Las Vegas will soon welcome The Bent Inn, an LGBTQ-centered hotel set to open in Downtown Las Vegas this summer.
The owners, Mark Hunter and Greg Kafka, say their mission is to create a judgement-free resort where unforgettable experiences and friendships are formed.
The couple, who have previously operated the gay men’s resorts Escape Resort and Desert Paradise Resort in Palm Springs, plan to preserve the “Vintage Vegas” vibe and have been researching historical details of the property (formerly known as the Moonlight Hotel built in 1865).
The new non-gaming hotel plans to feature 33 playfully-designed rooms that incorporate mid-century modern and industrial design. Artistic features throughout the hotel will include wall murals and original posters of gay pulp fiction from the 1950s and 1960s.
There will also be an onsite gastropub serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a shareable menu, as well as a poolside food truck.
Check out a virtual tour of the planned hotel at the official website here.
The location (at 11th Street and Ogden Avenue) offers close proximity to the historic heart of downtown Las Vegas: home to iconic casinos, fabulous Fremont street, trendy eateries, and cool attractions.
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“Las Vegas in general and hotels specifically have done a wonderful job of creating a welcoming environment for everyone,” says Kafka. “However, you can’t always count on your fellow guests to exude the same kind of welcoming. That’s where The Bent Inn experience thrives. There’s something very special about having a place to call your own.”
The Bent Inn will be the only LGBTQ-centered property in Las Vegas. The Blue Moon Hotel closed in 2014 after a twelve-year run at the location off the I-15 and Sahara Avenue.
At this time, the owners are planning for a late-August 2023 opening.