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CLAIRE SIN­CLAIR’S DOWN­TOWN “CLAIRE BNB” IS TAK­ING THE VE­GAS RENTAL MAR­KET BY STORM. UP NEXT: EX­PAN­SION! Pin Up

Vegas Magazine - - Contents - BY AN­DREA BEN­NETT Claire BNB; 427 11th St.; airbnb.com

Claire Sin­clair’s down­town “Claire BNB” is tak­ing the Ve­gas rental mar­ket by storm. Up next: Ex­pan­sion!

If 2011 Play­mate of the Year and for­mer Pin Up bur­lesque star Claire Sin­clair rang your door­bell bear­ing gin­ger­snaps and a clip­board, you’d prob­a­bly sign what­ever she wanted. As she re­counts go­ing door-to-door seek­ing her neigh­bors’ ap­proval for her seven-unit Airbnb rental, she’s sit­ting on the pink couch of her Vin­tage Glitz-themed rental, her bare feet tucked un­der her ver­mil­ion mini-dress, con­jur­ing the sex­ily dis­so­nant col­ors of a 1960s Play­boy cover. The suite, ap­pro­pri­ately, is mod­eled af­ter the Pink Palace of Play­boy icon Jayne Mans­field. “Ev­ery room is meant for shoot­ing,” she smiles, and her fan base— devo­tees, rock­a­billy tourists, and fes­ti­val­go­ers—has been keep­ing the In­sta-per­fect units booked since the first two opened. What she’s go­ing for, she says, is a bright up­date to those “throw­back Ve­gas mo­tor inns.” The pink Jacuzzi tub with a water­fall fea­ture and glit­tery walls vir­tu­ally beg for naughty self­ies. Other suites in­clude a ’70s-in­spired bach­e­lor pad (think shag ev­ery­thing) and the Beauty and the Beast- in­spired Fairy­tale Suite, with wacky-but-prac­ti­cal fea­tures like a sound­proofed cas­tle-like shut­ter and a gilt-framed mir­ror-tv in the bed­room.

Sin­clair, chan­nel­ing her per­for­mance en­ergy into new ideas, isn’t stop­ping at this build­ing. “I’ve put my life sav­ings into this pro­ject,” she says, “and ev­ery day I’m look­ing for more magic.” Ul­ti­mately, she sees Claire Bnbs in Airbnb’s “top trend­ing spots” like Port­land and Palm Springs. “I want to an­i­mate the rooms. What if you pushed a ‘good­night kiss’ but­ton and mu­sic started play­ing? That’s next-level for us.”

CLOCK­WISE: Claire Bnb’s En­chanted Fairy Tale Suite; Ve­gas Vin­tage Glitz Down­town Suite; Artsy, Hip Down­town Suite; Sin­clair in the Vin­tage Glitz.

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