SBE announces that ground is officially breaking on the construction of the Vegas location of The SLS Hotel, a long-in-the-works hospitality project that will finally surface this fall. The new hotel will triple Jose Andres’ presence in Sin City, as the Spanish chef’s whimsical tapas restaurant The Bazaar will be included in the property (Andres also has two restaurant outposts at The Cosmopolitan), while other SBE holdings like Katsuya and Umami Burger will also open alongside two of the brand’s nightclubs, Shelter and The Sayer’s Club (Bellagio currently hosts the brand’s Hyde).
Less expected is a Vegas location of Hollywood’s always packed breakfast joint The Griddle at The SLS Hotel, sure to rival the overindulgence of Caesar’s Palace’s Bacchanal Buffet in a single, gargantuan pancake and guaranteed to be slammed by Sin City’s hungover legions.
We’re used to seeing L.A. represent en masse in Las Vegas by now, but this takes our town’s desert migration to new extremes. Will the Hollywood set avoid what they already have at home when considering The Strip? More pressing, especially considering the troubles so many Vegas properties have had competing in the diluted economy, could this be where Sam Nazarian loses his (shiny) shirt?