The SLS was renamed Sahara Las Vegas on August 29, 2019, as part of an ongoing renovation by Meruelo.
|SLS South Beach|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||L. Murray Dixon|
Sahara Las Vegas
The SLS Las Vegas is returning to the hotel-casino’s roots. After operating under the name SLS for five years, the property is circling back to the iconic Sahara name, starting Thursday.Aug 28, 2019
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The Sahara was closed on May 16, 2011, as it was no longer considered economically viable. In 2013, Nazarian began a complete renovation of the resort before reopening it as the SLS Las Vegas on August 23, 2014, as part of SBE’s chain of SLS hotels.
The Sahara is the world’s largest desert; it extends across most of the northern part of Africa.
|Owner||SBE Entertainment Group|
|Roof||599 ft (183 m)|
by Accor. The brainchild of Sam Nazarian, SLS Hotels has created a new paradigm in the luxury hotel experience that speaks to a global, sophisticated tribe.
MIAMI, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — sbe, the Los Angeles-based leading lifestyle hospitality company, announces the opening of HYDE Hotel & Residences Midtown Miami in partnership with renowned developer, The Related Group, and Haim Yehezkel, CEO of Elysee investments, owner of the 60 hotel units.
SLS South Beach is a trendy, upscale hotel with 140 rooms and a hip, beachfront location.
With nearly 1,100 reviews on Trip Advisor, the Sahara averages a “very good” 4.0 rating of a possible 5. Although the hotel is large by almost all standards, it’s still on a more human scale than some other massive Vegas properties, and reviewers appreciate that.
Virgin Hotels and a group of investors purchased the Hard Rock in 2018 and announced plans to renovate and rebrand it as a Virgin hotel. The Hard Rock closed on February 3, 2020, for renovations.
Branson, founder of the Virgin Group conglomerate, and partners had bought the Hard Rock Hotel and announced plans to overhaul it into a Virgin-branded resort. At the event, the British billionaire said the new owners would “bring some magic back” to the roughly 1,500-room property a mile east of the Strip.
|Founded||New York City, USA (2010)|
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