The Artisan Hotel Boutique just made a huge announcement this morning. The quirky off-strip resort will soon undergo a huge multi million dollar renovation. During the makeover, the Artisan will become The Lexi Las Vegas. The first cannabis friendly hotel in Las Vegas.
According to their recent press release, The Lexi will have 64 rooms and offer “cannabis-friendly hospitality” (Fox5Vegas). The rooms will include suites and new guest rooms. The entire fourth floor of the new hotel will also be a special consideration. It will be completely cannabis-friendly in its design, including a state of the art air filtration system.
Elevation Hotels and Resorts is behind the Artisan‘s reincarnation. It is consider the brain child of the President and CEO of company, Alex Rizk. This is Rizk‘s second project of this kind. His first being The Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.
Rizk (pronounced Riz-ik) said this about his latest project:
“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” (Fox5Vegas).
Las Vegas locals might be sad to see The Artisan go. It has been around since 1979 and has been the locale for many a crazy night for locals. Speaking from experience, those memories of the black and white movies on the TVs in the bar, the random chapel and other eclectic parts of The Artisan will always hold sweet memories.
So, as a local, it’s nice to know Rizk cares about the “reclaiming” part of the project. He’s not imploding it and rebuilding on the ashes, which we appreciate. Still, it will be interesting to see what, if any, of the original hotel he will keep alive.
The debut of The Lexi Las Vegas will be this spring. Here are a few of the cool things we can look forward to. –Wendy Rush