SAHARA Las Vegas is accelerating the resort’s $150 million transformation with the announcement of Ballo, a new dining concept from James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain, and the unveiling of the resort’s new Azilo Ultra Pool.
“As Las Vegas continues to evolve, we plan to be on the forefront of that evolution as we continually refine and enhance the guest experience at SAHARA,” said Paul Hobson, senior vice president and general manager of SAHARA Las Vegas.
Joining the resort’s culinary lineup is Ballo, a new Italian concept from James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain and partners Richard and Sarah Camarota of MC Hospitality. Ballo’s signature dishes will include a selection of aperitivos, handmade pastas, Roman pizzas, seasonal vegetable dishes and salads, and rustic fire-roasted meats and fish, as well as a Euro-centric, eclectic wine list, unique cocktails and playful desserts featuring espresso liqueurs.
Ballo will also feature a live-action kitchen complete with a pasta-making window and a takeaway deli.
Meanwhile, construction of the new Azilo Ultra Pool is nearing completion to prepare for a summer 2021 opening.
Azilo’s flexible poolscape and event space, according to Hobson, will combine to create Las Vegas’ most immersive Ultra Pool, offering an ideal location for party seekers, sunbathers and event planners. Featuring a poolside experience, Moroccan décor, lush greens and an alluring atmosphere, Azilo will serve as a principal feature of the resort, featuring state-of-the-art visuals, lighting and sound packages.
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 technology, combined with its flexible features, will allow for a variety of special programming including headlining concerts and live sporting event broadcasts, making it an ideal setting for private meetings and events.
Featuring 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,” Hobson said. “These new additions will help create complementary, personalized experiences that can be enjoyed in tandem or individually. These additions, like our other newly enhanced amenities, have been designed to create a crafted, boutique experience that our guests can customize to suit their tastes and truly make their Las Vegas experience their own.”
Rendering Courtesy SAHARA Las Vegas