The luxury experience begins in the ascetic standalone lobby: Guests check-in at a modest podium and receive keys that automatically control the elevators, obviating the need for button-pushing of any kind.
The two properties are connected by an outdoor walkway.
One of the rarest amenities in Vegas is the parking at the Oasis.
Technology is also a big part of the guest experience at The Cromwell.
It was the first (and currently is the only) hotel in town to offer mobile key technology for digital keyless entry via smartphone (though in recent weeks the service has been spotty).
The world of Vegas hotels is always changing before our very eyes.
Sure, iconic destinations are still around -- the Bellagio with its dancing fountains out front, the Venetian with its Italian marble and sunken-level suites, and the Wynn Las Vegas for room-service congee (among other high-end perks).
Add to those classic options these newer boutique hotels and hotels-within-hotels.
The new entries are smaller, more intimate and often swankier than their hulking counterparts.
Today all 44 rooms have a hipster vibe, with metal furniture and turntables (there are records in the lobby).