A hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and rebranding to become the first hotel in Sin City to become (legally) open to cannabis. L’Artisan Hotel Boutiquelocated just minutes from the famous Las Vegas Strip, is transformed into The Lexia 64-room cannabis-friendly hotel.
In a press release, the company said the entire fourth floor would be devoted to cannabis. The hotel belongs to Elevations Hotels and Resorts. Elevations CEO Alex Rizk said:
“The Lexi will allow the brand to show its commitment to creating a new type of hotel concept that is defined not only by the acceptance and normalization of cannabis in the hotel space, but also by our commitment to recovering historic properties and to transform them for modern travellers. »
The renovated hotel is expected to open in the spring of 2023. Elevations purchased the property in March 2022 for $11.9 million, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Rizk said the company wants to retain the personality of The Artisan. The entire 4th floor will be smoking and equipped with a state-of-the-art air filtration system so as not to turn into a giant aquarium.
“We want to make it a premium experience and keep that vibe,” he told the Journal. “We want to keep the playful attitude. We want to make sure we retain the sexy character of the hotel, but we want to make it classier than it used to be. »
Elevations, which is based in Phoenix, Arizona, also operates the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, which has a cannabis-friendly lounge and guest rooms.