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SLS Las Vegas Will Be Getting 'Fancy' for Their Grand Opening Party on Friday

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
August 20, 2014 at 4:31 PM | by | ()


We've been counting down the days until the opening of the SLS Las Vegas since, well, the last opening party that SLS had in South Beach nearly two years ago.

Yet the humble bell-ringing ceremony that we witnessed at the opening of the very first SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, at the start of a recession, has given way to a bacchanal celebration fit only for a town like Vegas.

SLS has cultivated "a guest list of over 3,000 VIPs, celebs, political figures, media and influencers" who will experience the jaw-dropping $400 million overhaul of the former Sahara casino this Friday night. The invited will sample gourmet cuisine, sip on specialty libations and scope out the guest rooms. Some folks may even decide to gamble!

Capping it all off will be a performance from Iggy Azalea, the hit maker of the summer, thanks to her song, "Fancy." Iggy Igz will perform at The Foxtail Pool stage with a special featured guest. Please dear God/Sam Nazarian, we hope it's Rita Ora.

The special grand opening concert is being put on in partnership with Pepsi. SBE, SLS Hotels parent company, hinted at future headliner events such as this, saying:

“Our partnership with Pepsi represents two dynamic brands coming together to delight our communities with incredible entertainment kicked off by two of the hottest artists of today,” added Veronica Smiley, Chief Marketing Officer, sbe. “And this is only the beginning as will continue to collaborate with Pepsi to create many more memorable entertainment experiences in the future.”

Well, this does make up for the fact that there are only Pepsi products to drink at the SLS. #CokeGirl #Thatsoundedbad.

We've already told you what to See, Like and Savor but now VegasChatter has gone inside the property for its preview "Play Days", further tantalizing us. Only two more days!

Rooms are still open for Friday night at $299 a night but now that Iggy is gonna be there, we doubt those will last long.

Stay tuned to VegasChatter and HotelChatter and our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live coverage of the opening of SLS Las Vegas beginning Friday morning (PT). We'll bring you regular updates throughout the day and into the wee hours of the night.

Archived Comments:


you hope RITA ORA will be the special guest?

oh juliana. i thought better of you.


"To the girl you used to see. Her days are oh-verr."

I can't help it, I think "I will never let you down" is a catchy jam.

Actually, I suspect the secret guest is Lenny Kravitz who is designing some suites at the SLS Las vegas.


Oh no - another Pepsi property like MGM.   Good thing McDonald's still serve Coke products!