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A New Strain of Hotel Chain

The 420 Hotels, Inc. is a real estate and boutique hotel enterprise expanding its amenities to include on-site, licensed cannabis hospitality. The company’s keystone property is the award-winning Patterson Inn located in Denver, Colorado, which has generated over $1M in revenue over the past three years.

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The 420 Hotels is on the cusp of launching what we believe to be one of the most unique and exciting amenities in hospitality today. According to a recent Forbes article, the company was the first business to apply for a cannabis license under Denver’s new social consumption regulations,* allowing us to open an on-site lounge where hotel guests and members can legally consume cannabis.

In the last decade, the legal cannabis market has been expanding rapidly at a CAGR of over 32%, and by 2028 the overall global category is expected to reach nearly $200B.* Within this emerging space, cannabis tourism is already a substantial sector – currently valued at $17B – and according to Forbes, the momentum is only just beginning.*

420’s CEO and founder is Chris Chiari, an entrepreneur and community activist, with a lifelong passion for cannabis advocacy and enterprise. Throughout his career, he has been profiled by numerous national media outlets, produced an award-winning documentary film, and was recently appointed to Rolling Stone magazine’s cultural counsel for his work in the cannabis space.*

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Licensed cannabis hospitality is the final mile in the effort to destigmatize and normalize cannabis possession and use,” Chiari says. “This has been my career focus for just over a decade and it’s exciting to be leading the charge toward the goal line starting with our keystone property, The Patterson Inn and our cannabis consumption lounge, The 420 Denver.” 

- Chris Chiari, Forbes (source)

the pitch

The 420 Hotels is a boutique hotel and hospitality concept with a unique twist. The company currently owns and operates Denver’s award-winning Patterson Inn, and is now poised to become a pioneer in the cannabis hospitality sector by opening its own on-site legal cannabis lounge. Pairing this new and exciting amenity with our existing real estate and hospitality portfolio, The Patterson will serve as 420’s model for future expansion and other boutique locations worldwide.

Opening The Door To Legal and Licensed Cannabis Hospitality

Located at 420 E. 11th Avenue in beautiful downtown Denver, the historic Patterson Inn is a 10-bedroom Victorian mansion built in 1891, and later converted into a bed and breakfast with its own commercial kitchen, tavern, and event space. 

Since 2012, The Patterson has established itself as an award-winning boutique hotel and now The 420 Hotels is seeking to make a new kind of history, by transforming the property’s carriage house into a high-end, members-only cannabis consumption lounge. According to major media sources – including – The 420 hotels was the first business to apply for licensure under Denver’s social consumption regulations deeming it “a premier destination for travelers who want to enjoy legal marijuana during their visit” (source), (source). The 420 Hotels is making cannabis consumption the newest amenity in the hotel market. 

The Problem & Our Solution

Blazing A New Trail In The Hotel and Hospitality Industry 

The 420 Hotels believes that cannabis hospitality represents the final mile in legalization. Despite the fact that the production and sale of recreational cannabis is currently permitted in 21 U.S. states (source), tourists who travel to these states and purchase state-regulated products are left with no place to legally consume.

As a solution, The 420 Hotels is creating an upscale space that is legal, licensed, and meets all international standards for an indoor, smoke-filled lounge. Leveraging the success of our existing business as a boutique hotel and neighborhood tavern, we are able to offer this added luxury amenity to overnight guests, as well as other lounge patrons on an exclusive membership basis.

Centered around the largest growth segment in cannabis consumers – The 420 Denver will provide a safe and sophisticated location to consume, supported with guest service representatives who can share advice and best practices, especially to first time or novice consumers.

The Market & Our Traction

High Aspirations to Transforming Tourism 

Through the establishment of its keystone location, The 420 Hotels has built a thriving business and brand, with the hotel property and on-site tavern already generating over $1M in revenue over the past three years. The Patterson Inn has also recently set new occupancy records – increasing annual occupancy from 38% in 2018, to an average of 56% – and we anticipate even more demand for our accommodations, with the opening of our 420 on-site cannabis lounge. 

Additionally, because The 420 Hotels utilizes an independent, owner-operator model, the company is well-positioned to acquire and activate more properties in the future, as more municipalities and states across the country pass laws that allow for consumption of cannabis in commercial establishments. Our goal is to expand to as many as 15 new locations over the next 5-8 years, with sights set on some of the world’s most popular travel destinations.

- Chris Chiari, Cannabis Business Times (source)

As our concept continues to build momentum, the brand is also generating a media buzz at the local and national level. The 420 Hotel has been featured in numerous popular publications including The Cannabis Business Times, Forbes, SKUNK Magazine, 303 Magazine, The Denver Post, The Denver Westword, Bezinga, and Rolling Stone, which recently profiled founder Chris Chiari as a member of the magazine's Cultural Council. Most recently, The 420 Hotels has been featured in Thrillist's 50 things to do in 2023. 

Why Invest

Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Our Guests and Investors 

The 420 Hotels’ vision is to define a new market by pairing four-star overnight accommodations with what we believe is one of the most exciting and unique amenities in hospitality today: an on-site, licensed cannabis lounge. 

With additional funding, we look forward to completing renovations, upgrades, and expansions to our initial property, and growing our brand outreach to facilitate future expansion. We’re also excited to extend a bit of our signature hospitality to our investors in the form of exclusive Founder’s Club membership and merch from our friends at Grassroots California. Thank you for supporting The 420 Hotels on StartEngine!


420 E 11th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

The 420 Hotels, Inc. is a real estate and boutique hotel enterprise expanding its amenities to include on-site, licensed cannabis hospitality. The company’s keystone property is the award-winning Patterson Inn located in Denver, Colorado, which has generated over $1M in revenue over the past three years.


Chris Chiari
Chris Chiari

Chris Chiari is an entrepreneur and award-winning film producer. He has a wealth of experience in corporate strategy and government relations. Skilled in marketing and messaging, he has engaged exclusively with the cannabis industry since 2011 and has held an owner's badge for over the last six years.

Chris has owned and operated Denver’s historic Patterson Inn since 2018, the keystone of The 420 Hotels portfolio. As CEO, he uses his expertise in hospitality, operations, and community outreach to address the stigmas and ignorance that still exist around cannabis use, while creating a unique and upscale environment for licensed cannabis consumption.

Public Enemy Number One, a film by Chris Chiari, is a feature documentary about the War on Drugs, and counts entertainer Ice-T as one of its executive producers. The film won awards for Best Producer and Best Storyteller at its world premiere at DOC LA 2019 and Best Documentary at the 2020 Seattle Film Festival. It is currently available for rent on Amazon Prime and streaming on Pluto TV and Tubi. Chris is a former Deputy Director of Colorado NORML, serving for over eight years.

When not working on The 420 Hotels portfolio, Chris likes to stay involved with grassroots advocacy and advancing social reform: he was one of the five members of the petitioners committee of Denver’s successful 2019 psilocybin ballot initiative.

Scott Allen

Scott Allen

GM of Denver Operations

Scott Allen is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Hospitality and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business. He is a career hospitality professional working in management for several national brands. He is an award-winning mixologist. He has been the general manager of the Patterson Inn in Denver Colorado for just over three years. His bar management experience is directly related to the recent improvements to the tavern and its pending expanded operations.  


The 420 Hotels
May 1, 2023
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Invest within the first two weeks and receive an extra 10% bonus shares


$420 - signature hatpin of our first keystone location

$710 - Custom Grassroots California Hat exclusive to our crowdfunding rounds

$1,000 - Custom Grassroots California Hat and Hatpin combo

$2,200 - Signature Grassroots California lounge robe, Custom Grassroots California Hat and Hatpin

$5,000 - all $2,200 level perks plus 5-year membership

$10,000 - all $2,200 level perks plus 10-year membership

$25,000 - Lifetime membership plus your name on the wall as a Co-Founder of The 420 Denver, 2 Signature Grassroots California lounge robes, 2 Custom Grassroots California Hats, and 2 Hatpins

* In order to receive perks from an investment, one must submit a single investment in the same offering that meets the minimum perk requirement. Bonus shares from perks will not be granted if an investor submits multiple investments that, when combined, meet the perk requirement. All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

420 Hotels will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class A Common Stock at $0.18 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Class A Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $18. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors' eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will receive the highest single bonus they are eligible for among the bonuses based on the amount invested and time of offering elapsed (if any). Eligible investors will also receive the Owner’s Bonus and an audience-based bonus of 25% for prior Investors in addition to the aforementioned bonus.


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Channel 7 News Covers our Hotel

Denver Channel 7 Features The 420 Hotels

Investors and Followers:

The news is out that we are building a first in the nation licensed cannabis hospitality lounge as an amenity to our hotel. Be a part of what we are build by investing in our equity crowdfund campaign. 

Channel 7 news in Denver ran a feature on 4/21/23 focusing on the challenges of bringing this new concept to market. We are in the final design with our HVAC partners and are on the cusp of finalizing a proprietary system design that will meet international standards for clean air and will be built with employee safety and protection in mind from the start. 

Please watch the attached new segment and hear more about the work we are doing here at The 420 Hotels Inc.

As we enter the final week of this campaign I am proud to share the coverage we've received this week on local news and in the Washington Post. This coverage shows that we are leading the way in this new market segment. 

Thank you for your interest in and support of The 420 Hotels. 


Chris Chiari, Founder/CEO The 420 Hotels Inc


National Coverage in The Washington Post

Investors and Followers:

Happy 420! A day of celebration in the cannabis community, and a day to realize how far legalization has come in the past ten year. With all the gains one final chapter of cannabis legalization is still being written and when it comes to cannabis hospitality, our company is recognized as leading the way. 

Today our company was featured in The Washington Post. In her article The Wild West of weed vacations, Andrea Sachs writes "The hotel is building its own lounge: Chris Chiari is attempting to revolutionize 420-friendly lodging at the Patterson Inn, where I spent one night. The owner invited me inside the attached carriage house that he is transforming into a cannabis lounge.

Once he resolves the HVAC filtering issue, the 1890s B&B will become the model for his grand plan to create a collection of boutique properties..."

Thank you for being a part of the company we are building as we pair overnight accommodations with on-site and licensed cannabis hospitality. We are bringing to market a model and intend to expand using our first keystone location at the Patterson Inn. 

As we come to the end of this campaign I ask you to share our page and this newest national news article. We are leading the was in cannabis hospitality. Thank you for being a part of this venture. I hope you have a safe and fun High Holiday!

Regards, Chris Chiari Founder/CEO The 420 Hotels Inc


A Look Inside The 420 Hotels Inc

A Look Inside The 420 Hotels - The Patterson Inn

Located in the heart of Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood, in the historic Croke-Patterson, is The Patterson Inn. Opened in 2012, the hotel was recently awarded hotel of the year for Colorado and was featured in THRILLIST in the 50 Things to Do in 2023.

The Patterson Inn was purchased in 2018 where I took over ownership of the property and hotel in May of that year bringing new life and focus on the guest experience. Patterson Inn is now a wholly owned subsidiary of The 420 Hotels Inc and is the corporate entity that operates the hotel. 

The Patterson Inn features nine luxurious en-suite rooms, each designed around its own unique theme. Furnishings in each room reflect the personality of that room, as well as the history and elegance of the building. Room nights include scratch made sweet and savory breakfast options and the hotel now features 12 Spirits Tavern adding a new amenity to the property.

The Patterson Inn is our core business and is revenue generating. Occupancy has grown from 38% when the hotel was purchased in 2018, to 56% in 2022. The tavern, located in the basement, is still currently operated by the hotel, and this license will transfer to 12 Spirits Tavern LLC once construction starts on the pending cannabis hospitality lounge. Open 7 days a week for happy hour from 4-9pm, the tavern has been open to the public for over nine months and is adding new daily cash flow to our overall operating revenue.

At our core The 420 Hotels Inc is a real estate company that owns our property, a hotel operator and we own and manage our brands, both The Patterson Inn and The 420 Hotels. We are also the first hotel in the country to hold a license to proceed with the addition of our next amenity, The 420 Denver, our provisionally licensed cannabis hospitality lounge. 

I believe this will be the most exciting and unique amenity in hospitality. It is the intention of the company to take our model and expand. 

Thanks for following and supporting The 420 Hotels Inc and our campaign on StartEngine. Bonus shares are still available for the next few days.

Regards, Chris Chiari CEO/Founder 


A Look Inside The 420 Hotels

A Look Inside The 420 Hotels Inc - 12 Spirits Tavern

Located in the basement of the Patterson Inn, and accessible from street level through the property side door, 12 Spirits Tavernis open 7 days a week for happy hour. The former smoking lounge of US Senator Thomas Patterson (CO, 1901-1907) this tavern is both an amenity to the hotel guests as well as a local neighborhood destination. 

The liquor license was part of the hotel when I bought the business in 2018, but the license was restricted to servicing hotel guests only. This restriction was lifted by a unanimous vote as part of the property rezoning which was completed in August of 2021, and was a prerequisite to the addition of the cannabis social use license. 

12 Spirits Tavern is a wholly owned subsidiary of The 420 Hotels Inc and will take over operations of the tavern as we get closer to finalizing the buildout of the cannabis social use lounge. 

See our recent review in 303 Magazine

If you're in Denver please come by and visit one of the companies that makes up The 420 Hotels. 

Thanks for following and supporting The 420 Hotels and our campaign on StartEngine. Bonus shares are still available for the next few days.

Regards, Chris Chiari CEO/Founder 


Making Headlines

The 420 Hotels is Making Headlines

Cannabis tourism is seen as the next frontier in cannabis industry legalization. The industry has been hungry to see these solutions come to market and our company is recognized as leading the way. 

Thank you for your early interest in The 420 Hotels. Our campaign announcement press release went out four days ago. The businesswire report shows 38 syndications of the story. Yesterday we had our biggest hit with a front page story on Benzinga, which was also picked up by Yahoo Finance and also appeared on the Associated Press news wire.

For those of you who've already committed to this campaign, thank you. For our followers, I welcome any questions in the discussion section and will reply with urgency. I would like to earn your commitment and I ask all our investors and followers to share the link to our campaign page. 


Chris Chiari, CEO/Founder The 420 Hotels Inc


The 420 Hotels in the News

Investors, Followers and Friends:

Thank you for being a part of this journey. The 420 Hotels is not an idea I came up with yesterday. It was back in March of 2011 when I first set eyes on the property at 420 E 11th Ave in Denver. I knew that first moment that the history of this house, and the address over the door, made this the perfect place to launch a brand. When I bought the hotel five years ago, the world still had to catch up. Today the Patterson Inn is an award winning hotel located in the heart of Denver. Our tavern, 12 Spirits Tavern, was recently reviewed in 303 Magazine and is now open seven days a week from 4-9pm. And today, our press release about launching this campaign was picked up by Benzinga

We are building something unique when it comes to pairing our four-star hotel with cannabis social use. Thank you for your interest in and support of the company. Thank you to the investors who've already joined this campaign, and I look forward to engaging with all of you over the course of this campaign and I hope to earn the confidence and support of our followers. 


Chris Chiari, CEO/Founder The 420 Hotels Inc

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Kyle Fishman

3 months ago

What's your end-game? Do you see this company eventually getting acquired or going public?



Kyle Fishman

3 months ago

Some of the sources I'm reading say that Colorado bans smoking anywhere indoors including hotels. "Vaping will not be allowed in indoor public places, including in all bars and restaurants" "All hotel and motel rooms will be smoke and vape-free" Yet the Patterson Inn is located in Colorado. How do you explain this?



Kyle Fishman

3 months ago

What is your total addressable market size?



Steve Wall


3 months ago

Hi Chris, thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I love this concept and I think it is awesome, I look forward to visiting some day and am investing. Thanks again :).



Steve Wall


3 months ago

Hi, where are all the financial statements at? All I see is the balance sheet and all it claims is assets of $1,000 for a website domain. I thought I was buying shares in the 420 hotels that owns Patterson Inn? Thanks.




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