We are back’: SLS Las Vegas opening Labor Day weekend

An exterior view of SLS Resort (formerly the Sahara) on Las Vegas Boulevard on Monday, July 15, 2013.

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Sam Nazarian, the CEO of SBE Enertainment, the company that owns the Sahara, waves goodbye to the crowd after locking the door to the casino Monday, May 16, 2011.

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Workers demolish the old porte cochere at the SLS Las Vegas resort, formerly the Sahara, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The renovated resort is expected to open in the fall of 2014. Launch slideshow »

SLS Las Vegas is set to open Labor Day weekend.

The announcement arrived today in the form of a banner across the forthcoming resort’s website, where SBE Entertainment CEO Sam Nazarian posted a blog item about the opening.

“It’s been an incredible journey these past few years and I’m proud and humbled by some big news — SLS Las Vegas is officially opening Labor Day Weekend 2014,” Nazarian posted. “Looking forward to toasting The Strip’s next chapter with you! We are ‘back’ indeed!”

The blog post also featured a picture of a note written by Nazarian after the closing of the old Sahara, which will become SLS. “Be back soon! Thank you for 59 years,” the note said.

The brainchild of SBE Entertainment and private equity firm Stockbridge Capital Group, the $415 million, 1,600-room SLS Las Vegas will open more than three years after the Sahara closed.