The Cromwell Las Vegas Finally to Reopen but to Adults Only
Caesars Entertainment has announced The Cromwell will reopen next week but only to adults 21 years of age or older.
In Las Vegas, most casino resorts and hotels reopened back in June into July. Caesars Entertainment decided that its boutique hotel and casino, The Cromwell, would delay its opening. Operators with multiple properties in Las Vegas were leery to open all properties at once due to lower tourism numbers. Caesars apparently feels comfortable reopening the property now, but it will only offer services to players 21 years of age or older.
Details of the Reopening
The Cromwell looks to offer an exclusive experience. Anyone under 21 will not be allowed inside the property, except for some amenities like the GIADA restaurant, which remains open to everyone. According to Ken Janssen, the senior vice president and general manager of the property, The Cromwell is the first standalone boutique hotel located on the Strip and it looks to provide an elevated lifestyle experience.
The property opened over six years ago as The Cromwell and before that, was known as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Saloon, from 2007 to 2013. This year, the property was closed due to gaming properties being shut down in the state after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. When casinos were allowed to reopen, Caesars decided to take a phased approach and The Cromwell was put on the back burner.
The casino and hotel will operate with safety protocols in place, just as Caesars has done with its other properties. Employees will be screened to ensure they do not have the virus, with masks worn by employees and guests on-site.
The Last to Reopen
When The Cromwell reopens on Thursday, it will be the last venue to open back up on the Strip. It is the 8th property owned by Caesars in Las Vegas to start operations once again. Caesars opened its Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s and others before moving on to this venue.
Caesars still has one more property remaining, the Rio All-Suites Hotel. This casino remains closed and is located off the Strip. It is unclear as to when this casino will reopen.
So, why did Caesars wait so long for The Cromwell? Why the 21 age limit? Essentially, it is unclear. Perhaps they are trying to bring in the big spenders, those who can drink as well as gamble. Maybe it is because of all the crime that has been taking place recently.
In Las Vegas, shootings and fights have become the norm. Perhaps Caesars thought that if they raise the age limit, they would not have to deal with immature people acting up inside their property. All along the Strip, individuals have been involved in altercations, some involving gun fire. However, these instances have included people in their 20s and 30s, so the age limit would not necessarily weed out such behavior.
It remains to be seen how this change will affect the casino and hotel. Will players be more willing to visit the property because it is 21+? Or will it keep younger people out and the venue loses out on possible revenues?
Live Entertainment to Resume
Along with the announcement of Caesars reopening The Cromwell, the company will be bringing back live entertainment at some venues. Harrah’s will bring back X Country, a topless show set to hold its first show next week. Caesars Palace will be bringing back ABSINTHE.
America’s Got Talent is a popular show in the US that brings talent to Las Vegas. Former contestants have shows in the area and plan to resume soon. This month, Piff the Magic Dragon will be back in business next week at the Flamingo. In November, Tape Face the mime will be offering a show once again.