Posting date: May 26, 20,23, 11h48.
Last updated: May 26, 2023 at 11:48 a.m.
An artist’s rendition of the Lexi. Elevations Hotels and Resorts, of Phoenix, acquired the non-gaming Artisan hotel in March 2022 for $11.9 Million. The 64-room hotel, located just off Las Vegas Strip, will allow and encourage cannabis smoking within its 22 guestrooms on the fourth floor. These rooms will have state-of-the art air filters that are specifically designed for this purpose. The Lexi is also prohibited from selling cannabis by law. It can’t be delivered to the property, either, and smoking in common areas is prohibited.
“The Lexi operates in accordance with all local and state laws,” the FAQ claims.
According to the city of Las Vegas, the Lexi’s owners didn’t even bother applying for a lounge license.
Elevations invested more than $15 million to purchase and renovate the 1.3-acre Artisan Hotel at 1501 W. Sahara Ave., which the Siegel Group bought out of foreclosure in 2010.
So are Hotel Rooms Private or Public?
“I think most people would argue that hotel rooms are public places that are open for business for public to rent those rooms,” Amanda Connor, an attorney with Nevada’s Connor & Connor law firm, told
If it is determined that laws are being broken by the Lexi, it is not clear whether the hotel, its customers, or both, would be held accountable.
A representative for the Lexi did not return repeated
emails seeking comment.