Sahara Las Vegas

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Sahara Las Vegas
Sahara Hotel before the conversion to SLS Las Vegas
Location United StatesUnited States Las Vegas
opening October 7, 1952 as Sahara
room 1,600
Casino area 5,600 m²
Restaurants Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Katsuya by Starck, Cleo
Previous names Club Bingo, Sahara Hotel and Casino, SLS Las Vegas
owner Stockbridge / SBE Holdings, LLC

The Sahara Las Vegas is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas , Nevada . As a Sahara Hotel and Casino , it had 1720 rooms and a casino of around 7900 m². It is the northernmost stop on the Las Vegas Monorail . The building was renovated and rebuilt for $ 415 million after the Sahara closed in 2011, and reopened in August 2014 under the name SLS Las Vegas . In mid-2019 the hotel was sold to the Meruelo Group and renamed again to Sahara .


The hotel was built by Milton Prell in 1952 as the sixth hotel on the Strip. 1954 Louis Prima was recruited as a show act, it was one of the first shows on the strip. In 1961, Del Webb bought the hotel. Later, in 1995, Bill Bennett bought the hotel. He remained the owner until his death on December 22, 2002. In 2000 a roller coaster called " Speed ​​- The Ride " was opened, which was located in front of the hotel.

The Sahara was closed on May 16, 2011 for economic reasons. The building was then sold, renovated and reopened as SLS Las Vegas in August 2014.

In 2019 the hotel was sold again, the new owner Meruelo Group decided to use the old name Sahara again and announced extensive renovations and renovations.

Other story

In January and February 1960, numerous scenes for the film Frankie and his cronies ( Ocean's Eleven ) were shot with the Rat Pack in the Sahara .

Web links

Commons : Sahara Las Vegas  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

supporting documents

  1. Las Vegas: SLS resort to open in fall 2014 in the former Sahara

Coordinates: 36 ° 8 ′ 33 ″  N , 115 ° 9 ′ 24 ″  W.