Luxor



Luxor Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip. The 30-story hotel features a 120,000 sq ft casino floor that includes over 2,000 slot machines and 87 table games. It has a modern 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 (ancient Thebes) in Egypt, and it’s the second largest hotel in Las Vegas (the largest being the MGM Grand). As of 2010, the Luxor has a 4 Key rating from the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, which evaluates “sustainable” hotel operations.

Luxor has a large convention space, a wedding chapel, Nurture Spa and Salon and 29 retail stores. It is also connected to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino through The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a 310-foot long retail sky bridge. 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 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 Luxor’s 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 at night

When it comes to nightlife & entertainment, Luxor offers a large variety of shows, as well as great clubs & restaurants as well. Indoor walkways make it easy to visit the Luxor’s surrounding hotels, leading south through the Mandalay Place shops to the Mandalay Bay hotel and north to the Excalibur hotel. A monorail also connects the three properties as well.

Restaurants at Luxor Las Vegas:

Tender Steak & Seafood, Pyramid Cafe, Rice & Company, The Backstage Deli, T & T Tacos & Tequila, Starbucks, More the Buffet, and the Luxor Food Court

Nightlife at Luxor:

LAX, CatHouse Loungerie, Aurora, Flight, Liquidity, High Bar and Play Bar

Pool

Luxor has four pools, and four jacuzzis.


Hotel Check-in Time:
3 p.m.
Hotel Check-out Time:11 a.m.

For more information & reservations, visit Luxor.com

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(Picture of Luxor via TheWondrous.com)
Picture of Luxor at night via TheLasVegasAdventurer