Guests enjoy table games at The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, April 21. (Elizabeth Watts/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Las Vegas is about constant change, and the former site of Barbary Coast and Bill's Gamblin' Hall has a new resident.
The Cromwell is a luxury boutique hotel that opened its main level on Monday, already hosting its first gamblers.
Situated at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, the casino floor is now open and construction is nearly complete.
The Cromwell opened its doors at 4 p.m.
"We were walking past and it looks great inside, so we came in to check it out," one of the property's first guests said.
"The casino is beautiful. I have to say it's beautiful," said another.
The casino floor is 40,000 square feet of slots and table games. The hotel features 188 rooms and suites, and Caesars Entertainment put more than $185 million into the property's renovation.
In fact, everything you'll find inside The Cromwell is new except for vintage Barbary Coast chandeliers.
"It's modern, but it's a throwback to when people dressed up to go out. It was special, and we really want to bring that back to Las Vegas," said Karie Hall, vice president and general manager of The Cromwell.
For now, the rooms and suites are only open to invited guests, but the property is taking reservations. The hotel has created about 2,000 jobs.
Nightclub developer Victor Drai is designing a beach club and nightclub, which you will find on the top floor beginning on Memorial Day weekend. Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is slated to open a restaurant on the property the same weekend.
The hotel will open to all guests on May 21.
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