Stay at The Cromwell for a the Girls’ Weekend of Your Dreams
Written By: Elizabeth Nutt The Perfect Girls’ Weekend in Las Vegas
Photographed By: Angel Manuel
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Planning a girls trip is easy: Pick a date, gather your gals and prepare for a weekend of laughter, adventure and some serious bonding time. Oh, wait—then you have to think about all of the pesky details that go into pulling off the ultimate getaway. Planning the perfect girls weekend requires selecting a fabulous destination, for one, and then there’s the task of exploring options for lodging and crafting the perfect itinerary. And that’s where things get tricky. Especially because when it comes to planning a girls weekend, the West Coast truly has it all; there are myriad options for every type of girls group, from desert to ocean, city to mountains. With so many choices and incredible destinations—all of which are easily accessible whether you’re driving, flying or taking the train—how is it even possible to decide where you’ll go, let alone how you’ll tailor your weekend specifically for you and your friends?
Well, rest assured: It is possible to plan the most memorable, epic girls’ weekend because we did the legwork for you, scouring some pretty impressive luxury hotels from north to south, and east to west. As a result, we’re confident that we’ve found something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to pop champagne at a downtown rooftop, paddleboard on the Pacific, get pampered like A-listers at a top-notch spa, party poolside all day or book a private outdoor yoga class, we’ve got you covered. Check out the fourth installment in our guide to the six best West Coast girls weekend getaways (we’re pretty certain you’ll want to do them all), which are sure to keep you and your girls smiling from check-in to checkout.
Drai’s Dayclub and Nightclub
Pack lightly when you head to The Cromwell Las Vegas, for two reasons: 1. The hotel has everything you could possibly need. The rooms themselves will provide you with everything from flat irons to an entire minibar filled with high-end toiletries available for purchase. 2. You will shop. The Cromwell is next to The Strip’s best shopping, including the Forum Shops at Caesars and the retail promenade at The LINQ Hotel, The Cromwell’s sister property.
Because The Cromwell is run almost entirely by women, they are already a few steps ahead of you in thinking of the hotel as a place for the perfect girls weekend in Sin City. From expansive security, including in the elevators, to in-suite vanity areas that feature Hollywood-style mirrors and natural lighting, to bathrooms stocked with luxury Muk bath products, you and your girls will feel completely taken care of during your stay in one of the hotel’s Parisian-style, rooms.
And then there’s award-winning female celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’s namesake restaurant, GIADA, which offers the perfect setting to kick off your girls’ weekend. The restaurant boasts a warm atmosphere, comfortable furniture, an upbeat and social vibe and breathtaking views of the Bellagio Fountain and Caesars Palace from its patio. At GIADA, you can kick back, order a few bottles of wine and some lighter, healthier Italian fare such as vegetable bolognese, or gluten-free pasta—the perfect meal before a big night out. GIADA also offers breakfast and lunch, and caters 24/7 in-room dining, should you desperately need that late-night pizza.
You’ll probably spend the rest of the weekend posted up somewhere at Drai’s, The Cromwell’s rooftop beach club/nightclub. Palm trees and panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip surround the two pools, and the latest DJ talents are always on hand to provide the music. Spend the day partying poolside and get your tan on before you head inside to gear up for round two. And if you’re wondering what happens during the transition between daytime and nighttime at Drai’s, don’t fret—the hotel offers an innovative food truck program, with local vendors that arrive just in time to help you refuel before continuing the party.
And when it comes to rejuvenating after a long day of poolside cocktails, you’ll absolutely want to check out one of renowned mixologist Salvatore Calabrese’s espresso-based concoctions, such as the Never Say Goodnight, which is served in the traditional Italian Moka pot at Bound, the hotel’s sophisticated lobby bar. And make sure to book a private blackjack table in the reserved gaming area for you and your girls at The Cromwell’s Casino. The casino is the perfect low-key and small-scale gambling spot to kill a few hours while you wait for the party to get started.
Of course, the strip is chock-full of some of the world’s most entertaining nightclubs and bars, but you’ll be excited to learn The Cromwell offers one of the strip’s best late-night bars: Drai’s After Hours, an until-the-sun-rises after party that continues at The Cromwell’s basement level. And if you need to head to brunch straight from Drai’s in your clothes from the evening before, worry not, because what happens in Vegas…
Three Must-Do Activities:
1. Take a 30-minute ride on The LINQ’s High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel
2. Book a luxurious salon or spa treatment at one of many nearby hotels
3. Get an adrenaline rush on a Las Vegas zipline
3595 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
866.245.5745 | www.caesars.com/cromwell
S Q U A D /// Goals. Get Everything You Need in Sin City on Your Girls’ Weekend at The Cromwell.