The 420 Hotels Obtains Provisional License, Paving the Way for Denver’s First Hotel With a Legally Licensed Lounge for Cannabis Consumption

The Patterson Inn is on track to be the first boutique luxury hotel in the United States with a licensed cannabis consumption lounge.

DENVER—March 29, 2022—PRESS RELEASE—The 420 Hotels Inc. has obtained a provisional license from the city of Denver, clearing a major cannabis licensing hurdle to operate a cannabis consumption lounge as an amenity to the adjacent hotel. The owner of the historic Patterson Inn is transforming the carriage house of the property into a first in the nation, in-hotel licensed legal cannabis consumption lounge.

Denver has become a popular destination in recent years for tourists who want to incorporate legal cannabis into their vacation plans. And yet with sufficient options within the neighborhood to purchase, public consumption of cannabis was banned in the city. 

Chris Chiari, CEO and founder of The 420 Hotels, is changing that by incorporating a sophisticated cannabis consumption space into the century-old National Landmark in Denver’s storied Capitol Hill neighborhood.

“The 420 Hotels sees cannabis hospitality as the most unique and exciting amenity in the hotel industry today,” Chiari said. “We are excited to be the first cannabis lounge to be licensed as an amenity to overnight hospitality, and to provide a welcoming space for legal cannabis consumption.”

With the provisional license in hand, The 420 Hotels Inc. is moving forward on renovating the carriage house of the Victorian era inn with a lounge that adheres to recently passed state laws for commercial cannabis consumption spaces. The goal is to have the updates, funded by an equity crowdfunding campaign through Republic.com, complete by the end of 2022.

“We look forward to welcoming the canna-curious as well as informed consumers looking for a space that doesn't require sneaking around and allows for the open and responsible use of cannabis in a social environment,” Chiari said.