SLSSoon after the recent rebirth of the Sahara as the SLS came the announcement that their buffet would only be open weekends and no longer on week days; Now the SLS has announced the buffet will go in to hibernation and be closed with a plan to reopen sometime next year after the slower Winter months. In recent years with the slow economy many resorts have cut hours for things such as their coffee shops especially during the slow months but closing a buffet completely at a new resort may be more of a sign of them not getting the traffic they expected. The SLS plans to revamp the buffet space during the downtime so they can make the space more attractive to locals although at this time no reopening date has been announced or potential hours the new buffet would operate in the spring.