Starwood Hotels & Resorts to renovate SLS Las Vegas

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed SLS Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip and Sahara Boulevard. Owned by Las Vegas Resort Holdings, the three hotel towers, encompassing more than 1,600 guestrooms and suites, will be branded by the end of this year under Starwood's Tribute Portfolio, while the 289-room "LUX Tower" will be converted to a W Hotel upon completion of a renovation in 2016.

The W Las Vegas conversion will include the addition of a W Living Room (the W brand's take on the traditional hotel lobby), a dedicated entrance for W guests, nearly 14,500 square feet of W-branded meeting and event space, Away Spa, FIT fitness center and an outdoor WET pool deck and bar. The other two hotel towers, comprising 1,324 rooms, will be operated as SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort.

W Las Vegas will be managed by Starwood, while the remainder of the property, including the additional hotel towers, casino, food and beverage outlets and nightlife venues, will continue to be managed by Scott Kreeger, the hotel's president and COO.

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Designed by Gensler in consultation with Philippe Starck, SLS Las Vegas has 1,613 guestrooms, including 120 suites; eight restaurants, such as Bazaar Meat by José Andrés and Katsuya by Starck; three nightlife and entertainment venues; two pools; 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; and 54,000-square-foot casino.

SLS Las Vegas will join Starwood's four existing hotels in the market, which include The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa, The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East Flamingo and Element Las Vegas Summerlin.

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