New ownership of the Clarendon Hotel and Spa, a landmark four-star boutique hotel in Central Phoenix, announced the distinction of being Arizona’s first cannabis-friendly hotel. The announcement comes less than a year after the passage of a proposition in November 2020 that effectively legalized recreational adult use of marijuana in Arizona.
“We are a cannabis-friendly hotel and have a cannabis-friendly event company that is elevating and educating the community about cannabis,” says Daron Brotherton, the VP of Operations at the hotel.
The cannabis rooms are only on the west side. Guests are welcome to enjoy edibles, vapes, and (in designated areas) flower provided by a local dispensary. The Clarendon also offers a car service to a dispensary to shop for cannabis and even rent smoking pipes and bongs.
In-room cannabis-infused dinners are provided by Chef Derek Upton, known as the premier Arizona cannabis chef, who has been featured on Netflix’s “Cooked with Cannabis” and Food Network’s “Chopped 420.” Guests can also register for his Elevated Under the Stars, an intimate dinner party featuring a cannabis-infused 6-course fine dining experience atop the hotel’s Skydeck.
Each room will have a “scrubber” to recirculate the air. In between guests, a deeper clean is done with a more powerful cleaner. No cigarette smoking is allowed in any of the rooms.