Atop the desk was a purposely crooked frame that featured an illustrated map of Las Vegas and certain memorabilia items like a ticket to The Beatles LOVE show at The Mirage, a pass to the Clark County gun range as well as popular icons, even the ones from rival casinos/hotels. It was a nice nod to the city and made for some good time-killing while on the phone sorting out a room service order.
Speaking of room service, The World and Story Towers offer "To Go" room service from the property's restaurants downstairs, including Katsuya and Umami Burger. The Lux Tower rooms have traditional room service. All room service menus, however, can be found on the giant TV above the desk. In fact, all information about the property can be accessed through the TV. No more in-room compendiums!
As for WiFi, it's included in the $25 resort fee and once we were signed in, we were flying fast on the web. We did have issues downloading email, but everything else worked fine. Bonus points for the power outlets and USB ports in the nightstand and the desk.
Our view was quite pleasant, of the Stratosphere down the street and only minimal rooftoppage, although we were concerned about window shade which featured a photograph of white people (possibly concert-goers?) cheering us on. Of course, we like to be flattered in the bedroom, but this is not quite what we were thinking of.
In short, the room was lovely-looking without being too high design and strange or without being too cheap and hastily done. And just think of how far this room has come from when it was going for ONE DOLLAR back in 2010.
We'll have more from the rest of the property tomorrow--including a look at the restaurants, shops, nightclubs and the actual casino--but in the meantime, head on over to VegasChatter for extremely detailed info on what else is inside the SLS.
Rates at the SLS for Labor Day Weekend start at $267 a night.
[Disclosure: Juliana stayed as a guest of SLS Las Vegas on opening night.]