New Vegas Suites: The Cromwell and Delano

The Cromwell Presidential Suite offers top-of-the-line luxury.

The Cromwell Presidential Suite offers top-of-the-line luxury.

You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but checking out the top suite of a hotel can be a pretty good indication of what that property is all about. Travel Agent takes a look at the primo accommodations at two new Las Vegas Strip hotels—and we’ll let you draw your own conclusions.

The Cromwell

Opened at the end of May, The Cromwell, affiliated with Caesars, is a swanky boutique hotel on the Strip. The top pick here is The Cromwell Suite, a 2,550-square-foot, five-room escape with hardwood herringbone floors and decked out in black and cream leather, mohair, and velvet in black and cream. Decor highlights include smoked mirrors and custom-made crystal chandeliers.

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The suite has three bedrooms with walk-in closets, a parlor, and a formal dining room that seats eight. There’s a wet bar and refrigerator, and guests can have both custom-stocked. We also hear there is a lounge area with a pool table. Some notable touches in the suite include the steam shower and deep soaking tub in the master bath. There are a total of three full and one half baths, and each has special Muk amenities.

And for that Vegas touch, check out the antique slot machine from the private Caesars Entertainment collection. There are also 55-inch TVs in all rooms, and guests have access to a mini Mac. Guests of the hotel are entitled to free breakfast each morning. Fresh options include made-to-order omelets (including egg whites-only), bacon, sausage, yogurt and fruit.

The Cromwell, the product of a $225 million renovation of Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, is also home to Giada de Laurentiis’ first restaurant endeavor, Giada. On the roof of the hotel, guests will find Drai’s Beach Club and Night Club, but VIPs should note that this is pure party central. This is not the pool to lounge by for some R&R. But if you’re looking to see and be seen while dancing to house music and sipping fancy cocktails, then you have come to the right spot.

Agents can direct queries to General Manager Karie Hall ([email protected], 702-733-3170). For any special requests at any of the Anthology Suites, contact Assistant Hotel Manager Adam Calig (702-785-6677).

Delano at Mandalay Bay

The separate-tower/separate entrance THEhotel at MGM Resorts’ Mandalay Bay is in the middle of a transformation that will see it reopen in September as the Delano Las Vegas. The upgrades to the all-suite hotel will likely not affect most rooms’ footprints, but will make the spaces much brighter.

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The revived hotel’s Penthouse Suite, which will reportedly cover a full 1,640 square feet, has three seating areas—a living room, a dining room and a cocktail space. The living room will have lounge seating in gray and a gold tree trunk-inspired coffee table. The dining area will have a table for eight with bench seating on one side and traditional chairs on the other. The cocktail area is a good meeting space for families or small groups.

A highlight of the room will be the chandelier made of bronze rings that hangs from the coffered ceiling. For any questions or special requests, reach out to Chief Concierge Doug Ward ([email protected]).