STAMFORD, CT — SLS Las Vegas is set to join Starwood’s newly launched Tribute Portfolio, and the hotel’s tower will make its debut as a W property in 2016.
Starwood’s signing of the landmark 1,613-room resort grows the hotel company’s global footprint by nearly half a percent with just this one deal, representing the single largest addition of Starwood rooms in North America since pre-recession days.
Owned by Las Vegas Resort Holdings, LLC, the three distinct hotel towers, encompassing more than 1,600 guestrooms and suites, will be branded by the end of this year under Starwood’s recently launched Tribute Portfolio, while the 289-room ‘LUX Tower’ will be converted to a W Hotel upon completion of a renovation in 2016.
The W Las Vegas conversion will include the addition of a W Living Room (the W brand’s take on the traditional hotel lobby), a dedicated entrance for W guests, nearly 14,500 square feet of new W-branded meeting and event space, Away Spa, FIT fitness centre, and an exclusive outdoor WET pool deck and bar.
The other two hotel towers, comprising 1,324 rooms, will be operated as SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort.
“We have long wanted to increase our Starwood 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, SVP, North America Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “The signing of SLS Las Vegas 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.”
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.