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Introducing The SLS Las Vegas, A Tribute Portfolio Resort

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Nov 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Stockbridge Real Estate (dba Las Vegas Resort Holdings LLC) announced earlier today that SLS Las Vegas will be rebranded as part of Tribute Portfolio, the newest Starwood hotel...

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Sam Sells SBE's SLS Stake

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Oct 2015
When SBE Entertainment honcho Sam Nazarian announced his company was buying the Sahara, touting plans to transform the aging landmark hotel into a destination that would generate upwards of $250/night room rates, The Vegas Gang...

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Meet The Cosmopolitan's New Casino Carpeting!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is replacing their original (and great) casino carpeting. Here's the new stuff: Left: old, Right: new. The previous carpet was pure class and made the casino feel like a casino. This stuff...

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Vegas Eats: Perq at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
On the way back to my room after eating at Umami Burger, I got hungry again and stopped off at The Perq. The Perq is a little little lobby-adjacent coffee bar where they serve...

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Vegas Eats: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
Ninety minutes after scarfing down a pie at 800 Degrees, I did another loop around SLS - looking, seeking and stomach grumbling. I've already eaten at Northside Cafe and 800 Degrees today, everything else...

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Vegas Eats: 800 Degrees at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jul 2015
Breakfast complete, I headed back to my room in the hopes of napping off a persistent migraine headache. I woke up 90 minutes later, a little confused and a little bit hungry. I...

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New Feature Posted: SLS Las Vegas Story Superior King - The VT Review 2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jul 2015
Just a note to folks tuned in to Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article - my review of the Story Superior King at SLS Las Vegas. Another very detailed review of...

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SLS Las Vegas Is The Shit!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jun 2015
Approximately five years ago, on November 3, 2010, I wrote a piece entitled Sahara, The Hell Hole is Greasy Disgusting Dirty. The post decried the Sahara's parking garage for being covered in filth. ...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Welcome The New Director of Entertainment At SLS...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2014
Ladies and gentlemen the SLS Hotel and Casino proudly presents the all-new Sam Nazarian show, Seven Deuce. Tonight, taped live from the all-new Gaming Control Board we present the premiere showing of Seven Deuce with...

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New Feature Posted: MikeE Does The SLS Grand Opening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Aug 2014
Hi folks, Just a note to those tuned in to @vegastripping Twitter and/or RSS feeds that we've posted a brand spanking new feature article. Join the dashing and debonair king of all Vegas luxury Mr. MikeE as...

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When A Blogger Gets In Bed With PR

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2014
Ever wonder what happens when a blogger gets in bed with Vegas PR? This. Geotagged inside the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, this is SLS Las Vegas social media PR employee Maria Roncal (left)...

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Caption Sam Nazarian

Posted by JohnH on 21 Aug 2014
Ready? GO!...

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Vegas Eats Preview: Bazaar at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in less than 10 days and wallpapering the world with PR that states that the restaurants they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of...

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SLS Approved For Gaming License, Nazarian Firewalled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2014
In a page directly from Martin Scorcese's adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's Casino, SLS Las Vegas was granted an unrestricted gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The hearings, wonderfully live tweeted by LVRJ's Howard Stutz,...

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Ship It: SLS To Get A FedEx

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jul 2014
Yesterday we shared a video showing all of SLS' interior signage set to an annoying soundtrack. It has since been deleted from the Facebook... but not before VT staffer JohnH noticed something.... SLS is gonna...

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Vegas Eats Preview: Cleo at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jul 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that the restaurants they are importing from Los Angeles are, like, awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff...

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Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff lives in...

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Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
By now, you've definitely seen Cosmopolitan's lobby pillar video show "Seduction" - wherein naked bodies writhe behind frosted glass. Well, the smarty pants rip off artists at SLS Las Vegas have ripped of the idea as...

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SLS Las Vegas Joins Hilton HHonors Program

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas has joined Hilton Hotels' Hilton HHonors program under a newly launched sub brand called Curio (unrelated to the new gift shop at Cromwell that sells monkey shaped candelabras that are strikingly...

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Vegas Eats Preview: The Griddle Cafe at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 May 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening on Labor Day Weekend with great fanfare, trumpeting to the universe how incredibly awesome the stable of eateries they are importing from Los Angeles will be. Like, totally awesome. Fortunately...

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New Feature Posted: Inside Rob Oseland, Hard Hat Touring The SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2014
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS and @vegastripping Twitter account that we've posted a very special feature article Inside Rob Oseland - Hard Hat Touring The SLS Las Vegas. During VT10 weekend...

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SLS Las Vegas: We Found The PR Document Stash

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 May 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present to you the entire collection of SLS Las Vegas PR One Sheet documents. Sit back and be amazed at their offerings, presented in high resolution imagery...

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SLS Sets Labor Day Weekend Opening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Feb 2014
VT reader Sam Nazarian (or more appropriately an sbe PR person) announced today in a blog post entitled Save The Date that SLS Las Vegas will open on Labor Day Weekend 2014. He even whipped out...

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SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino Roof!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jan 2014
Above: the Foxtail pool under construction at SLS Las Vegas SLS has spilled a bunch of information to Engineering News Record about the nuts and bolts of the renovated property, offering a bunch of details that...

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jan 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, here is our latest, highly educated guess as to what the SLS Las Vegas property map will look like... right down to the placement of casino tables. Click here for the...

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SLS Las Vegas Names Chinese Restaurant 'EB5-Noodles'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jan 2014
SLS has added EB5-Noodles to their list of forthcoming restaurants. EB5-Noodles is described as "authentic Chinese cuisine" so you can cancel your hopes for another China Poblano-style mash up from SBE Culinary Director Jose...

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You Won't Believe What The Rooms At SLS Las Vegas Look Like

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Dec 2013
Feast your eyes on this... two renderings of two very different room products for the forthcoming SLS Las Vegas. For the daily rack rate plus a confirmed $20 per day resort fee at SLS...

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Take A Peek Inside SLS Las Vegas Casino Floor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2013
SLS Las Vegas has stated that they will slot themselves into the market by targeting locals and tourists who fit the "just below luxury" price point, roughly equivalent to a four star rating. So what does...

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SLS Las Vegas: Sayers Club Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2013
SLS Las Vegas has been pushing their multi-slogan narrative lately, ("North is the New South", "Style Less Substance") calling in the big media guns to walk the property with CEO Sam Nazarian while offering up...

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SLS Las Vegas Rendering Interiors YouTubed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Feb 2013
Remember the "chickabombomb" video that previewed the Cosmopolitan a few years ago? Well, the SLS has one too. The video - sent out to sell the property to EB-5 visa applicants - has all the...

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SLS Las Vegas Dining, Nightclubs, Funding Plan Revealed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Dec 2012
The SLS Las Vegas, the proposed renovation of the shuttered Sahara, can't raise the last $115m required to get the job started. Despite having $300m of J.P. Morgan's cash in escrow, more smoke machines than Iron...

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THEpoll: Will SLS Las Vegas Open?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2012
So whaddya think... will SLS Las Vegas get its financing, get its construction in order and open to the public by their planned 2014 date? SLS Las Vegas: Will It Open? Yes, effortlessly in 2014 Yes,...

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SLS Architectural Model Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 May 2012
The Las Vegas Sun has posted a puff piece on the SLS which does include one gem - a photo of the architectural model for SLS. The differences between the linked model and the Bing birds...

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Echelon Delayed Until 2018!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 May 2012
Boyd Gaming has filed a request with Clark County to extend the time frame of existing permits for the Echelon development for an additional six years [PDF]. The applicant indicates that given the state of the...

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SLS Las Vegas: Anatomy Of A Press Release

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 May 2012
Yesterday, sbe sent out a press release touting their partial funding of the SLS Las Vegas project to the big media. As expected, most gulped down the whole steaming load without asking any questions...

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Seeing SLS Las Vegas Through The Raindrops

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Apr 2012
I'll spare the preamble and cut right to the chase: I don't believe a thing SBE Entertainment says. From the moment SBE announced the purchase of Sahara and their plans to turn it...

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Sahara Liquidation: SOLD OUT!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Sep 2011
The Sahara, which stated on its mostly darkened marquee that the final weeks of their interior liquidation sale were here, is now officially and completely closed. The NCL Liquidation team ended their sale of...

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SBE Sells Club Sahara Assets To MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Apr 2011
Let the liquidation begin! SBE Entertainment has sold the contents of the Club Sahara players club (a gigantic database filled with the contact information of anyone who has stayed or played at Sahara and...

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SLS Las Vegas Hotel Room Designs Uncovered

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2011
Here they are folks, the photographic evidence of the planned room renovations for the rebranded Sahara... SLS Hotel Las Vegas, as designed by former SBE Senior Design Manager in conjunction with Philippe S+arck design. There are...

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