Designed by Philippe Starck in the former Sahara Resort, SLS Vegas Hotel & Casino is a sleek, playful stay that’s a quiet respite from the city’s hectic core. In addition to being Las Vegas’ hottest hotel for foodies, with fabled eateries such as Umami Burger and Katsuya in its fold, here are a few more reasons why the style, luxury and service are worth exploring:
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
As the flagship restaurant of the hotel, Chef José Andrés’ Bazaar Meat is a must for high-class carnivores. Classic Bazaar starters are on the menu, like the foie gras cotton candy and patatas bravas (tomato sauce-topped potatoes) made according to Andrés’ grandmother’s recipe. However, the focus here is on thick, juicy cuts of meat grilled to perfection. FYI: the place is one of only nine restaurants in America certified to buy and serve authentic Kobe beef. Start with the beef tartare before moving on to one of the share-friendly steaks that requires an hour to prepare. Pair it with classic Robuchon mashed potatoes for an unforgettable feast.
The Foundry is the newest addition to SLS’ entertainment roster. The entertainment venue’s revolutionary state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology layered throughout the space provides a one-of-a-kind sensorial experience. See what kinds of effects the rhythms have on your body when The Cult (May 19) and Flo Rida (May 28) take to the stage over the coming weeks.
Ever walk through one of Vegas’ mega hotels and feel like you’ve entered an endless rabbit hole that you can never escape? Because of SLS Vegas’ more boutique-y nature (thank you, avant-garde design!), though, you’ll never feel that way. Although there are plenty of dining options, eight in total, and gaming, it’s small enough to navigate easily. Plus, street access is never far in case you need a breather from the tables.
From providing a speedy check-in to scoring tickets to the hottest show or restaurant, members of the VIP concierge, offered to SPG members, are top-notch in their knowledge, connections and efficiency in making all those wild, what-happens-in-Vegas fantasies come true.
Direct monorail access
Whether you want to cross town to catch a show or simply experience the city from a different view, the Las Vegas monorail conveniently begins at SLS Hotel. It’s five dollars for a one-way ticket that includes seven stops at major attractions and hotels, ending at the MGM Hotel.