Located 2 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, the Artisan offers an intimate getaway with numerous amenities in an environment that combines striking paintings, sculptures and plush decor to create a lush experience.
The austere white and black exterior of the Artisan belies the plush interior that awaits you. From the moment you pull into the valet area (valet parking is free but mandatory) you are greeted with extra touches. Black and almond awnings and curtains decorate the porte cochere, a theme that is repeated on the hotel's exterior stairwells, creating a cabana feel on something as basic as the fire exit.
Inside, you will discover the art that gives the hotel its name. Reproductions of famous works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Fernando Botero and hundreds more are hanging on the walls and ceilings of the Artisan's lobby, lounge, café and in all the hallways. Art Deco inspired lighting and statuary, leather furniture, dark wood, drapery and walls, plus a large fountain create an atmosphere that evokes fin-de-siècle Paris.
The hotel has a restaurant, Mood. The resort also has a concierge to aid guests in booking show, tour and golf reservations.
All of the Artisan's hotel rooms are decorated in a deep mocha color with reproductions of famous artwork. Rooms are non-smoking and feature the latest technology like flat-panel televisions and an iPod docking station .
Outside, the resort boasts a heated Mediterranean pool, luxurious lounging beds and a number of chaise lounges surrounded by palms and greenery. The pool is only for those 21 and older. On select nights and for special events, the pool deck features a DJ and dancing.
The Artisan Lounge is open 24 hours daily. You can find drink special during happy hour and on Friday and Saturday a DJ transforms the room into a hip club room. The lounge also features a humidor stocked with fine cigars.
The Artisan is a great boutique-style hotel with character and charm.