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Women of Intrigue: Lisa Escobar

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Lisa Escobar
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Lisa Escobar’s portfolio is as jaw-dropping as the homes she works on. As principal and lead designer at Lisa Escobar Design, she’s dreamt up awe-inspiring penthouses and luxe bachelor pads, raking in accolades along the way.

But before she was winning awards for her stunning transformations, she was a crucial element within Wynn’s nightlife group, helping open La Bete—later known as Tryst and now Intrigue—and working in management. “I got to learn every single aspect of running a nightclub venue inside the Wynn,” Escobar says. “It was the best schooling anyone could ever get as far as running your own business. That’s totally where I attribute my success.”

Since then, Escobar has become focused on designing dream homes for Las Vegans. “It’s about what they want and me translating that and executing it in a way they never thought >possible,” she says. One of her current projects, which should be completed by the end of the year, is a penthouse at Mandarin Oriental with 360-degree views of the city. The primo spot is her third remodel at Mandarin. “It’s a crazy space with an amazing backdrop. It’s just an amazing building,” she says.

Escobar was also one of 19 designers chosen to participate in the inaugural Las Vegas Showcase House fundraiser, a Scotch 80s home-redesign that benefits nonprofit organization the Core Academy and celebrates the history of Las Vegas. “It’s a really great community-based project,” she says. “It’s just going to be awesome.”

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