Goodbye SLS, Hello Sahara Las Vegas

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If it seems like we’re updating SLS Las Vegas news often, that’s because we are. There has been a lot of changes to a relatively unpopular casino-hotel over the past year. However, the latest change at SLS Las Vegas is possibly the biggest.

SLS Las Vegas will become Sahara Las Vegas!

We’ve already looked at many of the property-wide renovations at SLS that will soon be part of Sahara Las Vegas. Today, we’ll look at the hotel room renovations. Sahara Las Vegas has 1,1615 hotel rooms spread between three towers – Story, World, and Grand.

The hotel rooms at Sahara Las Vegas vary in size. Basic rooms start at a very cozy 325-square-feet. The largest suite at Sahara Las Vegas is 3,300 square feet. These aren’t the biggest suites in Las Vegas but they’re 10 times the size of the basic hotel rooms. That’s not too shabby if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience.

World Tower

Sahara World Tower

Sahara Las Vegas World Tower Room

I’ve always selected the World Tower rooms when staying at SLS Las Vegas. These rooms are affordable and very well put together. The contemporary design makes a small 325 square foot room feel (almost) spacious. They’re certainly comfortable enough.

Even though this is the busiest tower with more than 1,100 rooms, I found the rooms perfect for a crash pad after a night out. The renovations should include upgrading the old elevators which can be slow when the hotel is busy.

Story Tower

Sahara Las Vegas Story Tower Room

Sahara Las Vegas Story Tower Room

The redesigned Story Tower has 196 hotel rooms. The new design combines a reminiscent yet subtle nod to Vegas nostalgia that makes for a calming comfortable retreat. The color palette is made of distinguished hues of blue and beige.

These casually elegant rooms include a mini-refrigerator, cozy furnishings, luxurious linens, and “fully-equipped bathrooms” (I’m happy to hear this!). The sleeping area includes fun pop art designs and large high-definition televisions.

Grand Tower

Sahara Las Vegas Grand Tower Room

Sahara Las Vegas Grand Tower Room

The Grand Tower at Sahara Las Vegas replaces the W Hotel at SLS. You might remember, the Starwood partnership ended shortly after SLS was sold. This remains a AAA Four Diamond premium hotel tower. The Grand Tower features a separate valet entrance and private check-in.

These are more spacious rooms than the other hotel towers at Sahara Las Vegas. The rooms have plush bedding along with all the comforts for travel. Each room features warm, contemporary accents with elevated amenities.

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Sahara Las Vegas Grand Sahara Mega Suite

Sahara Las Vegas Grand Sahara Mega Suite

The casino and restaurants (Bazaar Meat is the exception) at SLS Las Vegas were never extremely busy. However, it might be surprising to know that the hotel was often busy. The proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center made it a less expensive option for business travelers. The price made SLS an option for leisure travelers looking for an inexpensive room.

The renovated hotel rooms at Sahara Las Vegas will be under the radar for those visiting Las Vegas to go to a convention. It’s worth asking for a room upgrade if you’re looking for a new experience at this hotel. Business travelers often book the opulent suites on the company dime or a room that’s just a place to pass out and shower.

The business travelers at Sahara Las Vegas could leave tourists with plenty of upgrade options. Larger rooms and newly remodeled hotel rooms could be overlooked. Those will probably be the best upgrade choices at Sahara Las Vegas when all of the renovations are completed later this year.

Expect to hear more when SLS officially becomes Sahara Las Vegas this fall.