Drai's After Hours will return to its original location inside the basement of the former Bill's Gamblin' Hall, just one part of a new Victor Drai on-property empire including a gigantic nightclub and dayclub. When Bill's re-opens as The Cromwell resort this spring, the impresario will host 78,000 square feet of nightlife from the roof to the basement, all bearing his name.
First revealed by Eater Vegas, the 13,000-square-foot creation revives the after hours themes Drai began in 2000, after three years of focus on his underground location as a restaurant. The Drai's After Hours concept is now housed at Bally's, in a 6,000-square-foot, two room space. A name change will be inevitable once The Cromwell opens.
At Bally's the temporary incarnation describes itself as featuring "over-the-top opulence of black and gold décor, the ambience reflects a vintage mansion style." The Cromwell describes their forthcoming version as receiving only "a slight makeover" with renderings suggesting a lilac, plum and orchid design palette rather than the original, gaudy ruby red and animal print details.
On the roof of the hotel, Drai will also debut a rooftop pool dayclub scene and an indoor outdoor nightclub, mapping 65,000 square feet and a view of the Strip from the 11th floor.
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