A Las Vegas hotel is embracing cannatourism with an extensive renovation that will transform it into the first cannabis-friendly hotel in the area.
When completed, a multimillion-dollar renovation will transform the famed Artisan Hotel Boutique into The Lexi, a 64-room hotel that features an entire cannabis-friendly floor, with each room featuring a state-of-the-art RestorAir filtration system that employs Advanced Oxidation Cell technology. Smoking will not be allowed in hotel common areas.
The Lexi is owned by Elevations Hotels and Resorts. The company purchased the Artisan Hotel for $11.9 million from The Siegel Group, in a deal that closed in March 2022, according to the Las Vegas Review. The company also owns the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, which also has cannabis-friendly rooms.
“The Lexi allows the Elevations Hotels and Resorts brand to truly showcase our commitment to creating a new type of hotel concept that is defined not only by our acceptance and normalization of cannabis in the hospitality space, but also by our dedication to reclaim storied properties and transform them for the modern-day travelers,” Elevations Hotels and Resorts president and CEO Alex Rizk said in a press release.
Rizk told the Review that while no formal opening date for The Lexi has been set, it would occur in “early April.”
— Brian Beckley