We’re talking about the first-ever cannabis-friendly hotel in the city known for gambling, scantily-clad showgirls, star chef restaurants, top name concert stars and one of the most famous marketing campaigns in tourism history, “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas”.
So you can enjoy your joint, spliff, bong, vape or gummies and party in your room before heading to the Strip, and then back to your cannabis-friendly room and 40 winks – or more partying.
The cannabis-friendly hotel is The Lexi Hotel. It opens on June 23, 2023, and taking reservations ahead of the opening date.
It’s in the former Artisan, which underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation to turn it into a 64-room destination with modern amenities and a sophisticated vibe.
It’s being promoted as a “game-changer”, since it will be the first in Las Vegas to introduce the idea of cannabis-friendly hospitality, while also “putting a focus on providing guests and locals with transformative spaces that are inviting, approachable and completely unique”, according to the press release.
Normally, hotels and motels prohibit smoking of any kind in the rooms, and charge a hefty cleaning fee to anybody who violates the rules.
Pot Smoking Limited to One Floor
The Lexi will limit cannabis smoking enthusiasts to the fourth floor, where each room and suite is equipped with a state-of-the-art RestorAir filtration system in each room.
It employs Advanced Oxidation Cell (AOC) technology so guests can breathe easy – along with the upstairs and downstairs neighbors.
The other four floors of the five-story hotel are off-limits to smoking or vaping. Although – apparently – you can munch on gummies, brownies and such anywhere.
While normalizing the idea of cannabis in travel, The Lexi wants to focus on personal and superior service, an inspired culinary and cocktail program and a spring/summer pool party season designed to provide a high-energy good time.
But without gambling – The Lexi is a non-gaming hotel. For gambling – and shows – you’ll have to go elsewhere, whether you are stoned or not.
The Lexi will be home to a new Cajun-inspired steakhouse concept helmed by Executive Chef Jordan Savell, previously from Hell’s Kitchen and Season 19, and the newly designed Artisan Bar & Lounge.
The Lexi Pool is described as one of Las Vegas’s only “European style pool experiences” – whatever that is. Except no hotel pool in Europe that I’ve ever been to has a DJ spinning loud house music all day and evening to transform the pool into what the press release describes as a “party paradise” .
It’s tops optional – which the same press release describes as an “exclusive and liberating experience that is a refreshing departure from the crowded mega-resort pools and day clubs”
There is a new grand lobby that will serve as the nucleus of The Lexi social scene, with live music, a towering one-of-a-kind indoor water feature, and a new walk-up cafe for breakfast, late night treats and cocktail service.
In addition, The Lexi will offer a membership initiative that is part of Elevation Hotels & Resorts proprietary program, Elevations Nation, a unique community of individuals with a wanderlust mindset, cannabis enthusiasm, and taste for new experiences. Members will enjoy invitations to inclusive events, wellbeing activities and more.
Now under the leadership and ownership of Elevations Hotels, The Lexi is the brainchild of Elevations President and CEO Alex Rizk.
Having already cultivated the cannabis forward hospitality experience with his first undertaking, The Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix, Rizk is launching The Lexi as a flagship property of his hospitality group.
“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,” said Rizk in that same press release.
“With The Lexi our goal is to provide guests with something truly new in Las Vegas. We plan to personalize the guest experience through our unique Elevations Nation membership clubs, as well as through distinctive on-property programming, and via partnerships within the community.”
The Lexi is located close to the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Arts District.
For additional information, visit: www.thelexilasvegas.com
All photos courtesy of The Lexi Hotel.
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