Sahara Las Vegas Announces Plans for New Pool

Construction of the new Azilo Ultra Pool is nearing completion to prepare for a summer 2021 opening.

As the SAHARA Las Vegas continues to raise the bar for its culinary program, property leadership is similarly preparing to elevate the full resort experience with the total transformation of the main resort pool.

Under the strategic leadership of veteran entertainment executive Yannick Mugnier, who recently joined the Meruelo Group to design and create the entertainment vision for SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Azilo’s flexible poolscape and event space will combine to create Las Vegas’ most immersive Ultra Pool offering an ideal location for party seekers, sunbathers and event planners.

Featuring an intimate poolside experience, sexy Moroccan décor, lush greens and an alluring atmosphere, Azilo will serve as a principal feature of the resort boasting state-of-the-art visuals, lighting and sound packages that combine to envelop guests in a beautiful desert sanctuary.

Azilo’s main focal point will be its giant LED walls that wrap around the pool perimeter. The featured portion of the LED wall stretches two stories high and spans the length of the pool’s south side.

Totaling more than 10,000 square feet, Azilo’s LED wall is one of the largest to be featured in a private setting on the Las Vegas Strip. Designed for any event you can envision, the wall’s multiple screens can be synchronized, while the main screen can be partitioned into several smaller screens, giving guests the ability to watch multiple games or events simultaneously.

The screens will also have the ability to live stream events at the pool for guests to watch in real time. Azilo’s cutting-edge technology, combined with its flexible features, will allow for a variety of special programming including headlining concerts and live sporting event broadcasts, making it the ideal setting for private meetings and events.

Boasting nearly 35,000 square feet of poolscape, Azilo will include VIP cabanas each outfitted with HD TVs, private pools, spas and restrooms; daybeds; lily pads; three bars; and plenty of lounge seating.

Azilo Ultra Pool will be open to both resort and outside guests operating daily, including engagements on Friday and Saturday evenings.

“Azilo Ultra Pool and Ballo, along with the other many updates we’ve made to the resort, create an elevated guest experience that is unique to SAHARA,” adds Hobson.

These new additions come on the heels of the full renovation and expansion of the resort’s 50,662 square foot casino floor.

Other expansions include the addition of a new poker room and CASBAR Lounge. New hotel lobby amenities including the upscale grab-and-go eatery, Prendi, and brown spirits-focused cocktail bar, The Tangier.

Guest room updates in the Blanca and Marra towers, and new additions to the culinary program including  Philadelphia crab house and sports bar, Chickie’s and Pete’s and Noodle Den helmed by renowned Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin, which will both open later this year.

SAHARA Las Vegas features 1,615 guest rooms, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of entertainment venues, lounges, two rooftop pools, the luxurious Amina Spa and acclaimed restaurants, including the award-winning Bazaar Meat by José Andrés.

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