The Lexi invites guests to light up and vibe in Vegas
Sin City is known for gambling and entertainment. However, Nevada’s robust cannabis industry hasn’t been able to tap into the state’s tourism sector.
The Lexi wants to change that by offering a cannabis-friendly hotel floor at the off-strip property. After billions in renovations, the hotel is hosting a grand opening on June 2, 2023.
A new frontier for Vegas cannabis hospitality
This is the second infused hotel experience from the parent company Elevations Hotels and Resorts. The first iteration of the concept has been a hit at The Clarendon in the Arts District of Phoenix, AZ. But while The Clarendon features edible and vape happy hours, dispensary shuttles, and a consumption lounge, The Lexi will only offer a consumption-friendly floor—for now.
Cannabis-offerings are welcome in Vegas hospitality, but The Lexi considers consumption one of many amenities. Though some may be dismayed at the thought they can’t light up by the pool, even this small step to welcoming cannabis tourists operates in a gray area as the property isn’t licensed for on-site consumption.
In not allowing sale, purchase or consumption of cannabis in any location outside of a guest’s room, CEO Alexander Rizk believes the hotel remains compliant by considering a hotel room a private residence.
“We don’t sell any cannabis on property. But if you have your own, we will tolerate and accept that you partake—on the fourth floor only—where we have equipped those rooms with special units that filter the air,” said Rizk to NBC. “Your room for the night is your residence for that night.”
The hotel group does not currently have an application in for a lounge license in the city. If it did apply for a coveted consumption license, it’s unlikely the hotel will be permitted for a lounge based on proximity to the Strip.
What guests can expect at The Lexi
While consumption status sits in a gray area, the newly updated Lexi boasts grand entranceways and Venetian poolside moments, complete with a topless-friendly European experience. After chilling by the pool, enjoying resident DJs, guests can dine on a morning, pool-side, or Asian-inspired dinner menu.
Though the hotel is off-strip, there’s still plenty to do on-site. Guests can enjoy pool parties, intimate entertainment experiences, and cocktails at the Artisan Bar & Lounge.To encourage locals and tourists to book a stay, The Lexi has made a few worthwhile offers available.
Guests who book now will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne, and Vegas locals can enjoy 30 percent off of a staycation. Anyone who stays two or more weekdays can opt for an automatic upgrade to a suite. And lastly, any two-night stay is eligible for a third night free.
These offers aren’t bad, and the pot can get sweeter with an Elevations Nation membership. Like most hotel rewards, members receive discounted stays, but this program has a cannabis twist. Members can enjoy the cannabis lounge at The Clarendon in Phoenix and access product discounts. They will also gain access to VIP events.
At The Lexi, hotel rewards members get free valet parking, BOGO weekday stays, priority upgrade status, along with food & beverage perks.
The Lexi is bringing cannabis tourism to Las Vegas, though for now, the offerings are sparse. Even so, the peace of mind that you can consume in your Vegas hotel room is quite novel. To book rooms on the cannabis-friendly floor, call the hotel directly, these spaces are not available online.