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W Las Vegas, NV (co-located with the SLS Tribute Las Vegas) [Master Thread]

W Las Vegas, NV (co-located with the SLS Tribute Las Vegas) [Master Thread]

Old May 12, 17, 4:22 pm
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Their instagram says the official launch party is now
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Old May 24, 17, 5:42 am
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I'm not sure how (or if) this affects the W Las Vegas, but the SLS Las Vegas has been sold, pending regulatory approval.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/busine...meruelo-group/
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/ma...f-reno-casino/

As I didn't want to cross-post, I won't add this to the SLS Tribute thread. (I chose this one because it had more recent activity.) If moderators or anyone else feel it necessary, here's a link to that thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starw...er-thread.html
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Old May 31, 17, 4:40 pm
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One night stay for work. I typically do not like W hotels, but for one night it was a little cheaper than the Westin and I'm trying to get stay credits. My $89/night stay ended up around $150 with the obscene $35 resort fee, but, welcome to Vegas.

Got a nice upgrade as a gold. The room was, to my taste, tacky, but the tv was excellent, as was the bed, and the internet was great. Other than briefly worrying whether the mirror above the bed was adequately secured, it was a nonissue. Shower and fixtures were very nice. Didn't eat at the hotel, and wasn't there to swim, so can't comment on those things.

When I'm in Vegas for work, I prefer the non-resort hotels and though this is connected to the SLS, it feels separate if you want it to be. Very easy drive up (though uber drivers are confused it's back there), right to the front desk and the elevators right there. The room numbering is bizarre (my room on the 24th floor started with a "22," or maybe it was the other way around), but I figured it out eventually. I asked for change at the front desk in the morning for a $100 and they acted surprised that anyone actually uses paper money any more, so I had to walk over to the SLS casino cage. But they were nice about it.

All in all, it was a fine stay, and it's good to have another SPG option in Vegas I guess.
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Old Jun 1, 17, 11:55 am
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Nice new option

Stayed here recently for work. It's a bit hidden down the strip. Tough to find. When you do get there it's a nice oasis. Feels more intimate than most vegas hotels. Beautiful lobby. Nice pool. But all on a smaller scale.

The rooms are crazy and interesting. Almost bizarre. But I enjoyed that. As a Platinum I was upgraded to a huge suite. Very nice gesture.

They also brought up a bottle of wine. Great treatment. And friendly staff.
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Old Jun 1, 17, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by JBauer View Post
Stayed here recently for work. It's a bit hidden down the strip. Tough to find. When you do get there it's a nice oasis. Feels more intimate than most vegas hotels. Beautiful lobby. Nice pool. But all on a smaller scale.

The rooms are crazy and interesting. Almost bizarre. But I enjoyed that. As a Platinum I was upgraded to a huge suite. Very nice gesture.


They also brought up a bottle of wine. Great treatment. And friendly staff.
Would you happen to have taken any pictures?
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Old Jul 17, 17, 12:10 pm
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Stayed here over the weekend. It's not a bad property and for the time I was there it was 1/2 the cost of the Cosmopolitan and 1/3rd of the cost of the Encore (non-Marriott). Those are better options for someone wanting to do the strip, but at the price points I faced I was happy with the W.

I liaised with the hotel's Insider to sort me out with an in-room haircut after a late arrival. Romeo was the first ever W insider who I ever found useful and he also arranged for my first ever US suite upgrade to a Mega Suite, despite my SNAs not clearing. Good job. Room was large and perfectly suitable, though definitely not aiming at the same bling levels of W's in Barcelona, London and South Beach.

It is very much a "hotel within a hotel" and I can't see how it could operate without the SLS. It will be interesting to see if they keep it open when the SLS goes, but I wouldn't be surprised if this has a limited lifespan. The SLS facilities are used extensively by the W, although beware that it appears that SLS spend might not count as "hotel spend" as I guess technically it's not - I'm querying that at the moment.

It was nice having a private chill out pool as an option in addition to the SLS Foxtail pool club, and the SLS had a selection of restaurants and bars, though it felt like a hotel that hadn't really been successful with its ambition. Would return again if better options were priced high.
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Old Jul 17, 17, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by EuropeanPete View Post
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It is very much a "hotel within a hotel" and I can't see how it could operate without the SLS. It will be interesting to see if they keep it open when the SLS goes, but I wouldn't be surprised if this has a limited lifespan. The SLS facilities are used extensively by the W, although beware that it appears that SLS spend might not count as "hotel spend" as I guess technically it's not - I'm querying that at the moment.

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What's this about - is the SLS closing/leaving Marriott? It's no secret that it's been struggling since it reopened and it got sold in May, but are there other updates about that?

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Old Jul 17, 17, 2:53 pm
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I remember someone here mentioning that it was closing, but all I can find online now is that it's been sold to a new owner.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 7:49 pm
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The SPG website indicates this will revert back to SLS.

The W Las Vegas will be transitioning to the SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort on July 20, 2018 and will no longer be affiliated with the W brand. Reservations for dates on or after July 20, 2018 will continue to be eligible for Starwood Preferred Guest membership benefits, award redemption and accrual.
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Old Jul 23, 18, 9:54 pm
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July 20th has come and gone and the W is still listed on the master directory as a W property. The notice of it leaving the brand have been removed from the hotel's webpage, and the only mention of any changes I've found online are an article from earlier this month about the whole resort being planned to undergo a total rebranding from the SLS/W to the Grand Sahara, in a similar vein to owner Alex Meruelo's Grand Sierra in Reno.

One to watch...

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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by khabah View Post
July 20th has come and gone and the W is still listed on the master directory as a W property. The notice of it leaving the brand have been removed from the hotel's webpage, and the only mention of any changes I've found online are an article from earlier this month about the whole resort being planned to undergo a total rebranding from the SLS/W to the Grand Sahara, in a similar vein to owner Alex Meruelo's Grand Sierra in Reno.

One to watch...

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Yes they removed the wording from the website a day or 2 before the planned change. I suspect itís a deferment rather than a change of heart.

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Old Jul 26, 18, 5:19 pm
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SLS/W still confuses me -- it's a mediocre to good hotel (old, but recently refurbished) in a bad location (except during conventions) and a tiny casino but with amazing F&B.
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Old Jul 27, 18, 8:16 am
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SLS/W still confuses me -- it's a mediocre to good hotel (old, but recently refurbished) in a bad location (except during conventions) and a tiny casino but with amazing F&B.
You'll pay for it, but I think the go-forward solution for ex-SPGers is the Cosmopolitan...loved my experience there last year
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Old Jul 30, 18, 1:35 pm
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Yeah, I'll probably keep staying at Caesar's since I have (founderscard) Diamond. Otherwise, Element and Four Points because they're firearms-friendly, which is my biggest problem with LV Strip now (as I go for firearms classes.)
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Old Aug 1, 18, 12:45 am
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Yeah, I'll probably keep staying at Caesar's since I have (founderscard) Diamond. Otherwise, Element and Four Points because they're firearms-friendly, which is my biggest problem with LV Strip now (as I go for firearms classes.)
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