A hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and rebranding as it moves toward being the first hotel in Sin City to become a cannabis-friendly property. The Artisan Hotel Boutique, located just minutes from the famed Las Vegas strip, is evolving into The Lexi, a 64-room, cannabis-friendly destination hotel.
In a press release, the company indicated the entire fourth floor would be designated as cannabis friendly. The hotel is owned by Elevations Hotels and Resorts. Elevations CEO Alex Rizk said, “The Lexi will allow the brand to showcase its 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.”
The Lexi will ultimately offer a membership initiative that is part of Elevation Hotels & Resorts’ proprietary program, Elevations Nation. The revamped hotel is expected to open in the spring.
Elevations purchased the property in March 2022 for $11.9 million, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Rizk said the company wants to maintain the personality of The Artisan.
“We want to make it a classy experience and keep that vibe going,” he told the Journal. “We want to keep the mischievous attitude. We want to be sure to keep the sexiness of the hotel, but we want to classy it up from where it was.”
Elevations, which is based in Phoenix, Arizona, also operates the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix which has a cannabis-friendly lounge and rooms.
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