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So Long Sahara: The SLS Las Vegas Grand Opening Is Here

August 22, 2014 at 1:24 PM | by | Comments (2)

Something lovely starts today.

SLS Las Vegas has officially completed its $400 million renovation of the iconic Sahara casino and will be opening their doors at midnight tonight to excited and skeptical guests alike.

Currently, we're in the "excited" group because it's been a hell of a ride to watch SLS grow from one boutique hotel in Los Angeles to a full-fledged casino resort in Las Vegas, with a property in South Beach opening along the way, and several more to come.

We toured the SLS back in May and even though the rooms were not ready and the casino floor was just beginning to get its finishing touches, we could envision the sort of fun playground it will be, with big names and brands installed at the restaurants, nightclubs and retail that surround the casino floor.

Yet aside from a few touches that honor the old Sahara resort, made famous by the Rat Pack, the SLS has done away with anything old and replaced it with everything new. Folks still clinging onto memories of the Sahara may enter SLS with skepticism (or perhaps, it's bitterness) but we'll go in excited--you know how we love new things--and hopefully, we'll come out excited too.

Below are our on-the-scene observations. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for some other live coverage. For even more dedicated coverage on the SLS Las Vegas, head on over to VegasChatter's own live blog.

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Looks Fantastic!

I have been a fan and following sbe for a while and this place looks great. The room rates don't but hopefully they'll come down a bit when I get ready to take my trip to Vegas in a couple of weeks. This new boutique style hotel concept is definitely becoming a new trend in Vegas, and with the new revitalization coming to the North End of the Strip, I can see the SLS doing big things. Things are already shaping up over there too with a new arena allegedly being built. We'll see. I'm excited.

SCRATCH AND SNIFF WALLPAPER????

ok we need a LOT more details about that, stat.

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