SLS Las Vegas, a lifestyle-driven, mixed-use resort and casino featuring sbe’s award-winning hospitality brands, announced that Cleo will join the property’s mix of popular culinary offerings. Made famous in Hollywood following its debut at The Redbury Hotel in 2010, Cleo will showcase Chef Danny Elmaleh’s acclaimed contemporary Mediterranean cuisine alongside The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees, The Griddle Café and other brands yet to be announced.
Occupying a 4,000 square-foot space, Cleo, named to Los Angeles Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” in 2011, will impart a familiar narrative to fans of the Hollywood outpost, with multiple kitchens that showcase chefs bringing the cuisine to life in addition to a central wood-burning oven. Chef Danny’s favorites like the Brussels sprouts, homemade laffa breads, meatball tagine, moussakah and many others will be accompanied by a selection of new dishes currently under development. Complementing the cuisine will be Cleo’s signature mixology program highlighted by a selection of beverages made with fresh ingredients and fresh-pressed juices.
“Bringing the Cleo dining experience to SLS Las Vegas is something we’re all very excited about,” said Rob Oseland, SLS Las Vegas President and Chief Operating Officer. “Chef Danny’s menu and dedication to seasonal cuisine has established Cleo as one of Hollywood’s most talked about restaurants and will only elevate what’s already shaping up to be an unparalleled collection of food and beverage offerings.”
“Cleo’s menu and vibe are a natural fit for SLS and the entire team is hard at work concepting new dishes that capture both the essence of Hollywood and Vegas,” added Elmaleh. “And having Cleo positioned alongside such an incredible mix of food and beverage brands is an absolute honor.”
While much of Cleo’s design is still under development, fans of the original location can look forward to an aesthetic that reflects the one composed by sbe Founder, Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian and acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Matthew Rolston in Hollywood. The space will also include a special area for the ceremonial plate-breaking which has become a cherished experience for diners celebrating special occasions.
“Hollywood provided the stage for Cleo to achieve a special place in the culinary community, but Vegas will give diners an even grander experience where the food and the space will be designed to transport guests to another world within SLS,” said Matt Erickson, SLS Las Vegas Senior Vice President of Restaurant Operations.
Set to debut in the fall of 2014, SLS Las Vegas represents the first new resort and casino development on the Strip in over two years and has been one of a handful of new developments that have helped to fuel the local economy’s rebound. In addition to Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees, The Griddle Café, SLS Las Vegas will also feature a collection of other celebrated sbe brands, including The Sayers Club, Foxtail and several other brands yet to be announced.
In other news, SLS Vegas recently announced its partnership with William Hill, one of the world’s top gaming companies, to introduce a state-of-the-art sports book concept to the property. SLS Vegas will collaborate with William Hill to launch a sports book experience featuring groundbreaking wagering technologies designed to provide guests with an unrivaled sports betting offering.