SLS Las Vegas reveals latest upgrades
The casino is undergoing a $100-million facelift
The SLS Las Vegas has revealed the latest changes to its ongoing facelift. The famous Vegas Strip property is undergoing $100 million in renovations that are scheduled to be completed within the next couple of years, with some of the new features to be ready before the end of this year. In a promotional gathering this past Tuesday, renderings were shown for a new gaming floor, new hotel rooms and a new Mexican restaurant, Uno Mas, that are being incorporated into the long-standing resort.
The SLS has its beginnings as the Sahara Hotel and Casino in 1952. It quickly became popular with The Rat Pack and was later purchased by the Stockbridge Capital Group. Stockbridge shut the doors in 2011 to give the property a $400-million new look, but, when the property reopened three years later, it was never able to return to its former glory and didn’t produce a profit.
Last year, the resort was purchased by Alex Meruelo and his Meruelo Group. Meruelo announced a new renovation, expecting to inject $100 million into the project and give it a certain Hispanic flair to attract what he called the underserved Hispanic market.
SLS is going to offer a completely renovated 60,000-square-foot gaming floor, complete with a “bright modern atmosphere with glamorous finishes including a new layout for the slot and table pits.” The floor will also offer a new high-limit gaming salon, which will be added in the future.
Later this year, SLS will unveil a completely updated hotel lobby and guest check-in area, as well as completely redesigned rooms. The resort is currently undergoing renovations to the Story, Grand and World hotel towers and those are expected to be completed within the next several months.