Currently, the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles is part of Starwood's Luxury Collection which allows guests to use and earn the coveted Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty points. But word on the street is that SLS Miami might be an independent hotel, run by Sam's SBE group which also runs a slew of top restaurants and clubs in LA. Even the folks on FlyerTalk.
We'd certainly be bummed to see the Starwood association go bye-bye and we think it's a bit strange that SLS LA employees will be Starwood-trained while SLS Miami employees will not. All in all, the two hotels might share the same name, but they will probably be very different hotels.
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