Last month I wrote about the troubles befalling the Artisan Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel has found a new savior in The Siegel Group, a company that owns several properties in the area including the Siegel Suites and the Resort on Mount Charleston, located a half hour away. The Siegel Group has assumed operational control of the property and will keep it under the same name but plans to reposition the property and address some of the operational complaints that have plagued the hotel. Various online reviews have praised the hotel’s unique style and position as a quiet retreat from the Strip but have also acknowledged serious issues with service. A press release indicates that The Siegel Group will be focusing much of its attention on addressing deferred maintenance issues and updating the hotel while expanding the amenities and services provided. The hotel has 64 rooms, a wedding chapel, pool and cabana, restaurant and a bar-lounge that is a big hit with locals. Stephen Siegel, Founder and President of The Siegel Group says that the hotel is a “an extremely cool property” and will complement the company’s existing boutique hotel collection which includes the St Tropez Hotel located directly across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and scheduled to open April 2010.

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