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Stockbridge approved to acquire remaining 10 percent of SLS; Nazarian, SBE Entertainment out
Stockbridge approved to acquire remaining 10 percent of SLS; Nazarian, SBE Entertainment out
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Stockbridge Capital received final approval from Nevada gaming regulators today to acquire the remaining 10 percent of SLS Las Vegas. Stockbridge already owns ...
Las Vegas history test: Do you know former names of city’s casinos?
Las Vegas history test: Do you know former names of city’s casinos?
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The history of Las Vegas is peppered with second acts. Third acts, fourth acts and even more acts, too. Resorts come and go, either being recycled through name changes or ...
Photo: SLS Las Vegas President Rob Oseland will have some
Can a locals casino survive on the Strip?
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The team at SLS Las Vegas, formerly the Sahara, are embracing the challenges of opening on the north end of the tourist trap that is Las Vegas Boulevard ...
Photo: Sam Nazarian, the CEO of SBE Enertainment, the com
SLS boss giving resort’s ‘tribe’ a place to go
Sunday, August 17, 2014
After three years of renovations, SLS Las Vegas is ready to open its doors to the public. The owner of the old Sahara insists he is not concerned about the resort’s location on the north end of the Strip. Here's why ...
'We are back': SLS Las Vegas opening Labor Day weekend
'We are back': SLS Las Vegas opening Labor Day weekend
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The announcement arrived today in the form of a banner across the forthcoming resort’s website, where SBE Entertainment CEO Sam Nazarian posted a blog item about the opening.
Will the SLS change the game for the north Strip?
Will the SLS change the game for the north Strip?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The $415 million, 1,600-room SLS Las Vegas, budding on the former grounds of the Sahara, has been considered a key factor in the recovery of the Strip’s struggling north end.
Photo: An exterior view of the SLS Resort (formerly the S
William Hill to bring 'traditional sports book model to a whole new level' at SLS Las Vegas
Thursday, August 29, 2013
SLS Las Vegas has partnered with William Hill to roll out its sports book when the forthcoming Strip resort opens in fall 2014.
Photo: Sam Nazarian stands at the former MyHouse club spa
L.A.’s biggest nightclub owner betting big on shuttered Sahara
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
He’s the biggest nightclub owner in Los Angeles, the man whose Hyde Lounge and Shelter became prime hunting grounds for the paparazzi. He’s been photographed cozying up with Paris Hilton, Kristin Cavallari and Sofia Vergara.
Photo: 2013 Miss America Pageant contestants at Buca di B
Strip Scribbles: Buca di Beppo is No. 1; SLS hires executive director; and UNLVino adds Bar-B-Q
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Planet Hollywood tycoon Robert Earl’s Buca di Beppo restaurants were voted No. 1 casual-dining Italian restaurant by Nations Restaurant ...
Photo: Work began last month to transform the Sahara into
SLS Las Vegas update: New director of hotel sales hired
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
There’s a new director of hotel sales at SLS Las Vegas, the boutique hotel under construction at the site of the former Sahara. SBE Entertainment hired Michael Toney, who previously worked as vice president of hotel sales at Station Casinos and the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photo: The SLS resort logo is shown on a door during a to
Goodbye, Sahara; Hello, SLS Las Vegas
Thursday, March 14, 2013
First, the sign came down. Then, the Moroccan-styled dome was dismantled. By the end of the week, it will be gone. The shuttered Sahara is slowly disappearing after almost 60 years in business, making way for a new Strip resort, the SLS Las Vegas. "SLS" stands for "style, luxury and service." Inside, the only remaining hint of the Sahara are ornate columns. The casino has been stripped to its concrete walls. The reception desk has been cleared. The Conga Room, buffet and coffee shops are gone.
So long, Camels: Sahara sign dismantled on the Strip
So long, Camels: Sahara sign dismantled on the Strip
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A piece of Las Vegas' past vanished from the Strip on Tuesday, as workers removed the sign from the old Sahara resort. The sign is being removed as part of a project to transform the Sahara into SLS Las Vegas.
Photo: The 2012 NASCAR hauler parade on the Strip on Thur
NASCAR events kick off in Las Vegas with Hauler Parade on the Strip
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This weekend, NASCAR makes its 16th visit to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Since 1998, it has pumped billions of dollars into our economy. ...
Photo: A preview of the SLS Las Vegas resort that will be
Construction begins at shuttered Sahara
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The owners of the shuttered Sahara casino on an aging stretch of the Las Vegas Strip say they're breaking ground on a redevelopment project that will revitalize the resort. Los Angeles-based SBE Entertainment announced Wednesday that it's beginning construction after securing the $400 million needed for the project. The development company says it will reopen the iconic resort that once hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley by fall of 2014.
Pop quiz: How well do you know the classic neon signs of Vegas?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It’s time for a Las Vegas history test, presented one letter at a time. We picture letters from seven signs on display at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The museum is home to more than 150 signs from Las Vegas casinos and other businesses, including hotels, restaurants and wedding chapels. Scroll through these photos to see if you can tell which casinos or hotels these letters came from.