First International SLS Hotel Opens

MIAMI—Hospitality company sbe has opened the 299-room SLS Baha Mar hotel within Baha Mar, the $4.2-billion beachfront resort destination in Nassau, Bahamas, with a collection of global luxury brands set along 3,000 ft. of beach.

Keeping in the SLS Hotel brand tradition, a ringing of the bell took place on property on Nov. 17 to mark the official opening of the fifth SLS property.

The event, hosted by sbe Founder & CEO Sam Nazarian with remarks from President of Baha Mar Graeme Davis, and the Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, featured the new SLS Baha Mar and its culinary and entertainment outlets with bites from the latest restaurant to open, Cleo, and specialty drinks from Monkey Bar in the hotel lobby.

SLS Baha Mar (PRNewsfoto/sbe)

“This is an exciting time for the Bahamas and our sbe team, as the international expansion of our SLS footprint is a huge step for the brand, along with the 11 additional SLS properties in the pipeline,” said Nazarian. “We are thrilled to open our doors at SLS Baha Mar, including our first international Cleo, which features a new menu by award-winning chef Danny Elmaleh, and we look forward to opening the rest of our restaurant and entertainment outlets in the near future. Through every detail, we are highlighting the beauty of the Bahamian culture and disrupting the way guests and travelers view lifestyle hospitality experiences. We are proud to be part of the incredible Baha Mar integrated resort destination and are humbled by the warm welcome we have received from the Bahamas community.”

SLS, the design-led luxury hotel concept by sbe, burst on to the scene in Beverly Hills almost a decade ago in partnership with Philippe Starck, and has been breaking boundaries ever since with its distinctive style and 360-degree lifestyle offerings. SLS Baha Mar marks the first international venture for SLS Hotels, joining sbe’s growing international portfolio and closely following the opening of Mondrian Doha in Qatar. Baha Mar is the fifth SLS hotel overall, adding to its acclaimed portfolio of properties currently open in Beverly Hills, CA; South Beach and Brickell, FL; and Las Vegas, and coming soon to new international markets.