In February 2013, SBE broke ground on the SLS Las Vegas (formerly the Sahara), with construction scheduled to be completed in fall of 2014. However, recent developments are showing that the hotel may be completed faster than originally planned.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the SLS Las Vegas is bucking hotel construction trends by opening Aug. 23, six days ahead of schedule for what was previously a Labor Day opening. This is big news for what will become the third SLS-branded hotel, following openings in Beverly Hills and Miami Beach.
"It's such an honor to be part of a dedicated team working around the clock to help bring our vision to life," Rob Oseland, president and COO of SLS Las Vegas told USA Today. "Today we're turning on our lights and the countdown officially as we prepare to welcome guests at SLS Las Vegas one week ahead of schedule."
According to Successful Meetings, the SLS Las Vegas will have more than 1,600 guestrooms and suites, 10,000 square feet of retail space and 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel and casino will also have a collection of existing SBE restaurant and nightlife brands, including a reinvention of the Sayers Club, and restaurants such as The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya, Cleo, 800 Degrees, Umami Burger and L.A.’s The Griddle Café.
“After two years of collaborating with a world-class culinary team that includes a collection of some of the most talented chefs on the planet we’re proud to now be taking reservations and welcoming our guests for what we believe is an unrivaled dining experience,” Matt Erickson, SVP of restaurant operations for SLS Las Vegas, told Successful Meetings.