SLS Las Vegas No Longer Part of Starwood Hotels

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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.

a room with a tv and a table

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.

a screenshot of a hotel room

The SLS Las Vegas is currently bookable directly on their hotel website now.

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.

Check out our recent reviews: Hotel Review: SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, to see how it compares to when it once was a W, which we also have stayed at: Hotel Review: W Las Vegas

Have you recently stayed at the former W Las Vegas or the SLS Las Vegas before? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Was so sad to see this the other day. It’s where I stay at every trade show as the easy access to the monorail and small footprint was very convenient. Guess I will be staying at the renaissance from now on.

  2. Same here, stayed at the SLS often, great value for SPG Platinum, on the monorail, will likely never set foot in the place again.

  3. I stayed at SLS twice, once when they were part of Hilton’s Curio and then as a Tribute. The place was OK, for under $60/night its a deal, but I could never see it as the posh place that SBE had envisioned. I don’t see myself going back, unless it is part of a hotel loyalty program that I need nights/stays for.

  4. We stayed here for 5 nights and really enjoyed it in March that we booked the W for next year. They treated us wonderfully as SPG platinum members with upgrades and their service. Romeo was awesome and I hope they keep him!!! Now we are planning to cancel our reservation to stay in a SPG/Marriott hotel.

  5. I have stayed here frequently over the past 3 years. Love the property and the customer service.

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