LAS VEGAS—SLS Las Vegas, the lifestyle-driven resort by SBE, will open its doors at midnight as the first major casino resort debuting in Las Vegas in several years. A $415 million renovation of the legendary Sahara Hotel, the SLS Las Vegas is SBE’s largest hotel to date.
“The opening of SLS Las Vegas is a major milestone, not only for the expansion of the SLS Hotels brand, but for the future of Las Vegas,” said Sam Nazarian, founder, chairman and CEO, SBE. “We’re very excited to welcome guests to experience the property and the incredible concepts we’ve built with our dedicated partners, and we look forward to watching the North end of The Strip continue to grow.”
SLS is one of a handful of recent projects refueling the local economy. Through the combined vision of Nazarian, James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés as the property’s culinary director, and design icon Philippe Starck consulting through Gensler, SLS Las Vegas offers standout service and stylish rooms complemented by the best of SBE’s brands under one roof.
Every element of SLS Las Vegas’ guestrooms, multi-concept restaurants, and social atmospheres was conceptualized by Starck and Gensler. The property features more than 1,600 rooms in three distinctive towers—World, Story, and Lux. In addition, an exclusive collection of high-end suites was designed by Lenny Kravitz and Kravitz Design Inc.
SLS Las Vegas offers a diverse range of cuisine including José Andrés’ Bazaar Meat, a carnivorous reinvention of his famed restaurant The Bazaar. A mix of new and re-imagined concepts include the Mediterranean escape Cleo; Katsuya by Starck; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; iconic breakfast hotspot, The Griddle Cafe and Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book, featuring an outdoor patio and a sports book operated by global gaming leader William Hill. The property also introduces all-new concepts like Ku Noodle, a casual Asian eatery also by Andrés, The SLS Buffet and The Perq.
Additionally, SLS Las Vegas introduces three nightlife concepts. LiFE is a 20,000-square-foot mega club featuring a rooftop pool and emerging DJ talent. Foxtail delivers a sophisticated yet edgy nighttime atmosphere highlighted by open format music and celebrity appearances, with the adjoining Foxtail Pool Club that comes to life during the day. SLS Las Vegas also welcomes the second location of The Sayers Club, one of Los Angeles’ best-loved live music venues.
Along with standout dining and nightlife, SLS Las Vegas offers an array of entertainment experiences on property including a 60,000-square-foot casino floor featuring nearly 800 slot machines. Additionally, SLS Las Vegas offers a 10,000-square-foot Fred Segal shopping experience as the property’s exclusive retailer, and for a luxurious retreat, guests can indulge at Ciel Spa and the property’s salon.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the newest resort experience on The Strip and confident that guests will enjoy the range of amenities on property,” said Rob Oseland, president and COO of SLS Las Vegas. “We’re excited to see our vision for the property come to fruition and look forward to creating memorable experiences for our guests for many years to come.”