Whether it be called Bill's Gamblin' Hall, The Gansevoort or possibly The Cromwell the corner boutique hotel slowly being built across from Caesars Palace will now include a 13,000-square-foot basement nightclub, in addition to the inside-out party destination destined for the roof. This new, equally unnamed subterranean project takes over space previous allocated for forthcoming hotel operations.
Victor Drai, nightclub impresario and the future top-floor resident, began working in that very basement in 1997, first with a restaurant, before transforming the concept into an after-hours space in 2000. Now, Drai's After Hours has migrated to Bally's and at his construction site, a swarm of workers are building a 65,000-square-foot rooftop pool and dayclub and nightclub all featuring his name.
When the hotel is ultimately named, you won't be able to miss it. Fifteen exterior wall signs have been proposed, including video screens that total 3,360 square feet. A skinnier, 16-foot-tall video screen will snake round the building, facing the Strip and Flamingo Road, creating a 210 feet long billboard.
Aiming for completion later this year, the resort will host 186 hotel rooms and a single, primary restaurant from Food Network TV star Giada De Laurentiis. Caesars Entertainment was forced to jettison the Gansevoort Hotel Group as a partner in the $185 million hotel back in October 2103 after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission found suspected mob ties with one of Gansevoort's investors.
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