SLS Las Vegas opening date announced

If you’re planning a Vegas vacation in 2014, you might want to concentrate on Labor Day weekend because that’s when SLS Las Vegas is opening its doors.

After months of speculation, yesterday Sam Nazarian announced in a special message that the resort will debut on the last weekend of summer (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2014).

Rendering of SLS Las Vegas

A rendering of the exterior of SLS Las Vegas (courtesy of SBE)

Nazarian is the CEO of SBE, the entertainment and hospitality company behind the $415 million transformation taking place at the former Sahara Hotel & Casino, which is situated on the north end of the Strip at Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

When SLS Las Vegas is launched, it will add 1,600 guest rooms and suites to the city along with 30,000 square feet of meeting space. There will be uber-trendy shops created by retail guru Fred Segal and a cool collection of restaurants including The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya by Starck, Cleo by Danny Elmaleh, Umami Burger and The Griddle Café. In addition, The Sayers Club, a reinvention of the popular L.A. nightspot, is sure to become the talk of town.

So now that you know when SLS Las Vegas is debuting, mark your calendars and make sure you’re part of the excitement. Although the resort is not accepting reservations yet, you can start to get information and prepare for a Vegas visit then (or for this weekend, if you’re felling spontaneous) at


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