Victor Drai. "We have created the next frontier for Vegas nightlife and we did it on a roof that before now was wasted space. That's what I love about Las Vegas – if you have a vision, the right team and partners, you really can make the impossible happen."
Already being heralded by Robin Leach with the eye-catching headline, "There is no other club in America like this," Drai's is now home to world-renowned Resident DJ's and 360 degree views of Vegas below and above. Additionally, Drai's has created an unprecedented menu of services, amenities and surprises ranging from the sublime private cabanas to unbelievable ultra-luxury packages which are setting the bar for VIP service in Las Vegas. Drai's is also the only club where fireworks can be set off high above the Las Vegas Strip (day or night). Packages and menus include:
- Luxury Packages range from $5,000 to $15,000--
- The Luminous of the Gods, a 16-bottle setup of Dom Perignon Luminous (perhaps the most club-ready of prestige Champagnes, with its glowing labels) for $15,000.
- $737,000 Package, which includes a private jet charter for you and anywhere in the U.S. from 8 to 50 of your closest friends, plus accommodations at The Cromwell, fireworks and 100 bottles of Ace of Spades Champagne.
If lighting your very own fireworks show has always been a dream, Drai's will make it a reality with their Fire in the Sky packages, which complement their copious bottles of Dom Luminous with a detonator.
In addition to the 169 standard accommodations which are reminiscent of Parisian style, and create a residential feel with distressed hardwood flooring, vintage luggage and trunk-style furnishings, The Cromwell debuted its 19 impressive suites this week, ranging from a 723-square-foot one-bedroom to the 2,550-square-foot, six-bedroom Cromwell Suite. All suites are strategically positioned for guests to enjoy unrivaled views of the Strip from several vantage points, and are equipped with full-size refrigerators, wet bars that can be stocked based on guest preference, steam showers, deep soaking tubs, and popular gaming table elements, including pool tables or pin ball machines.
Both The Cromwell and Drai's Beach Club - Nightclub are now open.