Las Vegas is welcoming a huge cannabis-friendly hotel


Just over a week ago, the sale of the Artisan Hotel Boutique was finalized by the Pro Hospitality Group

Announced by the Siegel Group, a Las Vegas-headquartered property and development company, the deal was secured for a sizable $11.9 million.

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Pro Hospitality Group is a commercial real estate agency owned by a man named Alex Rizk. 

During an interview with reporters from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, he says that he is preparing a $3 million revamp of the Artisan Hotel Boutique.

The soon-to-be cannabis hotel is nestled on Sahara Boulevard at Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Strip. Concealed behind the hotel walls are 64 rooms.

“This is a lifestyle, boutique hotel,” Rizk told interviewers, who added that he intends on transforming the hotel into a “cannabis-friendly” hotspot for tourists who descend upon the city post-federal reform.

The Artisan Hotel was snapped up by the Siegel Group back in 2009. Moving forwards, the real estate developer confirmed that it will be “transforming the location into one of the most well-known and visited boutique hotels in Las Vegas.” 

According to the company, the hotel attracted a “loyal following among locals, tourists and boutique enthusiasts who were drawn to the location’s eclectic design and hip, intimate atmosphere.”

Some of the main features of the hotel included a bar-lounge section “with a popular after-hours scene,” a chapel for weddings, a dining space, and “one of the few topless pools in town.”

Pro Hospitality Group already runs cannabis-friendly accommodation in Phoenix

Pro Hospitality Group is no stranger to the cannabis scene, with the company already running a cannabis-friendly hotel in Phoenix the Clarendon Hotel and Spa.

According to the company’s website, prospective guests are invited to indulge in “vaping, dabbing, flower” inside the “cannabis-friendly rooms,” all of which are fitted with a range of amenities.

It is not necessary to stay at the hotel in order to enjoy the cannabis-friendly vibe, what with the Clarendon hotel featuring a public-accessible consumption lounge.

“Since we are currently a split-use hotel with cannabis and non-smoking rooms, we do ask that any smoking take place in your cannabis-friendly room and not in the public areas of the hotel,” the website notes. “Vapes and smokeless products can be used in outdoor public areas, not including the restaurant.”

Within the next few months, owners of the Clarendon hotel hope to have a shuttle service up and running that will enable guests to easily travel to and from the nearby dispensaries.

The Clarendon which first started ushering in guests last July, before unveiling the hotel’s west wing for cannabis consumers is also accepting limited reservations on the Bud and Breakfast site.

Social cannabis lounges in Nevada were authorized in 2021

Cannabis consumption lounges were permitted in Nevada last year, after lawmakers approved legislation authorizing the Cannabis Compliance Board to regulate lounges that permit onsite use of cannabis products.