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Checking Back In On SLS Las Vegas

January 22, 2014 at 2:01 PM | by | ()

Things have been fairly quiet on the SLS Las Vegas front with the PR drip system set to keep it in the headlines every few weeks or so. December saw an announcement that Hollywood outpost Cleo would join the resort's restaurant lineup, news of its $5 million LED system and the addition of a new executive to its fold as well as a carefully chosen interview or two.

Still touting a debut of this fall, the site of the old Sahara continues its slow metamorphosis. VegasChatter friend and Sin City shutterbug, Greg Clarke, recently captured new images of the progress and shared them with us for this post.

Greg relays that Sahara's garage is painted all white now and that the Alexandria Tower seems to be receiving new interior walls and HVAC systems. He also spotted the placement of new windows on the top and bottom floors (seen above). New construction also fills the place where a section of the old casino was completely gutted. Greg also tells us that the smaller Tunis Tower appears to have new brickwork around its elevator shaft (seen below).

When it opens, SLS Las Vegas will feature more than 1,600 hotel rooms as well as a 30,000 square feet of meeting space, a casino, William Hill sportsbook, shops by Fred Segal, nightlife (Shelter, Sayers Club) and multiple dining destinations (Griddle Cafe, Katsuya, Umami Burger, among others).


Archived Comments:

Do some of those

rooms have balconies? If so any word if they'll be functional? That could really help with attracting people. I've only been staying at the cosmo due to the balconies.

Who is going to want

to stay in that location and pay a premium price for their room? Even if the whole joint is as nice & hip as the Cosmo I don't see anybody staying there unless the rooms are discounted heavily or given away as comps. It'll end up being a dormitory. I hope the owners have a very low overhead.


Outside of, possibly, the penthouses, I don't think there are plans for balconies.


High end doesn't work, especially at the Sahara location.  There will be so many bums and hobos hanging out there.  It is going to be tough to get people with any money to go there, especially to gamble.


That location north strip will be tough until the other adjacent properties are developed like the Echelon across the street. About 3 years away. Hope the SLS has the bankroll to hang in there.