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'We are back': SLS Las Vegas opening Labor Day weekend
'We are back': SLS Las Vegas opening Labor Day weekend
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The announcement arrived today in the form of a banner across the forthcoming resort’s website, where SBE Entertainment CEO Sam Nazarian posted a blog item about the opening.
Will the SLS change the game for the north Strip?
Will the SLS change the game for the north Strip?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The $415 million, 1,600-room SLS Las Vegas, budding on the former grounds of the Sahara, has been considered a key factor in the recovery of the Strip’s struggling north end.
Photo: An exterior view of the SLS Resort (formerly the S
William Hill to bring 'traditional sports book model to a whole new level' at SLS Las Vegas
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Gaming:
SLS Las Vegas has partnered with William Hill to roll out its sports book when the forthcoming Strip resort opens in fall 2014.
Photo: Sam Nazarian stands at the former MyHouse club spa
L.A.’s biggest nightclub owner betting big on shuttered Sahara
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
He’s the biggest nightclub owner in Los Angeles, the man whose Hyde Lounge and Shelter became prime hunting grounds for the paparazzi. He’s been photographed cozying up with Paris Hilton, Kristin Cavallari and Sofia Vergara.
Photo: 2013 Miss America Pageant contestants at Buca di B
Strip Scribbles: Buca di Beppo is No. 1; SLS hires executive director; and UNLVino adds Bar-B-Q
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Planet Hollywood tycoon Robert Earl’s Buca di Beppo restaurants were voted No. 1 casual-dining Italian restaurant by Nations Restaurant ...
Photo: Work began last month to transform the Sahara into
SLS Las Vegas update: New director of hotel sales hired
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
There’s a new director of hotel sales at SLS Las Vegas, the boutique hotel under construction at the site of the former Sahara. SBE Entertainment hired Michael Toney, who previously worked as vice president of hotel sales at Station Casinos and the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photo: The SLS resort logo is shown on a door during a to
Goodbye, Sahara; Hello, SLS Las Vegas
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Development:
First, the sign came down. Then, the Moroccan-styled dome was dismantled. By the end of the week, it will be gone. The shuttered Sahara is slowly disappearing after almost 60 years in business, making way for a new Strip resort, the SLS Las Vegas. "SLS" stands for "style, luxury and service." Inside, the only remaining hint of the Sahara are ornate columns. The casino has been stripped to its concrete walls. The reception desk has been cleared. The Conga Room, buffet and coffee shops are gone.
So long, Camels: Sahara sign dismantled on the Strip
So long, Camels: Sahara sign dismantled on the Strip
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A piece of Las Vegas' past vanished from the Strip on Tuesday, as workers removed the sign from the old Sahara resort. The sign is being removed as part of a project to transform the Sahara into SLS Las Vegas.
Photo: The 2012 NASCAR hauler parade on the Strip on Thur
NASCAR events kick off in Las Vegas with Hauler Parade on the Strip
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This weekend, NASCAR makes its 16th visit to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Since 1998, it has pumped billions of dollars into our economy. ...
Photo: A preview of the SLS Las Vegas resort that will be
Construction begins at shuttered Sahara
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The owners of the shuttered Sahara casino on an aging stretch of the Las Vegas Strip say they're breaking ground on a redevelopment project that will revitalize the resort. Los Angeles-based SBE Entertainment announced Wednesday that it's beginning construction after securing the $400 million needed for the project. The development company says it will reopen the iconic resort that once hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley by fall of 2014.
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Pop quiz: How well do you know the classic neon signs of Vegas?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
LAS VEGAS HISTORY:
It’s time for a Las Vegas history test, presented one letter at a time. We picture letters from seven signs on display at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The museum is home to more than 150 signs from Las Vegas casinos and other businesses, including hotels, restaurants and wedding chapels. Scroll through these photos to see if you can tell which casinos or hotels these letters came from.
Photo: Michael Mixer, managing partner/Las Vegas for Coll
Colliers Gaming Group expects Strip revenue to grow in coming years
Monday, December 10, 2012
Mike Mixer predicts that upwards of $1.5 billion will be invested in the Las Vegas gaming market over the next two years. Mixer is the head of a new national gaming group established last summer by commercial real estate brokerage Colliers International.
Photo: A view of what the SLS Las Vegas resort will look
SLS resort, formerly Sahara, to feature Fred Segal stores
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Las Vegas shoppers used to choosing from a number of upscale labels will find only one name inside the retail center of the new SLS hotel and casino.
Photo: Mio Danilovic celebrates his birthday at the seaso
Nightclub guru talks about plans for new SLS at site of old Sahara
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Nightlife:
Mio Danilovic was working his way through college at the El Dorado bar in Brentwood, Calif., when he heard about a new nightclub on the Sunset Strip. "I had heard there was this young, ambitious guy who was starting a business that was going to revolutionize the way people go out in Los Angeles," Danilovic said. He walked into Shelter and found owner Sam Nazarian sitting in an office drinking iced coffee. Within five minutes, Danilovic had talked his way into a job working club security.
Shooting range planned for north end of Las Vegas Strip
Shooting range planned for north end of Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The north end of the Strip has struggled in recent years with half-finished projects, deteriorating buildings and vacant lots. But developer Ric Truesdell sees big opportunities there. "There hasn't been a new building in this block in a decade," Truesdell said.

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