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September 11, 2018

Supplier News: New From Four Seasons, SLS




Two big hotel updates in Brazil and Las Vegas lead this week's supplier news in the meetings and events industry. 

New Four Seasons Hotel in Sao Paulo Sets Opening Date

Four Seasons is set to open a new property in Sao Paulo that will have 15,160 square feet of event space for meeting planners. 

The company has announced that the new Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas is now accepting bookings for arrivals beginning October 15. The property will be the first for Four Seasons in Brazil

Designed by HKS Architects in partnership with Aflalo e Gasperini Arquitetos, with principle interiors including guest rooms, lobby lounge and public areas by San Francisco-based BAMO, the hotel aims for an international luxury aesthetic rendered in Brazilian materials. The 15,160 square feet of flexible event space, designed by EDG, will include a grand ballroom that can be divided into smaller function spaces, as well as seven additional rooms of varying sizes and two outdoor terraces.

The 258-room hotel also incorporates art pieces from Burle Marx, Francisco Brennand, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, among others, as well as locally sourced finishes throughout the interiors. Dining options, which are helmed by Executive Chef Paolo Lavezzini, include Neto, which serves a Brazilian spin on traditional Italian cuisine, as well as the lobby botequim Caju SP. Lavezzini, who is a native of Italy, also oversees the hotel’s catering and in-room dining. 

The property will also have landscaped grounds, a BAMO-designed spa and fitness centre, and an indoor-outdoor pool.

SLS Las Vegas Reintegrates the W Hotel

SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has announced that the W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas was integrated into the full resort operation and renamed The Grand Tower, effective August 17. Additionally, SLS Las Vegas assumed full operational control of the resort’s reservations system from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and the SLS Las Vegas brand has discontinued its membership as a Starwood Tribute Portfolio Hotel & Resort.

Existing reservations for the W Las Vegas past the August 17 date of operational transfer will be honored. SLS Las Vegas also assumed operation of the spa, pool, lounge and meetings space located within the Tower’s footprint. Current W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas team members have been invited to stay on with their employment, either transferring to SLS Las Vegas or continuing with Marriott, the parent company of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Additionally, SLS Las Vegas assumed operational control of the resort’s hotel reservations system from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. New reservations made with Marriott or SPG reward points will no longer be accepted, however reservations made with points prior to the August 17 date of operational transfer will be honored.

The transfer of operations of the W Hotel to SLS Las Vegas along with the operational assumption of the hotel reservations system and the brand’s independence from Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio Hotels & Resorts are the latest in a series of changes to the resort since Alex Meruelo acquired the property in April of this year. Meruelo has begun renovations to the property as part of a $100 million re-imagining which includes plans to enhance the casino floor, room product, pool and entertainment venues.


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