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Newest Strip casino SLS Las Vegas moves opening up a week to Aug. 23

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The under-construction SLS Las Vegas on the Strip.

Updated Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 10:33 a.m.

Map of SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas

The newest resort on the Las Vegas Strip will open ahead of schedule.

Officials with SLS Las Vegas said in a statement today the hotel and casino would open its doors to the public on Saturday, Aug. 23. That’s a week earlier than the previously announced opening on Labor Day weekend.

“It’s such an honor to be part of a dedicated team working around the clock to help bring our vision to life,” said Rob Oseland, president and COO of SLS Las Vegas. “Today we’re turning on our lights and the countdown officially begins as we prepare to welcome guests at SLS Las Vegas one week ahead of schedule.”

SLS Las Vegas, owned by SBE Entertainment, began work in February 2013 on the site at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sahara Avenue. The new Strip resort, the first to open in nearly five years, will bring more than 3,000 jobs to Las Vegas, officials said.

To coincide with today’s announcement, SLS Las Vegas’ 10,000-square-foot, four-sided marquee will count down the number of days until the opening.

With its opening date set, SLS is accepting room reservations for stays beginning Aug. 23, along with dining reservations at its restaurants, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Cleo, Katsuya, Ku Noodle and The Griddle Cafe. Information about reservations is available at the SLS Las Vegas website.

SBE says SLS Las Vegas will bring celebrity chefs, nightlife and 1,600 guestrooms and suites to the northern end of the Strip. It is on property that formerly housed the famed Sahara, which closed in May 2011.

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