NEW YORK—W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, made its much anticipated Sin City debut with the Dec. 1 opening of W Las Vegas. W transformed a 289-room tower of SLS Las Vegas, providing guests an elevated hotel-within-a-hotel experience, located on the emerging North End of the Vegas Strip.
“If there are two things in this world that were truly made for each other, it’s W Hotels and Las Vegas,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide.“After nearly two decades of anticipation, W Las Vegas will show guests a different side of the strip, offering an unexpected and irreverent twist on the typical Sin City experience.”
Built by PENTA Building Group designed by Gensler in collaboration with AvroKO Hospitality Group, guests arrive at the welcome desk and are invited into the brand’s signature living room to mix and mingle. Evoking a sense of Vegas glamour, the living room bar was inspired by casino gaming tables, while intimate seating nooks nod to the hotel’s original mid-century incarnation as the Sahara. Behind the bar, a neon art “desert garden” by artist Keith Lemley transforms the space from day to night.
Bold and energetic, the 289 rooms at W Las Vegas were designed by Philippe Starck in collaboration with Gensler. Each room features a cheeky interpretation of luxury hospitality that Starck is known for. The hotel’s 2,382-square-foot Extreme WOW Suite (designed by multi-talented artist Lenny Kravitz) adorns the top of the tower, and is highlighted by a spacious balcony with mountain views.
W Las Vegas features three floors (and 15,000 square feet) of brand new meeting and event space. The adjacent SLS Las Vegas hotel serves up an additional 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.
The rooftop WET Deck provides an intimate escape to see and be seen in a private cabana or at the destination bar. Maximizing its North Strip location, the WET Deck offers panoramic views of the Stratosphere and desert mountains, all from its discrete rooftop perch. Art from local and international muralists and photographers converge to make the space truly unique. The AWAY Spa, located on the hotel’s second floor, offers signature spa treatments for guests to detox (before a welcomed retox). Designed in pure white, playful elements such as large faux-pearl key rings, lockers featuring bright pink interiors, and artful hand sculptures add a touch of whimsy. FIT, the 24-hour fitness center at W Las Vegas, offers guests access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Guests of W Las Vegas are able to indulge in award-winning restaurants throughout SLS Las Vegas. The property boasts seven eateries, including on-site coffee shop The Perq; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen which is available 24 hours a day; Bazaar Meat by José Andrés; Katsuya; Cleo; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; and Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book. For a more intimate setting, guests can always enjoy a meal in the privacy of their room with the hotel’s all-hours room service menu.
For W guests, nightlife experiences are just an elevator ride away at SLS Las Vegas including The Sayers Club; Foxtail Nightclub; and The Foundry.