SLS Las Vegas was sold in 2017. Shortly after purchasing SLS Las Vegas, the Meruelo Group said they will renovate and upgrade the casino and hotel. It’s taken a few months to get started but renovations are underway at SLS Las Vegas.
A couple of renderings of new SLS look. pic.twitter.com/D5mPs0wFjC
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SLS Las Vegas Renovation Plans
The more than $100 million renovation plans for SLS Las Vegas start on the casino floor and go up to the hotel rooms and outside to the pool. They will enhance and rearrange the casino floor to make the gaming and lounging experience more comfortable for guests. Since opening, there have been complaints about the layout of the casino floor and the high (and dark) ceilings.
Updates to the 60,000-square-foot casino floor will include a new layout for the slot, table games pit and high-limit areas, as well as new ceiling, carpeting, and lighting to create a modern, inviting atmosphere in the center of the action. The renderings on the construction pics above look much comfortable than the existing layout.
When SLS Las Vegas first opened the hotel rooms were a highlight. The rooms are on the small side but they’ve heavily designed to maximize the space. The new owner of SLS Las Vegas plans to improve some of the hotel rooms. Resort renovations will include a redesigned Story Tower, remodels to the World and Grand Tower corridors, and select suite upgrades.
Additionally, the Meruelo Group plans to upgrade the existing pool and entertainment venues.
“These renovations are just the first step in realizing the exciting vision Mr. Meruelo has planned for the property,” said Paul Hobson, General Manager of SLS Las Vegas. “We look forward to continuing to provide an unparalleled guest experience as we move forward with our enhancements and improved amenities.”
SLS Las Vegas History
SLS Las Vegas opened to the public in August 2014 using a new footprint created from the building that was formerly the Sahara. The casino-resort now features 1,615 guest suites, a 60,000 square foot casino floor, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of restaurants, lounges and entertainment venues.
Their selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include the fantastic Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Katsuya, Cleo, Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book, 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen, The Sayers Club, and The Perq. SLS Las Vegas is also home to The Foundry, an intimate, live entertainment venue. Some of the restaurants are rumored to be changing in the next renovation announcement.
SLS Las Vegas recently ended their partnership with Starwood. They’re no longer part of the very large and popular hotel loyalty group. While SLS Las Vegas no longer has a large hotel loyalty chain, they could add one in the future. For the time being, they’re focusing on selling upgrades to guests with a new partnership. This could make complimentary upgrades with the $20 Trick more difficult in the future. Time will tell.