W Las Vegas opens its doors

W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, opened its first W hotel in Las Vegas. The former SLS Las Vegas has been completely transformed into the W Las Vegas, a 289-room tower located on the 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 and designed by Gensler in collaboration with AvroKO Hospitality Group, the hotel's 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.

The 289 rooms at W Las Vegas were designed by Philippe Starck in collaboration with Gensler. Each room includes an interpretation of luxury hospitality, as well as signature W bedding and Bliss bath amenities. The hotel’s 2,382-square-foot Extreme WOW Suite (designed by artist Lenny Kravitz) adorns the top of the tower, and is highlighted by a balcony with mountain views.

W Las Vegas also has three floors (and 15,000 square feet) of 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, to play host to any size event. 

The rooftop 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 can be found in the space, and the AWAY Spa, located on the hotel’s second floor, offers signature spa treatments for guests to detox. Designed in pure white, elements such as large faux-pearl key rings, lockers with bright pink interiors and artful sculptures, add a touch of whimsy. FIT, the 24-hour fitness center at W Las Vegas, is also available.

The property is also host to 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.