The SLS Las Vegas on Friday night had its star studded opening party followed by the grand opening of the property ahead of its official opening of Labor Day weekend. The former legendary Sahara has been reborn as the more modern hipper SLS with a very Cosmopolitan like vibe which isn’t really a surprise as since that property opened it has had a effect on the look and style of new properties as well as the advertising for them. The North Strip has suddenly become a hotbed of new projects and it will be interesting to see if the SLS finds its own niche until the empty lots around the SLS are transformed in to new properties which will bring the foot traffic back to that part of the Strip.