Coming Sooner:  The SLS Las Vegas

There must be something in the air down there, or maybe Sam Nazarian has stock in Red Bull, but the unthinkable has finally happened in Vegas. Unlike other grand openings which usually get postponed one or two times before opening their doors, the newest hotel on the strip has announced that their grand opening will be a week earlier than previously announced.

Ground broke for this latest Vegas mega hotel back in February, and the progress to date has been steady.  To mark this latest news of their progress, the SLS turned on its brand new marquee for the first time, with a countdown to Saturday, August 23nd.  At the stroke of midnight the first guests will be allowed to check-in to their luxury suites.

Your opportunity to see this marvel is now 1 week earlier.

Your opportunity to see this marvel is now 1 week earlier.

Also different about this opening is that everything is expected to be up and running at this time.  Other openings usually start slow, with the hotel and casino being made available to the public first before the clubs, restaurants and spas within are ready to open their doors, but SLS has plans to do it all in one shot.

Not the same ole' Sahara rooms.

Not the same ole' Sahara rooms.

With the new opening date firmly cast in stone, The SLS Las Vegas has begun accepting reservations for its 1,600 rooms and suites. You have a choice of three different towers to stay in, each with their own unique flair:

·  The Lux Tower has a French Renaissance feel to the styling, with tapestry wall art and antiquated lighting elements.  These are larger rooms that start at 425 square feet, each one featuring a cozy chaise lounge.  Prices for a night here start at $239.

·  World Tower is more sophisticated, with modern furnishings using sleek lines to create an atmosphere of serenity.  The rooms in this tower are designed to be more budget friendly and functional than luxurious, but that’s hard to tell.  They start at $149 at night.

· The Story Tower has a bit more swank with rooms that feature king sized floating beds that make you feel like you are in a high end luxury loft.  The smallest rooms of all of the towers, these are bright and cheerfully decorated rooms where you can spend a night for $159.

The casino at the new SLS will take up over 60,000 square feet and be equipped with all of the typical table games and slot machines.  Inside of the Umani Burger Restaurant will be the sports book for game fans. 

Of course with the nightclub background of Sam Nazarian, you can expect big things from the nightlife at this new hotel.  LiFE is going to take center stage with its giant LED screens and acrobatics in the sky.  In addition will be the resurrection of L.A.’s Foxtail which acts as the dayclub/nightclub venue for SLS and the more muted The Sayer’s, which will feature an outdoor patio facing the strip.

Is this real LiFE?

Is this real LiFE?

The SLS hotel is bound to breathe new life into a corner of the strip that has been lacking in real action for quite some time.  Amazingly it is going to get started sooner than expected in a city that has grown accustomed to grand opening delay.

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