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Photos: Giada De Laurentiis receives Key to the Strip at Cromwell ribbon cutting

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Christopher DeVargas

Clark Counry Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani present chef Giada De Laurentiis with the Key to the Las Vegas Strip during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Cromwell on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The Cromwell is the first standalone boutique hotel on the Strip.

The Cromwell Ribbon Cutting and Tour

Clark Counry Commissioner Steve Sisolak, Giada De Laurentiis, and Gary Loveman, ceo and president of Caesars Entertainment, say a few words during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Cromwell, Wednesday May 21, 2014. The Cromwell is the first stand-alone boutique hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip. Launch slideshow »

Food Network celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis was presented with a Key to the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday afternoon.

It was a quiet ceremony by Clark County Commissioners as she fussed over pots and pans, tasted menu recipes, set furniture in place and arranged tables at her new restaurant Giada that opens June 3 at the new Cromwell casino hotel at center Strip.

Giada hardly had time to take a break to proudly hold up the key up for an official photograph.

The ceremony took place after a ribbon cutting by Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman marking the opening of the transformed Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon (and before that the Barbary Coast) into the first standalone boutique hotel on the Strip.

Our preview of Victor Drai’s dazzling 65,000-square-foot Beach Club and Nightclub, which opens tonight for friends and family and to the public on Friday, atop the Cromwell was posted Wednesday afternoon.

The Cromwell features 188 luxurious rooms, including 19 super-suites, a lobby bar named Bound, central lounge Interlude, a 40,000-square-foot casino, Giada and remarkable retail store Curios.

Be sure to ask for the erotic British items on sale, the sexy and edgy photos that decorate the suites and the special exclusive packages hidden under the counter being offered by Hollywood celebrities you won’t find anywhere else.

So secret even I’m forbidden to write about them!

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