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Sahara Las Vegas official return to Vegas Strip

Posted: 2:12 PM, Aug 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-29 16:15:13-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATED AUG. 29: The Sahara name is back on top of a marquee sign on the Vegas Strip.

The property, most recently known as the SLS Las Vegas, is about half way through a $150 million renovation and rebranding.

This morning the cast of Blanc de Blanc popped the cork off the champagne and toasted the return of a vintage Las Vegas icon.

The new show will perform nightly at the Sahara from Thursday to Monday with tickets starting at $49 plus tax and fees.

ORIGINAL STORY: The SLS Las Vegas will officially become the Sahara Las Vegas later this month.

The Sahara returns to its new digs on Aug. 29 with the name change part of the property's $150 million renovations, according to a property spokesperson, as a few transformations are already underway that include hotel lobby updates with additional enhancements for guests checking in.

RELATED: SLS Las Vegas renames itself Sahara Las Vegas

SLS owner Alex Meruelo told 13 Action News in June he was excited about these upcoming changes and hopes to make the Sahara a big part of the ever-growing city.

“We’ll change the floors, the restaurants, bars, nightclubs, the theater the rooms... every detail whether it be small or large will change," Meruelo said.

The original Sahara hotel-casino opened in 1952 and was known through the years for its entertainment - being a home base for the Rat Pack and featuring other performers such as Barbra Streisand, Sonny & Cher, and many others - until it closed its doors in 2011.

PHOTOS: Sahara hotel-casino through the years

The property repened in August 2014 after a $415 million conversion at that time under the name SLS - Style, Luxury and Service.

Now, the Sahara is once again returning to the Vegas Strip skyline with further updated amenities also planned to be announced.