Vegas Seven


  • Travel

    A Quick Trip Out of Town

    By Seven Staff

    If you’ve only got a day, try L.A.

  • Dining

    The Venetian and Palazzo’s Sebastien Silvestri Decamps to Miami

    By David Morris

    The food and beverage impresario reflects on his tenure in the desert.

  • Conversations

    Exclusive: Hakkasan Group CEO Neil Moffitt Says Goodbye

    By Melinda Sheckells

    In an exit interview with Vegas Seven, the former Hakkasan Group CEO discusses his departure and the company’s impending merger with hospitality giant SBE

  • nightlife

    Nick McCabe Named New CEO of Hakkasan Group

    By Melinda Sheckells

    His first order of business will be to lead Hakkasan Group in its proposed merger with SBE.

  • nightlife

    Revealing Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile Arena

    By Melinda Sheckells

    The intimate lounge will follow the lead of sister spaces in Staples Center and American Airlines Arena.

  • Nightlife

    The ‘Queen of SBE’ Sets Up Court at SLS Las Vegas

    Chanell Oliver began her career in hospitality when she was 18, and aside from a yearlong stint helping Tao Group open Lavo in the Palazzo, she has been with SBE since its inception more than a decade ago. As the brand's global director of VIP services, she has come a long way since cocktailing at the company’s first nightclub, Shelter.

  • Night-lites

    A Peek Behind the Curtain at SLS Las Vegas

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Gone are the camels and the sand-colored minarets of the Sahara. In their place, sleek white towers with subdued gray accents and crystalline floor-to-ceiling windows rise from a dusty construction site. Reviving the all-but-forgotten north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, SBE’s first casino-hotel will open August 23 in the Sahara’s footprint.

  • Green Felt Journal

    With Oseland Aboard, SLS Could Be a Winner

    By David G. Schwartz

    Sam Nazarian’s SBE Entertainment Group made headlines last week by announcing that it had secured $300 million of the $415 million it needs to transform the shuttered Sahara hotel-casino—which the company bought in 2007, at the height of the casino real estate boom—into the SLS Las Vegas, a “refreshing, fun and accessible take on Vegas luxury.”

  • Oliver Wharton

    By Xania V. Woodman

    At one time, Oliver Wharton worked behind the scenes in the kitchen. But almost from the moment he made the jump to the front of house, he caught the eye of famously exacting hospitality giants such as chef José Andrés and Steve Wynn, and he has been on the front lines of new projects ever since. In rapid time, he has come to be known in Las Vegas as “The Opener,” and it’s a niche he pretty much alone occupies: the hired gun who opens and ushers the highest-end venues through their precious first days.

  • Still stuck in the desert?

    By David G. Schwartz

    The county commission’s approval of renovation plans for the Sahara site is no guarantee that the SLS Hotel is going to open there anytime soon. Sure, the proposal sounds solid—after all, you usually have all of your ducks in a row before you start scouting locations for your beer garden—but we’ve been down this path with the property before.