The 3-star Luxor Hotel offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Las Vegas (NV). The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. To be found at the hotel are shops, meeting facilities, 24-hour room service, poolside bar, business center. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and convenient amenities like in room video games, seating area, hair dryer, internet access – LAN (charges apply), desk. Enjoy the hotel's recreational facilities, including sauna, spa, fitness center, outdoor pool, before retiring to your room for a well-deserved rest. Luxor Hotel is an excellent choice from which to explore Las Vegas (NV) or to simply relax and rejuvenate.
Luxor Hotel History
Luxor Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The 30-story hotel, which is operated by MGM Resorts International, features a 120,000 sq ft casino floor that includes over 2,000 slot machines and 87 table games.
It has a new, highly modernized and contemporary design and contains a total of 4,400 rooms, including 442 suites, lining the interior walls of a pyramid style tower and within twin 22-story ziggurat towers that were built as later additions.
The hotel is named after the city of Luxor in Egypt. Luxor is the second largest hotel in Las Vegas and the third largest in the world. As of 2010, the Luxor has a 4 Key rating from the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, which evaluates sustainable hotel operations.
Luxor Las Vegas includes 20,000 sq ft of convention space, four swimming pools and whirlpools, a wedding chapel, Nurture Spa and Salon and 29 retail stores. Luxor is also connected to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino through The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a 310-foot -long retail sky bridge with 41 retailers including Urban Outfitters, minus5 Ice Lounge & Lodge and a Nike Golf store.
The Luxor is home to four shows which consist of Criss Angel - Believe, Fantasy , comedian Carrot Top, and Menopause the Musical. Luxor's most recent live show is Criss Angel - Believe, a collaboration between illusionist Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil that began in late 2008. The hotel also hosts Bodies...The Exhibition, an educational display on the human body, and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. From 2000 to 2005, the Luxor Theatre was the home of the performance-art show Blue Man Group, which has since moved to The Venetian.
On August, 31 2007, LAX Nightclub officially opened at a party hosted by Britney Spears. A number of other celebrities, including Christina Aguilera, have also hosted events at the club. The two-level, 26,000 sq ft venue contains 78 VIP tables and Noir Bar, which according to the Las Vegas Review Journal is an ultra-elite bar that is a reservations-only establishment. Additional nightlife destinations within Luxor include CatHouse, Aurora, Liquidity, Flight, High Bar and Play Bar.
Restaurants within the hotel consist of TENDER steak & seafood, T&T, Pyramid Caf, MORE The Buffet and the Backstage Deli. There is also a Food Court on the Atrium level which contains a Quiznos, McDonalds, Nathan's Famous, Little Caesars Pizza, Swensen's Ice Cream, and Starbucks Coffee.
Designed by hotel architect Veldon Simpson and interior designer Charles Silverman, the Luxor has received recognition as being among the most recognizable hotels on the strip because of its unique design. The main portion of the hotel is a 365-foot -high, 30-story pyramid encased in 11 acres of dark bronze glass. The guest rooms are situated on the outer walls of the pyramid and are reached by riding in ""inclinators"" that travel along the inner surface of the pyramid at a 39-degree angle. The hotel also features a 29 million cubic feet atrium, which was the largest open atrium in the world when it was built in 1993. The hotel is marked by a 140-foot -high obelisk and a 110-foot -tall re-creation of the Great Sphinx of Giza.
The tip of the pyramid contains a fixed-position spotlight that points directly upward and is claimed to be the brightest beam in the world at over 42.3 billion candle power. The light is created by 39 Xenon lamps which use computer designed curved mirrors to collect the light and focus it into one intense beam. According to the Luxor website, engineers say that an astronaut could read a newspaper by Luxors Sky Beam from ten miles into space and on a clear night, the Sky Beam is visible up to 250 miles away to an airplane at cruising altitude.
Luxor is located on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort is flanked by the Mandalay Bay to the south and by the Excalibur to the north; all three are connected by free express and local trams. All three properties were built by Circus Circus Enterprises, which in 1999 became Mandalay Resort Group.
Ground was broken for the Luxor in 1992 and officially opened eighteen months later at 4 A.M on October 15, 1993 to a crowd of 10,000 people. When it opened, the pyramid, which cost $375 million to build, was the tallest building on the strip and contained 2,526 rooms and a 100,000 sq ft casino. The resort was financed by petty cash earned from other Circus Circus Enterprises properties and did not include any outside financial investors.
On May 7, 2007, a vehicle exploded in a Luxor Hotel parking garage due to a homemade bomb which left one dead. Local authorities believe the victim, a 24-year-old employee at Nathans Famous hot dog restaurant in the Luxor food court, was the intended target. The hotel was not evacuated, operations continued uninterrupted and the parking structure as well as the casino were undamaged.
This destination hotel is often viewed as a prime example of 1990s Postmodern architecture, and appeared on the cover of architecture scholar James Steele's book Architecture Today. Since opening in 1993, the hotel has appeared in numerous films including the 1996 film Mars Attacks and can be seen in the destroyed Vegas in 2012.
In Up in the Air, George Clooney's character, Ryan Bingham, is asked to take a picture in front of the Luxor hotel. The hotel has also been featured in the television shows Fear Factor, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Great Hotels, and CSI. A replica of the Luxor, named The Camel's Toe, appeared in the Las Venturas area of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Aliante Station Distance from Luxor to Aliante Station is 13.6 miles (21.9 km)|
Aria Distance from Luxor to Aria is 0.9 miles (1.4 km)
Arizona Charlie's Decatur Distance from Luxor to Arizona Charlie's Decatur is 5 miles (8.1 km)
Bally's Distance from Luxor to Bally's is 1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Bellagio Distance from Luxor to Bellagio is 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Bill's Gamblin' Hall Distance from Luxor to Bill's Gamblin' Hall is 1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Boulder Station Distance from Luxor to Boulder Station is 5.7 miles (9.1 km)
Caesars Palace Distance from Luxor to Caesars Palace is 1.5 miles (2.5 km)
California Distance from Luxor to California is 5.6 miles (9 km)
Casino Royale Distance from Luxor to Casino Royale is 1.9 miles (3 km)
Circus Circus Distance from Luxor to Circus Circus is 2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Cosmopolitan Distance from Luxor to Cosmopolitan is 1 miles (1.6 km)
El Cortez Distance from Luxor to El Cortez is 5.5 miles (8.8 km)
Encore Distance from Luxor to Encore is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Excalibur Distance from Luxor to Excalibur is 0.2 miles (0.4 km)
Fiesta Rancho Distance from Luxor to Fiesta Rancho is 7.4 miles (12 km)
Fitzgerald's Distance from Luxor to Fitzgerald's is 5.5 miles (8.8 km)
Flamingo Distance from Luxor to Flamingo is 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Four Queens Distance from Luxor to Four Queens is 5.5 miles (8.8 km)
Four Seasons Distance from Luxor to Four Seasons is 0.4 miles (0.6 km)
Fremont Distance from Luxor to Fremont is 5.5 miles (8.9 km)
Gold Coast Distance from Luxor to Gold Coast is 1.7 miles (2.8 km)
Gold Spike Distance from Luxor to Gold Spike is 5.6 miles (8.9 km)
|Golden Gate Distance from Luxor to Golden Gate is 5.5 miles (8.8 km)|
Golden Nugget Distance from Luxor to Golden Nugget is 5.4 miles (8.8 km)
Hard Rock Distance from Luxor to Hard Rock is 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Harrah's Distance from Luxor to Harrah's is 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Hilton Distance from Luxor to Hilton is 3.1 miles (5 km)
Hooters Distance from Luxor to Hooters is 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Imperial Palace Distance from Luxor to Imperial Palace is 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
J W Marriott Distance from Luxor to J W Marriott is 8.4 miles (13.6 km)
M Resort Distance from Luxor to M Resort is 9 miles (14.5 km)
Main Street Station Distance from Luxor to Main Street Station is 5.7 miles (9.2 km)
Mandalay Bay Distance from Luxor to Mandalay Bay is 0.3 miles (0.4 km)
Mandarin Oriental Distance from Luxor to Mandarin Oriental is 0.7 miles (1.2 km)
Marriott's Grand Chateau Distance from Luxor to Marriott's Grand Chateau is 0.9 miles (1.4 km)
MGM Grand Distance from Luxor to MGM Grand is 0.5 miles (0.9 km)
Mirage Distance from Luxor to Mirage is 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Monte Carlo Distance from Luxor to Monte Carlo is 0.6 miles (1 km)
New York New York Distance from Luxor to New York New York is 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Orleans Distance from Luxor to Orleans is 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Palace Station Distance from Luxor to Palace Station is 3.2 miles (5.2 km)
Palazzo Distance from Luxor to Palazzo is 2 miles (3.3 km)
Palms Distance from Luxor to Palms is 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Paris Distance from Luxor to Paris is 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Planet Hollywood Distance from Luxor to Planet Hollywood is 1 miles (1.5 km)
|Plaza Distance from Luxor to Plaza is 5.5 miles (8.9 km)|
Red Rock Resort Distance from Luxor to Red Rock Resort is 9.8 miles (15.8 km)
Renaissance Distance from Luxor to Renaissance is 2.5 miles (4 km)
Rio Distance from Luxor to Rio is 1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Riviera Distance from Luxor to Riviera is 2.9 miles (4.6 km)
Sam's Town Distance from Luxor to Sam's Town is 6.4 miles (10.3 km)
Santa Fe Station Distance from Luxor to Santa Fe Station is 11.3 miles (18.2 km)
Silverton Distance from Luxor to Silverton is 3.8 miles (6 km)
South Point Distance from Luxor to South Point is 5.8 miles (9.3 km)
Stratosphere Distance from Luxor to Stratosphere is 3.8 miles (6.1 km)
Suncoast Distance from Luxor to Suncoast is 8.3 miles (13.4 km)
Sunset Station Distance from Luxor to Sunset Station is 7.9 miles (12.8 km)
Terrible's Distance from Luxor to Terrible's is 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Texas Station Distance from Luxor to Texas Station is 7.1 miles (11.4 km)
THEHotel Distance from Luxor to THEHotel is 0.2 miles (0.4 km)
Treasure Island (TI) Distance from Luxor to Treasure Island (TI) is 2 miles (3.2 km)
Tropicana Distance from Luxor to Tropicana is 0.4 miles (0.6 km)
Trump Las Vegas Distance from Luxor to Trump Las Vegas is 2.4 miles (3.8 km)
Vdara Distance from Luxor to Vdara is 1 miles (1.6 km)
Venetian Distance from Luxor to Venetian is 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Westin Casuarina Distance from Luxor to Westin Casuarina is 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Wild Wild West Distance from Luxor to Wild Wild West is 0.7 miles (1.1 km)
Wynn Distance from Luxor to Wynn is 2.2 miles (3.5 km)