The Rat Pack, Elvis and the Beatles used to hang out there.
Yeah, that was... a long time ago.
So rest in peace, you once magnificent bastard.
Because your successor is SLS Las Vegas, the bigger, stronger, shinier reincarnation of the ’60s leisure palace with two José Andrés spots and a massive rooftop pool club, now taking reservations for its Labor Day weekend debut.
Yes, you’re working with an upgrade here. Big one. But you figured as much. Something about three towers’ worth of mirror-ceilinged suites, endless table games, an outdoor beer garden, two sweeping pools and a giant indoor/outdoor club overlooking the Strip.
But what you can also do here is eat. You’ll find yourself in the presence of Bazaar Meat and Ku Noodle (those aforementioned José Andrés spots), an Umami Burger and a little 24-hour place called the Griddle Cafe. They serve tire-size pancakes whenever you need them. Seems like a concept that just might catch on.
Really, though, you’re here for the more... recreational aspects. You know, live music at the Sayers Club. Rooftop dancing at Life. Poolside cocktails with 2,500 of your closest friends at Foxtail.
Close enough, anyway.