Photo Courtesy of: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Starwood is one of the world’s leading hospitality companies and will take over management of the SLS Las Vegas existing 289-room tower after it is converted to the new W hotel. The W Las Vegas is scheduled to open in 2016 and will be the first W Hotel on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Starwood,” said Scott Kreeger, President and Chief Operating Officer of 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 SLS Las Vegas. And joining the Tribute Portfolio will strengthen our business across the board.”
The renovation will transform the existing tower into a new luxury hotel that will feature a W Living Room, an Away Spa and WET, an exclusive outdoor pool and bar.
The W Las Vegas will be managed by Starwood while the remainder of the SLS property will continue to be managed by Kreeger.
“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.”
SLS Las Vegas will join Starwood’s four existing hotels in Las Vegas, 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, visit www.starwoodhotels.com.