Bent Inn is the adults-only gay/locally owned and operated boutique hotel and gastropub in downtown Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bent Inn, Las Vegas, a 33-room boutique hotel, officially opens today, December 1. The creatively twisted — and definitely different — Bent Inn is the first adults-only gay/locally owned and operated boutique hotel and gastropub in resurgent downtown Las Vegas. Located East off the beaten Strip, and steps from the Fremont Street Experience, Bent Inn is the ideal destination for the queer community and their allies who want to get into the local adult LGBTQ+ scene or immerse themselves in a visually audacious environment.
Bent Inn was developed by parent company, Escape Resorts, Inc., which is owned and operated by longtime hoteliers Mark Hunter and Greg Kafka. The partners, who are also married, previously owned and operated two well-known gay men's resorts, Escape Resort and Desert Paradise, in Palm Springs, CA.
"Everyone needs a place where they are free to be themselves. And that's Bent Inn," says Kafka, who serves as Bent Inn's chief experience officer. "Although "straight friendly," our goal is to set the travel standard for what we call the Bent Community (the not-so-straight, nerdy cool, khakis-by-day-leather-by-night, pink hair, crew cut, black nail polish, no nail polish, nose ring, hairy, smooth, fem, masc, butch, he, she, they, them, Jack and Coke, dirty martini, daiquiri, top, bottom, vers, side, switch). It's for those of us that make life interesting."
"We hired exceptional staff who will help Bent Inn become a playfully welcoming place for adults where unforgettable experiences and connections are formed." notes Mark Hunter, chief escape officer. "Community is very important to us, and we have been fortunate to be able to cultivate that at our previous resorts."
The duo hired Will Glenn as the resort's general manager. "Will's extensive background in gaming, food and beverage, and quality of customer care made him the perfect choice for the Bent Inn," adds Hunter.
Glenn has opened restaurants from the ground up, including multiple 3 Tomatoes & a Mozzarella locations, and entertainment bars like Whiskey Dick's. In his spare time, Will works with local charity organizations within the LGBTQ+ community to help raise awareness, and money for those in need of HIV medications.
Chef Julianna Medel will use her culinary knowledge and passion for a fusion-based, fresh-from-scratch approach in the Bent Inn Gastropub. She's worked under chefs from a variety of traditions to hone her own unique culinary style. Her Las Vegas experience includes Rock 'N'oodles in the arts district and Majordomo on the strip. She's also traveled the country managing a variety of kitchens.
Overview of Bent Inn Amenities
Rooms are entered through the Bent Inn atrium, which is laden with water and garden features. Room availability includes:
- 30 king-size bed hotel rooms with comfy high-end mattresses
- Patio, balcony, or standard rooms (different rooms rates apply)
- A 3-room bunkhouse with twin sized beds for solo and hostel-style travelers
Room amenities include:
- 65" Flat-screen Smart TVs
- Luxury brand bath products
- In-room electronic safes, hairdryers, Bluetooth enabled radio/charger/speaker
- Individual room heating and cooling systems
- Mid-century inspired custom pulp fiction artwork
- Remodeled eclectic new rooms
A resort fee of $22 includes overnight off-street parking, Wi-Fi with high-speed Internet, and use of the pool, spa, and garden. Specifically, the resort features:
- Expansive heated adults-only swimming pool with in-pool seating and an irresistible Baja Shelf for sunbathing and conversation
- Poolside chaise lounges with shade structures and misting fans
- Pool towels and accessories
- Poolside shower
- Oversized outdoor heated spa
- Fenced property for security and privacy
- Same block access to RTC Bike Share
- 10-minute walk to all of the Downtown Fremont Street Experience (That's quicker than walking to your car in the large resorts!) and The Center, Southern Las Vegas's LGBTQ community nucleus.
The Bent Inn gastropub, with seating for 50 inside and seasonal outdoor dining, will offer a Bent perspective to traditional gastropub fare, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an expanded shareables menu.
Bent Inn History and Architectural Style
The hotel was originally developed as a small hotel in 1965 called the Moonlight Motel, then transitioned into an apartment complex. The property has been reimagined with a "mid-century meets industrial architecture style" and artistic features throughout vary from wall murals to posters of gay pulp fiction inspired by the '50's-'60's and offering an attitude of flamboyant mischievousness.
An invitation-only grand opening celebration and slumber party is slated for January of 2024.
SOURCE Bent Inn Hotel and GastroPub