Las Vegas’s old Sahara Resort is being reborn as the SLS, a three-tower, Gensler-designed property on the north part of the Strip. Like its Miami counterpart, hotelier Sam Nazarian tasked Philippe Starck with creating a vision for the interiors, giving each of the buildings a distinctive look and feel.
The all-suite LUX Tower caters to the leisure traveler, while business guests will feel at home in the functional, less whimsical World Tower. The Story Tower, meanwhile, is sure to attract a younger, nightlife-driven set—which is sure to appreciate the guestroom ceiling mirrors and a vanity that doubles as a bar. As for the restaurants: culinary director José Andrés is behind two spots, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés (think whole sucking pig and impressive cuts of beef) and the casual Ku Noodle for hand-pulled noodles. (More on the dining options below.)
Here, a by-the-numbers look at the new property, which opens today, August 22:
4—number of suites designed by Lenny Kravitz.
9—number of on-property restaurants. In addition to José Andrés’s concepts, there’s the SLS Buffet, Griddle Café, Cleo (for Mediterranean), Katsuya by Starck (sushi), 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, Umami Burger, and The Perq café.
600—number of wines on the list at Bazaar Meat.
792—number of the slot and video poker machines in the casino.
1,613—number of rooms and suites across all three towers.
3,400—number of jobs the hotel created.
10,000—size (in square feet) of the Fred Segal retail store.
23,731,776—number of LEDs used to create the hotel’s light installations. If stacked end to end, the height would be equal to Mount Everest being stacked on top of itself 8.5 times.
415 million—amount of money invested in the transformation of the Sahara to SLS Las Vegas.
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