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SLS: Three G's And One E-Flat

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Nov 2014
The material was three G's and an E flat. Played loud and played fast. The first and greatest riff of all time. Material. The cellular level of an idea from which springs life, art, language or...

Tagged: casino design   sls   wynn   philippe starck   


New Feature Posted: MikeE Does The SLS Grand Opening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Aug 2014
Hi folks, Just a note to those tuned in to @vegastripping Twitter and/or RSS feeds that we've posted a brand spanking new feature article. Join the dashing and debonair king of all Vegas luxury Mr. MikeE as...

Tagged: sls las vegas   mikee   grand opening   feature article   


When A Blogger Gets In Bed With PR

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2014
Ever wonder what happens when a blogger gets in bed with Vegas PR? This. Geotagged inside the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, this is SLS Las Vegas social media PR employee Maria Roncal (left)...

Tagged: sls las vegas   public relations   


Caption Sam Nazarian

Posted by JohnH on 21 Aug 2014
Ready? GO!...

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Vegas Eats Preview: Bazaar at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in less than 10 days and wallpapering the world with PR that states that the restaurants they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   sls las vegas   sbe   jose andres   


SLS Approved For Gaming License, Nazarian Firewalled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2014
In a page directly from Martin Scorcese's adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's Casino, SLS Las Vegas was granted an unrestricted gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The hearings, wonderfully live tweeted by LVRJ's Howard Stutz,...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sam nazarian   stockbridge   rob oseland   sbe entertainment   


Ship It: SLS To Get A FedEx

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jul 2014
Yesterday we shared a video showing all of SLS' interior signage set to an annoying soundtrack. It has since been deleted from the Facebook... but not before VT staffer JohnH noticed something.... SLS is gonna...

Tagged: sls las vegas   shipping   


Even More SLS Interior Signage

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jul 2014
Sign geeks - here's a set of SLS interior signage set to loud pop music. Thanks Mac!...

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Vegas Eats Preview: Cleo at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jul 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that the restaurants they are importing from Los Angeles are, like, awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   reviews   cleo   danny elmaleh   sls las vegas   sbe   


SLS: 800 Degrees Interiors Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in roughly six weeks and by now, thanks to VT's VP of Research Mac78130, you've got a pretty good idea what most of the joint looks like. Today you can add...

Tagged: sls   800 degrees   moustache waxing   cosmopolitan   


Check Out The Center Bar at SLS!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jul 2014
Remember when we saw the photo of the numbered LED panels being installed over the cockeyed casino bar at SLS a few weeks ago? Well... here's video of what it looks like in action. Very...

Tagged: sls   interiors   bars   


Even More SLS Interior Photos!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jun 2014
The hits keep coming, thanks to SLS Las Vegas / SBE Entertainment Design and Construction Manager Joseph Sharaf's delicious Instagram account. Do you remember when we mentioned the disco floor at the entrance? Here is...

Tagged: sls   interiors   casino   design   sbe   


SLS: The Slots and Tables Have Arrived

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2014
The slots and table games have arrived on the SLS Las Vegas' casino floor. Speaking of deliveries, when does Sam Nazarian's gaming license arrive?...

Tagged: sbe   sls   casino   slots   games   ferrets   


Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff lives in...

Tagged: vegas eats   preview   umami burger   dining   reviews   sls las vegas   sbe   


Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
By now, you've definitely seen Cosmopolitan's lobby pillar video show "Seduction" - wherein naked bodies writhe behind frosted glass. Well, the smarty pants rip off artists at SLS Las Vegas have ripped of the idea as...

Tagged: sls las vegas   cosmopolitan   advertising   casino heist   


SLS Las Vegas Joins Hilton HHonors Program

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas has joined Hilton Hotels' Hilton HHonors program under a newly launched sub brand called Curio (unrelated to the new gift shop at Cromwell that sells monkey shaped candelabras that are strikingly...

Tagged: sls las vegas   hilton hhonors   comp clubs   marketing   rewards   


Giant Apes Take Over SLS!!!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2014
Everybody loves apes! Even when they wear hats. Attack of the apes!...

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Truth In Advertising Dept: SLS Misrepresents Location Yet Again

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 May 2014
SLS Las Vegas already has a track record of misrepresenting its location to anyone whose money they seek (bending the truth to rope in Chinese investors) and now they're doing it to you. Exhibit C: ...

Tagged: sls   location   sbe   fraud   


SLS Turns On Its Marquee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 May 2014
SLS Las Vegas has turned on its marquee. The view from the south is a giant LED board containing a Cromwell advertisement some purple stuff. The north side - shown in renderings with kooky shapes...

Tagged: sls   marquee   signage   ferrets   


Vegas Eats Preview: The Griddle Cafe at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 May 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening on Labor Day Weekend with great fanfare, trumpeting to the universe how incredibly awesome the stable of eateries they are importing from Los Angeles will be. Like, totally awesome. Fortunately...

Tagged: vegas eats   griddle cafe   dining   reviews   sls las vegas   sbe   pancakes   


Rooftop News Dept: Peep The LiFE Pool Club at SLS

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 May 2014
By now, you've seen Cosmopolitan's gorgeous Boulevard Pool, and you've seen Picnic at Downtown Grand, you've seen the new Drai's Beachclub at Cromwell and now the next competitor in the rooftop pool sweepstakes.... LiFE Dayclub...

Tagged: roofing   pools   sls   life   dayclubs   drai   picnic   stratosphere   ferrets   


Hoax Dept: SLS Hires U2 To Play Opening Night Party

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 May 2014
Here's a prime example of rumor marketing at its best. Someone just happened to leak to Dish Nation (?) that SLS made an an offer to U2 to play at the hotel's grand opening...

Tagged: sls   u2   rumor mill   


THEpoll: Who Loses - Cosmo, Cromwell or SLS?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2014
THEpoll: Who Loses - Cosmo, Cromwell or SLS? We've learned a lot this week about Cosmopolitan's future, the current Cromwell and forthcoming SLS Las Vegas. In the head to head battle for the hearts and minds of...

Tagged: thepoll   cosmopolitan   cromwell   sls   


Postscript: Downtown Grand

Posted by RateVegas on 21 May 2014
I stayed at Downtown Grand recently with my wife. We were attending a family event nearby and I wanted to give it a try. This isn't a review of DTG but I have some thoughts...

Tagged: downtown grand   sls   seth schorr   fifth street gaming   cim group   zach conine   wynn   fremont street   


New Feature Posted: Inside Rob Oseland, Hard Hat Touring The SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2014
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS and @vegastripping Twitter account that we've posted a very special feature article Inside Rob Oseland - Hard Hat Touring The SLS Las Vegas. During VT10 weekend...

Tagged: sls las vegas   rob oseland   sbe   admiral   twht   


SLS Las Vegas: We Found The PR Document Stash

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 May 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present to you the entire collection of SLS Las Vegas PR One Sheet documents. Sit back and be amazed at their offerings, presented in high resolution imagery...

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SLS Releases Foxtail Nightclub Commercial

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 May 2014
SLS Las Vegas has released a promotional video for forthcoming Foxtail nightclub thingy. The theme is "paint the scene"... possibly referencing their graffiti inspired casino carpet. One thing is for sure, Foxtail advert makes the...

Tagged: sls   foxtail   advertising   


VegasEats Preview : Katsuya at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 May 2014
The SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino has gone to great lengths telling anybody with ears and a thesaurus how their innovative collection of food and bev brands are - portraying CEO Sam Nazarian as...

Tagged: vegas eats   sls   katsuya   sushi   dining   previews   


Updated: Peep These SLS Interior Photos

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 May 2014
Update: added another photo of the casino floor below. A few weeks before VT10, me and the Admrial were invited to take a behind the scenes tour of SLS. Perfect timing? Obviously. The invitation came...

Tagged: sls   photos   


VegasGang #109 : Live from VT10

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2014
On Episode #109 of the Vegas Gang Podcast live from VT10 at the Golden Gate Casino, Hunter ambushes Chuck with questions about VegasTripping's 10th birthday in an attempt to make him (me) cry in public...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   vt10   mirage   cromwell   sls   rob oseland   hunter   pigs   


sbe Launches Alternate SLS Website

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Mar 2014
sbe entertainment has launched a different version of the SLS Las Vegas website, under the corporate domain name. More renderings, hype and more praise for a hotel that isn't open yet. Oh, and...

Tagged: sls   comedy   internet   in nazarian we trust   jesus   


SLS Sets Labor Day Weekend Opening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Feb 2014
VT reader Sam Nazarian (or more appropriately an sbe PR person) announced today in a blog post entitled Save The Date that SLS Las Vegas will open on Labor Day Weekend 2014. He even whipped out...

Tagged: sls las vegas   grand opening   


SLS Gets A Marquee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Feb 2014
SLS Las Vegas unleashed a new rendering of their property, primarily showing off their proposed marquee. Interesting. Kinetic sculpture on the north side with a giant LED screen facing south. Obviously, someone did the...

Tagged: sls   marquee   design   renderings   gensler   


SLS: Lenny Kravitz, Designer... and A Pool On The Casino Roof!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jan 2014
Above: the Foxtail pool under construction at SLS Las Vegas SLS has spilled a bunch of information to Engineering News Record about the nuts and bolts of the renovated property, offering a bunch of details that...

Tagged: sls las vegas   lenny kravitz   renderings   penthouse suites   hotel   pools   


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jan 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, here is our latest, highly educated guess as to what the SLS Las Vegas property map will look like... right down to the placement of casino tables. Click here for the...

Tagged: sls las vegas   bazaar   foxtail   casino   umami burger   sayers club   shelter   mercado di vetro   katsuya   800 degrees   pizza   griddle cafe   casino map   sam nazarian   ferrets   


SLS Las Vegas Names Chinese Restaurant 'EB5-Noodles'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jan 2014
SLS has added EB5-Noodles to their list of forthcoming restaurants. EB5-Noodles is described as "authentic Chinese cuisine" so you can cancel your hopes for another China Poblano-style mash up from SBE Culinary Director Jose...

Tagged: sls las vegas   dining   eb5-noodles   shelter   katsuya   sam nazarian   casino design   renderings   shelter   nightlife   sam nazarian   


You Won't Believe What The Rooms At SLS Las Vegas Look Like

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Dec 2013
Feast your eyes on this... two renderings of two very different room products for the forthcoming SLS Las Vegas. For the daily rack rate plus a confirmed $20 per day resort fee at SLS...

Tagged: sls las vegas   hotel rooms   


Take A Peek Inside SLS Las Vegas Casino Floor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2013
SLS Las Vegas has stated that they will slot themselves into the market by targeting locals and tourists who fit the "just below luxury" price point, roughly equivalent to a four star rating. So what does...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sbe   jose andres   casino   bazaar   renderings   roger thomas   


SLS Las Vegas: Sayers Club Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2013
SLS Las Vegas has been pushing their multi-slogan narrative lately, ("North is the New South", "Style Less Substance") calling in the big media guns to walk the property with CEO Sam Nazarian while offering up...

Tagged: sls las vegas   nightlife   sayers club   nightlife   sam nazarian   


Vegas Gang #101: Downtown Grand, Caesars, SLS and Earnings Season

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Nov 2013
On the latest episode of The Vegas Gang... a mini VIMFP recap then headfirst dive into the gang's thoughts about the tour of Downtown Grand, discussion about Caesars' myriad problems, and a progress report on...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   downtown grand   caesars   sls   earnings season   wynn   


Where We Profile SLS's Profile Of Our Profile Of SLS

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jun 2013
The SLS Hotel has a blog, upon which they've shared Blackjacker1979's fabulous post from yesterday. This is our post acknowledging their post about our post. Isn't that how the internet echo box works? We write something...

Tagged: sls   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   echobox   marketing   


Why The SLS Might Become Something...

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 24 Jun 2013
It's a very open secret that Sahara honcho Sam Nazarian's projects live in a cloud of media hype. From bit pieces about his growing nightclub empire to full on fluff (seemingly annual) LA Times featurette,...

Tagged: sls   sahara   renovations   sam nazarian   sbe entertainment   north strip   


SLS Demolition Takes Towers To Steel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2013
It appears that the Visas for cash check has cleared. The transition of the historic Sahara into the shiny new SLS Hotel Las Vegas is in full roar mode with demolition crews dismantling the exterior filigree...

Tagged: sls   sbe   sahara   construction   


The SLS Las Vegas Construction Cam

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2013
Sahara demolition is in full swing. To help sbe keep their eyes on the balls, they've mounted a SLS construction cam on the side of the hotel tower. Check it out here SLS Construction Camera....

Tagged: sls   sahara   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   sahara   construction   


Vegas Gang #90: Quad, D, Cults, Linq and Nazarian

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2013
New Vegas Gang Episode #90 has been posted and features discussion about The Quad, The D, cults of personality in the casino industry and some highlights from the RD&E including Dr. Dave's panel with Linq...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   the quad   the d   linq   sam nazarian   sbe   sls   


SLS Sends Camels Out To Pasture

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Mar 2013
The check cleared. We know this because the cranes have arrived at the old Sahara as it is transformed into the SLS hotel. Barely a week after covering their busted electronic marquee with a tarp...

Tagged: sls   sahara   marquee   neon   sayonara   


SLS Las Vegas Rendering Interiors YouTubed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Feb 2013
Remember the "chickabombomb" video that previewed the Cosmopolitan a few years ago? Well, the SLS has one too. The video - sent out to sell the property to EB-5 visa applicants - has all the...

Tagged: sls las vegas   renderings   dining   


SLS: SBE Gets The Cash

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Feb 2013
And, like clockwork, sbe has unfurled their PR cannons to blast the news that they have secured the last $115 million in funds via the EB-5 program. With much relish, Sam Nazarian stated that they got...

Tagged: sbe   sls   sam nazarian   


SBE Misrepresenting Facts To SLS Investors, Again

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Feb 2013
Can you spot the errors in this SLS Las Vegas rendering put forth by sbe entertianment? From the "Buyer Beware" department comes this rendering of the SLS Las Vegas shown off to potential SLS EB-5 'visas...

Tagged: sls   sbe   sam nazarian   


SLS Has A Fancy Chinese Website And No Funding

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Feb 2013
FiveHundy reminds us via Twitter that the deadline for SLS to complete its funding is night (if not passed.) A little internet digging revealed that SLS has built a fancy Chinese website in...

Tagged: sls funding   sam nazarian   sbe   quantum teledildonics   


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