Where the former Sahara casino once stood, the SLS Las Vegas is finishing construction and is slated to open on Labor Day weekend this year. Its opening will mark the first standalone luxury casino and resort built on the strip in quite some time, so there is a lot of anticipation around the opening. How do you feel about this new Las Vegas luxury hotel?
If you’ve driven the Las Vegas Strip lately, you may have noticed some major construction going on just below the Stratosphere, near the northern end of the Strip. There are two major projects here, the first of which is the SLS Las Vegas, a 1,600-room luxury casino resort from growing hospitality company sbe. This will be the fourth SLS property in the US (New York, South Beach and LA, while sbe also operates Redbury Hotels and the Raleigh in South Beach).
The just announced opening date is Labor Day weekend, and this will be the most notable new hotel opening in the city at least since the Nobu Hotel a year ago, which I reviewed in detail in this column. The big difference is that while Nobu was a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace, the SLS Las Vegas is a full-blown standalone property. Read More