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Sahara Las Vegas returns to the Las Vegas Strip

With the ever-changing landscape of Las Vegas, past visitors might just be pleased to discover that one hotel is back, and with an impressive $150 million renovation in tow.

Sahara Las Vegas has officially returned (it operated under this name from 1952 to 2011) and has seen a resort overhaul including an updated casino floor featuring the stylish 24-hour Casbar Lounge and the recently unveiled Infinity premium gaming lounge, renovated hotel rooms, suites and corridors, an upgraded spa and a soon-to-debut new hotel lobby. The hotel promises a boutique approach to personal service while offering a sophisticated flair against a timeless Vegas feel.

Visitors can expect to see major updates to the resort exterior too such as a remodelling of the main porte cochère, while a full renovation of the resort’s main pool is set to begin later in the year. Additional updates include a refresh and new paint colour for the building’s exterior along with soon-to-be installed marquee signage and lettering signalling the name change.

Now, nearly a year into the resort’s significant transformation, guests can expect even further additions and upgrades to the property’s physical structure and guest amenities. Anticipated enhancements to the resort’s award-winning culinary program include the addition of the popular Philadelphia Eagles restaurant partner Chickie’s and Pete’s as well as some exciting and innovative fine dining concepts, which will be unveiled soon and promise to be new to Las Vegas. Further additions will be made to the property’s entertainment and nightlife line-up, which will be announced in due course.


The SLS Las Vegas is returning to the hotel-casino’s roots

Sahara Las Vegas features 1,615 guest rooms, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of entertainment venues, lounges, three distinctive pools, the luxurious Amina Spa and acclaimed restaurants. A true celebration of meat awaits at the award-winning Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, as well as cocktails and playful cuisine in this seductive setting. Enjoy gourmet burgers and craft beers at the aptly named, Beer and Bets; or contemporary American fare with Italian influence such pizzas, pastas, cocktails and desserts in a modern setting at Bella Bistro.

Hotel guests will notice some significant enhancements including the redesign of the Blanca and Marra towers, which offer fully remodelled rooms as well as updated elevator lobbies and room corridors. Upgrades to the AAA Four Diamond Alexandria Tower include room enhancements and new services at the Amina Spa. The Alexandria Tower also offers a private valet entrance and dedicated hotel check-in for those who require a little extra service.

Debuting this autumn, the new hotel lobby will offer top-tier guest amenities featuring state-of-the-art hotel registration systems and a well-appointed lounge. The exquisite modern design, with just a touch of nostalgia, includes floor inlays inspired by lamps from the original Sahara Hotel and Casino. A Starbucks will also open near registration, offering guests an assortment of speciality coffees and pastries.


The hotel boasts one of the best casinos in Las Vegas

The 60,000 square-foot casino floor received a remodelled design creating a bright, modern atmosphere with glamorous touches, a finished ceiling with upgraded lighting and new carpeting along with a new slot and table game layout. The addition of the stylish, 24-hour Casbar lounge offers guests a selection of craft cocktails and inviting seating areas right off the casino floor, while Infinity, a sophisticated premium gaming lounge, appeals to the resorts more serious gamers seeking a luxurious high-limit gaming experience. A new poker room, off the main casino floor, is expected to open later next year.

Don’t forget to get some practice in before you leave with the Casumo app so you can perfect your gaming and maybe even get some wins in while you’re there. Available to download from the likes of Jack Mobile Casinos, this highly impressive casino mobile app has fast become one of the leading online casinos with players all over the world.

Pool & Nightclub

At the end of the summer season, the main resort pool will close for a year-long overhaul

At the end of the summer season, the main resort pool will close for a year-long overhaul. Nothing will be left untouched as the entire pool deck will receive a renovation to create a new and compelling pool experience. The project will also include the addition of a two-story 18,500 square-foot combination nightclub, lounge and theatrical space, which will sit adjacent to the main pool and will no doubt offer guests an experience to remember.
These changes and more are encapsulated in a series of renovations to the boutique Strip resort that will continue well into 2020. To follow the transformation of Sahara Las Vegas or to book your stay, visit