This post, originally published January 18, has been updated with new information.
The doors will soon open at what's being billed as the first "cannabis-inclusive" hotel in Las Vegas. The city's many motels with old curtains reeking of doob evidently don't count.
Known as The Lexi, the 64-room off-Strip property will occupy the building of the former Artisan Hotel (1501 W. Sahara Ave.), which the new owners, Arizona-based Elevations Hotels and Resorts, have given a multimillion-dollar makeover ahead of the official opening on Friday, June 2.
The weed-friendly property had previously planned for an April debut but, tragically, the place wasn't ready in time for potheads' high holy day of 4/20.
The five-story building's renovation involved redesigning guest rooms, reconfiguring the lobby, redoing the bar and lounge, and updating the pool deck.
On the cannabis front, the Lexi has designated the entire fourth floor as pot-friendly, outfitting each guest room with a RestorAir filtration system to help overnighters breathe easy and hopefully dispel a certain telltale aroma.
(Room at the Lexi hotel in Las Vegas | Credit: The Lexi Las Vegas)
The hotel will not sell cannabis products on site, but don't worry—there are plenty of other places to buy pot (legally) in Vegas, starting with Planet 13, the self-described largest dispensary on Earth.
The Lexi's culinary offerings will include Asian-influenced dishes such as pork belly banh mi and seared sesame tuna poke, along with poolside munchies like tuffle fries and lobster rolls.
(Pool at the Lexi hotel in Las Vegas | Credit: The Lexi Las Vegas)
A fun-loving atmosphere will be encouraged by DJs spinning tracks in the bar and by the "European-style pool."
"European" apparently means wearing tops will be optional for swimmers.
Nightly room rates start around $170 and tick up a little on the weekends. Reservations are open now; go to TheLexiLasVegas.com for more info or to book.