Believe it or not, there are a few hotels in Las Vegas that don’t have rooms full of green felt tables and one armed bandits open 24-hours a day. Oh, yes. And what the hell kind of person would want to come all the way to the damn desert to stay in one of these? Well, people like me for starters. I’ve argued that this is an enormously underserved market, because a lot of folks come to Vegas and never bet a dime.
I’m a Las Vegas native now living in NYC, so needless to say, I’ve seen it all. When I swoop into town for a few days to visit family, I don’t need to fight the traffic on the Strip, navigate a confusing parking garage, and then schlep a few days worth of luggage through a busy casino floor. I like being able to get in and out of a joint with ease, without the fluff. And based on conversations I’ve had with others, I’m not the only one.
Based off this criteria alone, the Artisan delivered. Of the small collection of hotels that make up the Siegel Group (siblings include the Gold Spike downtown and Rumor, their newest boutique located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel) the Artisan is their most well-known.