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Before the SLS Las Vegas Opens, There Will Be SLS New York

July 18, 2012 at 7:15 PM | by | Comment (1)

HotelChatter has the skinny on the newest SLS Hotel to open and we're sad to say that it ain't about SLS Las Vegas but rather the upcoming SLS New York.

The 190-room hotel will open in mid-2013 on Park Avenue South near a bunch of other hot hotels like the Gansevoort South, the Ace Hotel and the NoMad Hotel. While the hotel will be designed by SLS' own Philippe Starck, SLS is still working out its F&B and nightlife scene. Contrary to what was reported in the NY Post, we've got word from SLS that a José Andrés restaurant is not definite. (Andrés has restaurants in both the SLS at Beverly Hills and South Beach.)

There is, however, talk of reviving the S Bar brand and even putting in a Hyde nightclub in the New York spot.

So what does this mean for SLS Las Vegas? Not much, we don't think, other than that guests of SLS New York might be thrilled to see that they can stay at an SLS during their next partycation to Vegas.

However it is interesting to see that Andrés is not a guaranteed establishment inside SLS New York. Will that hold true for Vegas? Possibly, if the Cosmopolitan who houses Andrés' China Poblano and Jaleo has anything to say about it. And with Hyde already at The Bellagio we don't think that will get repeated either. But we will bet good money that a Katsuya sushi joint will open here.

Despite the NYC news, the SLS Las Vegas is still on track for a 2014 opening and will include not just new guestrooms and revamped casino and retail space but also a new sportsbook, a massive pool complex and a rather large beer garden. As always, we'll be on the lookout for more updates.

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SLS..time will tell

I sure hope that the SLS gets built although only time will tell. I think I may have been one of only a handful of people that actually loved the Sahara.Sure the rooms may have been a little worn down but the casino was truley one of my favorites and I miss it.  Hopefully SLS gets built and the North Strip can start to be restored to its former glory.

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