New Las Vegas hotel for cannabis enthusiasts joins the world’s largest dispensary

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Elevations Hotels and Resorts has the idea of ​​getting high built into its name, and in big travel news, the Arizona-based group is bringing a unique form of hospitality to Las Vegas this spring. The company describes its brand ethos as “focused on creating modern, contemporary and intimate experiences. Boldly designed, yet incredibly down-to-earth, each destination aims to inspire the traveler’s inner adventurer spirit through tempting dining offerings, technology-focused amenities, cannabis-inclusive vibes, and a lifestyle-driven membership that offers access to perks, events, community , and more.”

To date, the company’s small portfolio includes several lesser-known properties in the Southwest, including a Motel 6 in Tucson, a few Best Westerns, a few Greentree Inns, and most notably the historic Clarendon Hotel & Spa in Phoenix, which claims to be Arionna’s to be. first cannabis-friendly hotel.

But the company’s new flagship will be The Lexi in Las Vegas, which already houses several major pharmacies. After becoming the country’s number one choice for live immersion tourism, culinary tourism, gaming tourism, and most recently spectator sports tourism (learn more about Las Vegas’ unique appeal to traveling sports fans here), Sin City looks set to tighten its grip on cannabis tourism. It’s already home to Planet 13, a retail giant that claims to be the world’s largest pharmacy – and a tourist attraction in its own right.

Self-described as the Planet13 SuperStore Entertainment Complex, it includes a Mexican-American bar and restaurant serving specialty cocktails, a cannabis wedding venue and, in true Vegas style, a number of immersive attractions such as laser art, 3D visual experience, LED interactive floor, water feature , hot air balloon and of course a robot show. But if you stick with the new Lexi now, you don’t even have to bother visiting the retailer, who supplies both his cannabis and his food (the latter via GrubHub).

Elevations is in the process of converting the existing Artisan Hotel into The Lexi, which is expected to be completed sometime in April, in just three months (the Artisan will remain in operation during the process). The result of the multi-million dollar rebranding and redesign will be a 64-room boutique hotel that will be the first in Las Vegas to introduce the idea of ​​cannabis-friendly hospitality. All rooms and suites are completely updated and essentially new, including an entire fourth floor that will be designated as cannabis-friendly. On this level, each room features a state-of-the-art RestorAir filtration system using Advanced Oxidation Cell (AOC) technology. It is worth noting that the rest of the hotel is not suitable for smoking and Elevation is trying to normalize the idea of ​​cannabis in travel. The Lexi also focuses on creating a first-class hospitality concept for all guests.

Other additions include an all-new culinary and cocktail program, featuring a Cajun-inspired steakhouse concept led by Season 19 Chef Jordan Savell The kitchen of hell finalist (Hell’s Kitchen, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant inspired by the hit TV show, can also be found right here in Vegas, at Caesars Palace). There is also the new Artisan Bar & Lounge, the upgraded Lexi Pool (with a spring/summer pool party season designed to provide a “high-energy good time”) with outdoor bar, and a new grand lobby that will welcome both guests and welcoming the locals looking for a nice place to hang out. Designed to be the core of The Lexi’s social scene, the lobby transforms for live music and intimate entertainment concepts, with high ceilings, an indoor water feature, and a walk-up cafe that offers breakfast, late night treats, and cocktail service.

The Lexi will also offer a membership initiative as part of the brand’s Elevations Nation program, a community “for individuals with a wanderlust mindset, cannabis enthusiasm, and taste for new experiences.” Members will enjoy invitations to inclusive events, wellness activities and more.

Elevations president and CEO Alex Rizk said (via release): “The Lexi enables the Elevations Hotels and Resorts brand to truly demonstrate our commitment to creating a new type of hotel concept that is defined not only by our adoption and normalization of cannabis in the hospitality industry. space, but also through our commitment to reclaiming legendary properties and transforming them for the modern traveler. With The Lexi, our goal is to offer guests something truly new in Las Vegas.”

The Lexi is located a few blocks west of the northernmost end of The Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard) on Western Sahara, the side street just below the Strat Casino Hotel, the Strip’s last property before the eclectic Las Vegas Arts District and then Downtown (“Old Las Vegas”). It’s not a great pedestrian location, but a highlight for those who get hungry while enjoying the elevated experience is that it’s very close (easy to walk) to the iconic Golden Steer Steakhouse, a Sinatra hangout that’s also one of my favorite eateries is in Vegas, one of the oldest independent restaurants in the city, with a great atmosphere and delicious food.

It’s also a very good location for exploring the many top attractions off Strip, including the Area 15 interactive arts and entertainment district, the amazing, one-of-a-kind “Must-See” Lost Spirits Distillery-cum-Theme Park (if you go you’ll see me). ​be thankful), immersive arts collaboration Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart attraction, as well as Downtown, the Arts District, and related attractions such as the fabulous Neon Museum, Freemont Street Experience, Downtown Container Park, and Mob Museum.

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