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SLS Las Vegas Debuts As First Major Las Vegas Resort Opening In Several Years

$415 Million Property Reinvigorates North End of the Las Vegas Strip with Outstanding Collection of Culinary and Entertainment Concepts

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After years in the making, SLS Las Vegas, the lifestyle-driven resort by global hospitality leader 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 highly anticipated SLS Las Vegas introduces an unparalleled resort experience as sbe's largest hotel to date. SLS Las Vegas builds on the SLS Hotels' distinguished reputation in an approachable setting with elevated style, intriguing design and an impressive collection of award-winning dining and nightlife concepts bringing renewed energy to the North end of The Strip.

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"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."

As one of a handful of recent projects refueling the local economy, SLS Las Vegas is ushering in a new era in the city. Through the combined vision of Nazarian, James Beard award-winning chef Jose Andres as the property's culinary director and design icon Philippe Starck consulting through Gensler, SLS Las Vegas sets the standard for Las Vegas hospitality with standout service and stylish rooms complemented by the best of sbe's celebrated brands under one roof.

Every element of SLS Las Vegas' guest rooms, multi-concept restaurants and social atmospheres was conceptualized by Starck and Gensler. Featuring more than 1,600 rooms in three distinctive towers – World, Story and Lux – each space was designed with elegance and sophistication. 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 Jose Andres' Bazaar Meat, a carnivorous reinvention of his famed restaurant The Bazaar. A mix of new and re-imagined concepts include the Mediterranean escape CleoKatsuya 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 Andres, The SLS Buffet and The Perq.

Additionally, SLS Las Vegas introduces three premier nightlife concepts that will energize the guest experience with cutting-edge technology and immersive entertainment. A celebration of sight, sound, scene and form, 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."

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SLS Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers, 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of sbe's acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands. Opening Aug. 23, SLS Las Vegas provides an approachable experience featuring multiple unparalleled nightlife offerings including Hollywood favorite, The Sayers Club, the edgy and sophisticated nightclub, Foxtail and mega-club, LiFE. Additionally, SLS Las Vegas offers an impressive selection of dining concepts including Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres; Katsuya by Starck; Cleo; Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book; Ku Noodle; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; The Griddle Cafe; The SLS Buffet and The Perq. The property also hosts a 10,000-square-foot Fred Segal retail experience, the intimate and luxurious Ciel Spa and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SLS Las Vegas, please visit and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

sbe is a creative hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is dedicated to delivering the best in design, culinary and entertainment. Already a proven leader in the hospitality and real estate industries, sbe has over 80 properties currently operating or in development, and has expanded several of its flagship brands including SLS Hotels, Katsuya, The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Hyde Lounge nationally and internationally. Founded in 2002 by Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately held company.  More information about sbe can be obtained at, or by downloading the sbe App.


Hospitality group sbe opens new luxury resort SLS Las Vegas, Aug. 23, 2014


New all-encompassing resort and casino, SLS Las Vegas features three distinctive towers, and boasts a collection of sbe’s acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands.


From signature dining to masterful mixology, and enlivening design, SLS Las Vegas offers the best of global hospitality leader sbe's renowned brands all under one roof.

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