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Live Blog: The Grand Opening Of SLS Las Vegas

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
August 22, 2014 at 2:21 PM | by | Comments (19)

More than three years after closing, the Sahara hotel will officially be reborn as SLS Las Vegas at midnight tonight.

When the iconic property first shuttered, skepticism was high regarding a promise by owners to be back soon. It wasn't soon, but it is back. We'll tour you around the completely redesigned and re-imagined resort via this live blog throughout the day and into the late hours of the evening. We'll also have live coverage on our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

(PHOTO: sbe)

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The Full Menu For Della's Kitchen At Delano Las Vegas

August 19, 2014 at 5:36 PM | by | Comments (4)

Debuting next month at Delano Las Vegas (formerly THEhotel... we can start saying that now, can't we?), Della's Kitchen will bring a "historic farmhouse meets urban eatery" concept to the property's old cafe space. If you were like us, you were like, sweet! And then you were all like, what the hell does that mean?

A press release on Monday touted a "desert-sustainable breakfast and lunch menu" with fresh juices, "delectable" breakfast options, "savory" salads, and signature paninis, sandwiches and burgers, but again, what exactly would that end up being on our plate? And, how much would it cost us to be so health conscious?

Well, wonder no more as we've obtained the full menu for Della's Kitchen, including pricing. While there are a few items for those with an intolerance to gluten (noted below in blue), if you have a nut intolerance, you'll need to dine elsewhere. The menu is heavy with nut allergy warnings. Pricing seems fairly par for the course when it comes to Strip dining, even at a "cafe," with most items ranging from $5 to $18; although, there are naturally some that are lower and some that are much higher (for instance, you'll pay $26 for the Ahi Burger). Peruse the full menu below. Della's will be open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

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The Cafe At THEhotel Gets A New Name With No 'The' In It

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM | by | Comments (5)

THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will cease to exist in just days now. It's transformation into Delano Las Vegas remains firmly (defiantly?) set for September 1.

The new name will bring refreshed rooms and a rejuvenated spa menu (see what we did there?) while a redesigned lobby will add new lounge and dining spaces to the all-suite tower. Still to come will be the rebranding of miX and the arrival of its own pool (yes, miX is going away and, no, there won't be a pool "on site," so to speak.)

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From Smoking to Pets: More Things To Know About SLS Las Vegas

July 25, 2014 at 6:38 PM | by | Comments (9)

A view today of the SLS porte cochere. That empty lot will host MGM's City of Rock.

We may have to wait until August 23 to step foot inside SLS Las Vegas, but we didn't have to wait that long to get some of our 'must know' questions answered.

SLS COO Rob Oseland held a Facebook chat on Wednesday and answered a host of queries on everything from whether the renovated resort would be gay friendly (it will) to whether guests will be able to opt out of the resort fee (they won't). Here are a few more responses you should know:

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The Quad Starting To Morph Into The Linq Hotel

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 22, 2014 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (11)

It may not look like it from The Strip just yet, but The Linq Hotel is already starting to make a splash in Las Vegas. An on-going metamorphosis of the soon-to-be renamed Quad (which was Imperial Palace before that) is refocusing on the hotel-casino's exterior.

After receiving a tip from VegasChatter friend @paperposter, VC photographer Greg Clarke visited the center Strip property to capture photos of the changes now underway. Greg reports all the balcony walls have been removed from the rear of the hotel and that work is now taking place on the center portion of the building that faces the pool. Here's a rendering of the finished project:

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Not Yet Officially Here, There's Still An Early Word On Delano

July 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM | by | Comments (10)

A series of Vegas delays means the debut of Delano Las Vegas -- while defiantly inspired (whatever that means) -- will definitely be overshadowed by the almost simultaneous debut of SLS Las Vegas. SLS will take its bow August 23 while Delano steps onto the Vegas scene, officially, September 1.

We say officially because more and more folks have already stayed at the remodeled and renamed THEhotel at Mandalay Bay as a floor-by-floor takeover continues to move towards completion. And, with more stays, more early reviews are popping up. We'll disregard talk of construction noise and construction walls for obvious reasons, but it was interesting to read early reactions to the completed rooms. And, while a handful complained of inadequate storage and uncomfortable couches, it was a few small rectangles that bent most guests out of shape:

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Property-Wide WiFi Coming To The Linq Hotel (That's The New Quad)

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
July 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM | by | Comments (4)

A couple of weeks ago, the a long-rumored change in hotel names came true for The Quad which will become The Linq Hotel as of October 30. Hidden deep in the press release was the fact the renamed hotel-casino would have free, property-wide WiFi. That includes all common areas, hotel rooms and on the gaming floor. Everywhere. The Linq mall promenade already has free WiFi so this will allow guests to stay connected seamlessly between the two.

The Linq Hotel will be the first Caesars Entertainment hotel in Las Vegas to offer free property-wide WiFi. Back in February, we reported that Caesars would be rolling out free WiFi for all its properties throughout the year.

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Caesars To Rebrand The Quad As The LINQ Hotel And Casino

July 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM | by | Comments (28)

Another long-time rumor has become reality.

The Quad, which replaced the Imperial Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in December 2012, is already getting tuned out.

Caesars Entertainment has announced that The Quad, as part of more than $200 million worth of additional renovations, will emerge in November as LINQ Hotel & Casino, capitalizing -- of course -- on the adjacent LINQ shopping, entertainment and dining district (read: outdoor mall) next door which culminates in the soaring High Roller observation wheel.

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LVH Now Westgate Las Vegas, Promises Plentiful

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
July 1, 2014 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (20)

The transformation of LVH into Westgate Las Vegas is now press release official. (But, strangely, still not Facebook official for its more than 14,000 fans. Side note: LVH had 14,000 fans?)

The LVH letters, which stood for Las Vegas Hotel after Hilton parted ways with the property in 2012, are coming down this morning:

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LVH Reportedly Sold To Westgate

June 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM | by | Comments (15)

Well, it sounds like we won't have to explain LVH, anymore.

The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that the former Hilton property has been sold to Westgate for somewhere around $150 to $170 million.

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Before SLS Arrives, A Tip On How To Get Where You're Going With The Least Hassle

Where: 89109
June 20, 2014 at 5:19 PM | by | Comments (3)

A photo of the SLS porte cochere captured today via webcam.

With its grand opening just over two months away, SLS Las Vegas will be here before we know it. When you head there to visit or to stay awhile and you're driving yourself, don't automatically pull into the Las Vegas Boulevard entrance.

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Did You Know? Some Rooms Are Already Ready At The Delano

Where: 89109
May 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM | by | Comments (8)

Our sister site, HotelChatter, recently got her own up, close and personal look at the upcoming Delano Las Vegas which is currently transforming THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. While on the tour, they geeked out over these cool phones which make it easy to stay in bed while drunk sexting checking your email. What might be especially useful to frequent Vegas visitors, however, is that rooms at the Delano are already ready already. (Yes, we just stole that from a cheesy 90s commercial.)

Our source told us that rooms on the 37th floor have been in use by real, live guests lately. The rooms aren't available to book online but specially invited guests have been able to try them out. Indeed, that scoop checks out with this review on TripAdvisor.

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