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Iggy Azalea, Lenny Kravitz, Maria Menounos, Pamela Anderson, Sabina Kelley, Rita Ora and more at SLS Vegas Grand Opening

August 23, 2014 by  



Iggy Azalea  performs at SLS Vegas grand opening
SLS Las Vegas
, the culmination of a years-long, $415 million dollar renovation of the legendary Sahara, opened its doors today welcoming the public back to the North end of the iconic Las Vegas Strip (Pictured: Iggy Azalea  performs at SLS Vegas grand opening – Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com). 

Recording artist Iggy Azalea  performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Recording artist Iggy Azalea performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

A fully-integrated, entertainment-driven resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites, SLS Las Vegas features a curated collection of hospitality industry trendsetter sbe’s most beloved brands, refined and reinvigorated for Las Vegas as well as original concepts all set in an atmosphere that’s both dynamic and approachable.

Iggy Azalea  performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Iggy Azalea performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

SLS Las Vegas Grand Opening Fireworks & Casino Tour

Video credit: Chris Rauschnot @24kMedia

“This is the beginning of a new era for The Strip,” said Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO, sbe. “We are thrilled to throw open our doors and show the world what we’ve been working on for the past several years. It feels good to be back in the former Sahara space, and we look forward to creating new, legendary memories as SLS Las Vegas.”

Iggy Azalea  performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Iggy Azalea performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Destined to become one of the most energetic hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, SLS is high-style collaboration between Nazarian, James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés and design visionary Phillippe Starck in collaboration with globally acclaimed architectural firm Gensler.

Iggy Azalea  performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Iggy Azalea performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Highlights of the property include Andres’ Bazaar Meat, a twist on his hugely popular concept Bazaar; the second location of The Sayers Club, one of Los Angeles’ best-loved live music venues; celebrated restaurants Katsuya by Starck, Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book, Cleo and The Griddle Cafe; an exclusive partnership with retailer Fred Segal and The Strip’s most exhilarating nightclub, the 20,000 square-foot LiFE, a venue designed, with sbe’s myriad years creating superior nightlife venues, to maximize the club-going experience.

Iggy Azalea  performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Iggy Azalea performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

“We’re incredibly proud of our partners and our approachable mix of amenities,” added President and COO of SLS Las Vegas, Rob Oseland. “As a result, we have a property that speaks to everything that the 40 million tourists who find their way to Vegas every year expect while at the same time stays approachable and welcoming to the vibrant community of Southern Nevada.”

Iggy Azalea  performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Iggy Azalea performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

The resort celebrated its opening with a star-studded preview party with guests including, actors Aaron Paul, Emile Hirsch and Kellan Lutz, model Dita Von Teese, UFC star Chuck Liddell, and actress Brittany Snow.

Rita Ora performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Rita Ora performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Partygoers enjoyed tastes of the resort’s signature food and beverage offerings and live performances from rock legend Lenny Kravitz, who designed a handful of the resort’s top tier suites, and rising star artists including Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, JoJo and Jhené Aiko. As the clock struck midnight, amid a dazzling display of fireworks, the SLS team led by Sam Nazarian officially cut the ribbon and escorted the first guests to the gaming floor.

Rita Ora performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Rita Ora performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

“This is a very exciting day for us,” said Nazarian. “SLS Las Vegas is the embodiment of a dream that began seven years ago when we purchased the Sahara. To see this legendary property come back to life in the vision that we created all those years ago is nothing short of incredible and I am grateful for all of our visionary partners and the incredible community support we have received during this transformation. We invite everyone to be legendary and join us at SLS Las Vegas.”

Lenny Kravitz performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Lenny Kravitz performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Lenny Kravitz performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Lenny Kravitz performs at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Lenny Kravitz and Maria Menounos at SLS Vegas grand opening

Lenny Kravitz and Maria Menounos at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Lenny Kravitz on red carpet at SLS Vegas grand opening

Lenny Kravitz on red carpet at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Actress Pamela Anderson  at SLS Vegas grand opening

Actress Pamela Anderson at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Reality TV star Sabina Kelley at SLS Las Vegas grand opening

Reality TV star Sabina Kelley at SLS Las Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Reality TV star Sabina Kelley at SLS Las Vegas grand opening

Reality TV star Sabina Kelley at SLS Las Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Ribbon cutting ceremony with Arash Azarbarzin, President, sbe Hotel Group and Rob Oseland, President and COO of SLS Las Vegas and Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and Philippe Starck, design icon and Creative Director of SLS Las Vegas consulting through Gensler and CEO, sbe and Sam Bakhshandehpour, President, sbe

Ribbon cutting ceremony with Arash Azarbarzin, President, sbe Hotel Group and Rob Oseland, President and COO of SLS Las Vegas and Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and Philippe Starck, design icon and Creative Director of SLS Las Vegas consulting through Gensler and CEO, sbe and Sam Bakhshandehpour, President, sbe

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Arash Azarbarzin, President, sbe Hotel Group and Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO, sbe and Sam Bakhshandehpour, President, sbe watch fireworks at SLS Vegas grand opening

Arash Azarbarzin, President, sbe Hotel Group and Sam Nazarian, Founder, Chairman and CEO, sbe and Sam Bakhshandehpour, President, sbe watch fireworks at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Guest arrive for SLS Vegas grand opening

Guest arrive for SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Roulette game at SLS Vegas

Roulette game at SLS Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Craps game at SLS Vegas

Craps game at SLS Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Baccarat game at SLS Vegas

Baccarat game at SLS Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Models at SLS Vegas grand opening

Models at SLS Vegas grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

SLS Vegas on grand opening

SLS Vegas on grand opening

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Foxtail at SLS Las Vegas

Foxtail at SLS Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

SLS Vegas on opening day

SLS Vegas on opening day

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

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