Nov092015

SLS Las Vegas becoming Starwood Tribute Portfolio and W Hotel

SLS Las Vegas has been losing money since opening August 2014 as an initial member of Hilton’s Curio Collection. Financial filings indicate the hotel lost nearly $90 million in the first half of 2015. This past week the owners of SLS Las Vegas dropped Hilton Worldwide in favor of rebranding SLS Las Vegas with Starwood Hotels. Hilton HHonors points can no longer be used at SLS Las Vegas for award stays.

SLS Las Vegas consists of three hotel towers with over 1,600 rooms. The hotel will rebrand two towers with 1,324 rooms as SLS Las Vegas through Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio by the end of next month. The 289 room LUX Tower will rebrand as a Starwood W Hotel in 2016 with reports citing September 2016 for remodel and rebrand.

Designed by Gensler in consultation with Philippe Starck, SLS Las Vegas offers:

  • 1,613 guestrooms, including 120 suites
  • Eight restaurants, such as Bazaar Meat by José Andrés and Katsuya by Starck
  • Three nightlife and entertainment venues
  • Two pools
  • 80,000 square-feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space
  • 54,000-square-foot casino, including a William Hill sports book

Here is Starwood’s press release today on signing SLS Las Vegas.

About SLS Las Vegas

SLS Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers, 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands. SLS Las Vegas provides an approachable experience featuring multiple unparalleled nightlife offerings including Hollywood favorite, The Sayers Club® and the edgy and sophisticated nightclub, Foxtail®. Additionally, SLS Las Vegas offers an impressive selection of dining concepts including Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™; Katsuya by Starck®; Cleo®; Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book; Ku Noodle by José Andrés™; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; Northside Café™ and The Perq™. The property also hosts the intimate and luxurious Ciel Spa® and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SLS Las Vegas®, please visit slsvegas.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Las Vegas Review Journal – Deal will remake SLS hotel tower as W Las Vegas (Nov 9, 2015)

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Comments

  1. It will be nice to see a second SLS come under the SPG umbrella (since the SLS Beverly Hills is SPG Luxury Collection), and the conversion of the LUX tower to a W makes good sense since the two brands are actually comparable in style and aesthetic in many ways. The hotels are located a bit further away from the center of the strip, so I still think this property isn’t going to turn it around as quickly as it might hope because of the rebranding…but SPG’s more affluent customer base certainly will appreciate the nicer options beyond the single Westin option now available.

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