Company Behind the Abbey Opening Vegas Casino Soon
By Neal Broverman
The trendy redo of the legendary Sahara hotel and casino — the SLS Las Vegas — is set to open on Labor Day weekend on the north end of the Strip.
sbe Entertainment Group, the company behind the legendary Abbey bar and club in West Hollywood and SLS hotels in L.A., New York, and Miami, poured $415 million to remake the Sahara, which will feature 60 restaurants and nightclubs, 1.600 rooms, 2,500 employees (they're hiring now!), and of course, a casino.
The SLS is set to do battle with the Strip's other youthful, hip property, The Cosmopolitan. The Cromwell, another new Vegas property that made over the old Bill's Gamblin' Hall also hopes to capture the hipster crowd and opens later this year.
The SLS Vegas will feature many L.A. touches, including Vegas versions of popular southern California restaurants like Griddle Cafe, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees, Katsuya, and a version of Los Angeles's Sayers Club. No word yet on whether the SLS will feature an LGBT-themed club night or pool party, as many other Vegas properties do.