SLS Las Vegas just announced that they will be opening a week earlier then schedule. Opening date for SLS Las Vegas is now August 23rd. The hotel is being built using the bones of the Sahara which closed in 2011. The hotel towers remain in tact but will be renovated. The same can’t be said for the casino, showroom and restaurants. That building was gutted and will have a new floor plan. Let’s look at what to expect from SLS Las Vegas when it opens later this summer.
SLS Las Vegas has three different hotel towers each with a different type of room. The Story Tower has the smallest rooms. These rooms start at just 325 square feet. That’s about as small as you’ll find on the Vegas strip. The design work in these rooms should make the rooms feel slightly larger. The World Tower will feature mid-sized rooms. These rooms will be as large as 400 square feet which is around the size of your average hotel room in Las Vegas. These rooms were designed by world famous French designer Philippe Starck. If you’re familiar with SLS hotels then you might feel most comfortable in the Lux Tower. This tower offers your more traditional SLS-style rooms. These are the largest rooms starting at 425 square feet.
If you’re looking to step up your vacation SLS Las Vegas will offer multiple types of suites from 600 square feet. Unlike many hotels in Las Vegas they will offer suites with two queen beds in one bedroom instead of just one king.
SLS Las Vegas will have dining for just about any mood and occasion. 800 Degrees is a pizza restaurant that comes to us from Los Angeles. Bazaar Meats by Jose Andreas will fill your carnivorous cravings. Cleo will offer classic American dishes with a twist and old Hollywood flair. The Griddle Cafe is set to be an over the top breakfast experience. Katsuya is a sushi restaurant designed by Phillippe Starck. Ku Noodle is your other Asian influenced dining option. The Perq will be the place to grab a cup of coffee. Last but not least you can pile on the food at the SLS Buffet.
The casino at SLS Las Vegas will be 60,000 square feet. For comparison this is about the same size as the casino at The Quad and larger than the casino at The Cromwell (formerly Bill’s). The casino will consist of 70-80 table games and 800 video poker and slot machines. The sportsbook will be combined with Umami Burger giving you a sportsbook/bar/restraurant. There will also be a high limits room, a few poolside blackjack tables and a small lounge/casino open at night called the Bazaar Casino.
Bars & Clubs
If you remember the Sahara you might remember its infamous theater. That part of the casino has been carved out to host LiFE, the largest of 3 nightclubs at SLS Las Vegas. Foxtail will be an indoor/outdoor nightclub/lounge while Sayers Club will be a more intimate nightclub with space for live music. Both LiFe and Foxtail will offer daytime partiers a place to get their dayclub on.
If you prefer a more traditional bar experience you can grab a drink at the Center Bar or at Monkey Bar in the lobby.
Note: SLS Las Vegas is located on the corner of Sahara and Las Vegas Blvd.