Work of Art: The Artisan Hotel Brings a Touch of Culture to Vegas

The best story is the scandal. The second best is the comeback. A locals’ favorite is doing just that after teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. The Artisan Hotel, once a family-owned resort off The Strip, now has the backing of the Siegel Group and a complete makeover to make it a quiet respite from the chaos of Las Vegas Boulevard. The non-gaming boutique hotel gives you an escape with new touches that add a dose of highbrow culture to your stay in Sin City.

The renovations include the new Mood at the Artisan Restaurant, updated rooms, a new  pool experience featuring day beds, cabanas and weekly events and Artisan AfterHours.

The 62 rooms in this boutique hotel are adorned from floor to ceiling with eclectic art and paintings. Picture 1914 Montmartre in Paris with gilded doors taking you to the mysterious lobby with chandeliers and candlelight. Mood at the Artisan Restaurant offers contemporary American favorites with an international twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Artisan Lounge, the biggest draw for locals, mixes up handcrafted cocktails, fine beer and wine and a lively bar scene, all set against the backdrop of works of art that will make your head spin. Belly up to the bar or find one of the cozy alcoves to start up your conversation. Stick around on Fridays and Saturdays for AfterHours from 3 a.m. to dawn. Keep the party going at the Sunday Lounge Inn pool party with reggae, deep house and Afrobeat rhythms on the turntables.

The Artisan Hotel is located at 1501 W. Sahara Ave. For more information, visit For reservations, call 1-800.554.4092