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Sam Nazarian didn't only drop a hint about SBE's plans for the SLS Las Vegas sportsbook at last week's RD&E (Retail, Dining & Entertainment) Experience but he also shared their plans for a poker room, or lack thereof. When SLS Las Vegas opens it will not have a poker room. Nazarian didn't count out a poker room from future phases that there may be of SLS Las Vegas , but a poker room
isn't in the cards a part of the plan today.
When The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opened in 2010, they didn't have a poker room. And, despite rumors that they will be adding one, the Cosmo still doesn't have a poker room today with no plans to add one in the future that we know of.
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A make-it-as-you-order-it concept, the resto hopes to become the "Chipotle of pizza." Right now, long lines are not uncommon at its one and only location in LA, but soon a second and third location will pop up at LAX and in Santa Monica. And, as Restaurant News reports, the Vegas location is expected to launch by New Year's Eve. Or, we should say, it's first Vegas location:
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.
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It was almost a year ago that we were fighting for our lives (and for bottled water) during the Sahara's liquidation sale. Since that time, there hasn't been much happening on the property.
Plans to remodel and reconstruct the property were approved by the city back in November but still the Sahara sat empty, silent and seriously sad.
Yet we could soon see some construction action as SLS Las Vegas has just announced a $300 million round of financing which would help with getting the renovations on their way. HotelChatter has the details over there, but we're already wondering what this hotel will actually look like. Now that there's a new influx of cash will it look like this discarded model of the hotel that we stumbled upon during the liquidation sale? Or will they strive to integrate some of the old Sahara into a new design?
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HotelChatter saw the news this morning about the massive casino and hotel renovations for the Sahara Las Vegas which will ultimately turn into the trendy SLS Hotel Las Vegas. And we feel sort of like
Barry Manilow traitors for saying this but we're excited for what the SLS will bring.
For starters, the three hotel towers--Tunis, Tangiers and Alexandria--will all be renovated but the room count will drop from 1,700 to 1,622. These rooms will most likely be designed by SLS's own Philippe Starck, a prolific hotel designer who helped usher in the boutique hotel craze in the 90s. And from what we've seen at the SLS in Los Angeles and the soon-to-open SLS South Beach, these rooms could give The Cosmopolitan a run for its money.
SLS Las Vegas, run by SBE and Sam Nazarian, will also ditch the Sahara roller coaster and put in a 2,830-square-foot beer garden. Prost! A massive nightclub complex is planned as well as a pool deck. The casino will of course be renovated and more retail space will be added.