There’s several changes going on at the SLS Las Vegas, as the hotel has quietly exited as a member of Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio. This comes the same time as the former W Las Vegas also has been deflagged from Starwood.
The SLS Las Vegas used to have two towers the World Tower, and the Story Tower, however they now welcome the former W Las Vegas, as their Grand Tower.
Originally, the W Las Vegas to become SLS Las Vegas, Tribute Portfolio, however that’s not exactly what happened, as it did a transition to the SLS, however it’s no longer a part of the Tribute Portfolio. At this time, it appears to be independently managed, however it will be interesting to see if they look for another hotel company to manage.
Per the Los Angeles Times,
The 1,616-room SLS also ended its marketing and reservations partnership with Starwood Hotels. The hotel had hoped the 2015 deal, which allowed travelers to book stays at SLS using Starwood loyalty program points, would help boost its bottom line.
Since opening four years ago, the SLS has struggled to compete, in part due to its location well north of the better-known resorts along Las Vegas Boulevard.
The property began life in 1952 as the Sahara hotel-casino. It was sold in April to Los Angeles financier Alex Meruelo.
According to a news release, Meruelo plans to infuse $100 million into the SLS to enhance the casino, pool, rooms and entertainment venues.
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