SLS Las Vegas to See Addition of a W Hotel

289-Room Tower Will be Starwood's First W on the Las Vegas Strip; Set to Open in Fall 2016

SLS Las Vegas Becomes Part of Starwood's Recently Launched Tribute Portfolio

09 Nov, 2015, 08:30 ET from SLS Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The owner of the SLS Las Vegas announced today that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has agreed to open its first W Hotel on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip at the SLS.

Starwood, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, will take over management of the existing 289-room tower, currently operating under the SLS LUX brand, after its conversion to a W Hotel. The W Las Vegas is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2016.

In addition, the SLS Las Vegas will become part of Starwood's Tribute Portfolio, a brand designed to give independent hotels access to Starwood's global distribution systems, worldwide sales organization, and the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest® loyalty program. Starwood launched the Tribute Portfolio brand in April 2015.

"We are very excited about our new partnership with Starwood," said Scott Kreeger, President and Chief Operating Officer of the SLS Las Vegas. "W Hotels is the pioneer and continuing leader in the luxury lifestyle hotel business, and it's an ideal fit for the approachable luxury experience offered at the SLS Las Vegas. And joining the Tribute Portfolio will strengthen our business across the board."

Following a renovation, W Las Vegas will include a W Living Room (the W brand's unique take on the traditional hotel lobby), a dedicated entry and reception area for W Hotel guests, an Away Spa, and WET, an exclusive outdoor pool and bar.

W Las Vegas will be managed by Starwood while the remainder of the SLS property, which includes the other two hotel towers comprising 1,324 rooms, the casino, the restaurants and nightlife venues, will continue to be managed by Kreeger. The SLS Las Vegas is owned by Las Vegas Resort Holdings, LLC.

"Starwood has long wanted to increase its presence in Las Vegas, a much desired destination for our SPG® members, who occupy 50% of our guestrooms on any given night," said Allison Reid, Senior Vice President of North America Development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. "This deal not only allows us to expand our footprint and give our members more options on the Strip but also speaks volumes to the power of Starwood's brands and our industry-leading distribution, loyalty and sales platforms that will contribute to the success of this landmark property."

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

  • 1,613 guest rooms, including 120 suites.
  • 8 restaurants, including Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres.
  • 3 nightlife/entertainment venues.
  • 2 pools.
  • 80,000 square-feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space.
  • a 54,000-square-foot casino, including a William Hill sports book.

SLS Las Vegas will join Starwood's four existing hotels in the market, which include The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa, The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East Flamingo, and Element Las Vegas Summerlin. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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 luxury 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 Jose AndresTM; Katsuya by Starck®; Cleo®; Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book; Ku Noodle by Jose AndresTM; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; Northside CafeTM; and The PerqTM. 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.

ABOUT W HOTELS WORLDWIDE

W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led luxury lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 47 hotels and retreats, including 17 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. With 15 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 60 hotels by 2018. W Hotels have been announced for Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amman, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Shenyang, Marrakech and Brisbane, while upcoming W Retreats include Goa, Phuket, Hainan Island and Mexico's Riviera Maya. For more information, visit whotels.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

ABOUT TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO

New from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Tribute Portfolio is comprised of exceptional independent hotels around the globe, offering guests and owners the ability to "Stay Independent." From boutique resorts to urban destination properties, guests can enjoy access to outstanding four-star, upper-upscale hotels with an indie spirit while benefitting from the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program. Launched in April 2015 as Starwood's 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels, Starwood plans to grow the Tribute Portfolio brand to 100 hotels by 2020. For more information on Tribute Portfolio, please visit www.tributeportfolio.com. Follow along to Stay Independent: @TributePortfolio on Instagram, @TributePRTFLO on Twitter, www.tumblr.com/TributePortfolio and www.facebook.com/TributePortfolio.  

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