Nativ Hotel, which made headlines around the world (and here) with its “weed-friendly” attitude when it opened at the end of May, is no longer offering marijuana-friendly options, reportedly because neighbors and the landlord were surprised by the pro-pot stance.
The cannabis kerfuffle is just the latest controversy involving the turn-of-the-last-century building at 1612 Wazee Street. Back in the early ’90s, the old warehouse was renovated into the LoDo Inn, a B&B that had to call it quits after its owner got taken by a con man pretending to be a Middle Eastern prince. After that, it was transformed into the Luna Hotel, then the Jet Hotel, and then it underwent a lengthy transformation into Nativ.
Although Nativ Hotel’s owners declined to comment on the reasons for the change, the Nativ website has been revised to remove references to consumption, and guests are now made to sign this waiver promising not to partake:
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For your protection and ours,
We value your patronage and appreciate your cooperation with all the following during your stay:
The Hotel does not permit guests to consume drugs or engage in unlawful activity of any kind on the hotel premises, which include the bar, restaurant, club, hotel rooms, or any common areas serving the hotel. Hotel management cannot permit or condone any guest conduct which violates Colorado State or any Federal law, including but not limited to the use or consumption of Marijuana in any form.
Our staff and hosts are required by management to confront or report any illegal conduct. Any guest suspected of engaging in unlawful conduct will be escorted from the Hotel premises immediately. Pursuant to the Colorado Clean Air Act, no smoking is allowed in the public areas of the Hotel, and smoking is prohibited in guest rooms, and all balconies, at all times.
I have read this Notice and agreed to comply with these prohibitions. I agree to identify myself as a guest of the hotel if required by a staff member. I further acknowledge and agree that this notice also binds any of my guests, and failure of any of my guests to comply will also subject my status at the premises to be revoked. If I am asked to leave the Hotel by a staff member, I agree to do so voluntarily.
Guest of NATIV Hotel.
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