LAS VEGAS -- The SLS Las Vegas arrival comes seven years after the Great Recession ravaged Las Vegas.
Now, our economy is in a recovery and the team that brokered the SLS property deal says more economic progress is on the way.
The street will always be named Sahara, but the legendary hotel that stood here for 58 years is history.
Once Friday night becomes Saturday morning, the doors at SLS Las Vegas open to the public, ushering in a new era on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, and experts say for this part of the Strip, a new economic era.
Las Vegas knows how to reinvent itself. Julia Rothwell has been coming for 15 years, and each visit is new and different.
"Lots more hotels, shops, everything," Rothwell said.
But one thing is constant.
“It is like a big kid's playground," tourist Rob Hall said.
That playground gets new, hip attractions. The latest is SLS Las Vegas.