The Luxor in Las Vegas was one of the first fully themed hotels on the strip with its ancient Egyptian décor. Building for this pyramid shaped hotel began in 1991, the same year Treasure Island and the MGM Grand broke ground. In 2007 the hotel was renovated and many of the ancient Egyptian touches were removed.
Staying at the Luxor
The Luxor has 4,407 rooms which vary according to type and amenities. Pyramid Deluxe Rooms are in the pyramid and reach 350 feet into the air. More than 2,200 of these Deluxe Rooms over look the atrium, giving you an incredible view. The Tower Deluxe Rooms are housed in the twin towers and have incredible views of the city. The Pyramid Spa Suites come with your own private spa tub and a separate sitting room. The Tower Luxury Suites are more like apartments than hotel rooms at 780 square feet each. There are separate living and bedroom areas and some rooms feature floor to ceiling windows with incredible views. Tower Premier Suites are even bigger at over 1000 square feet each with separate living rooms, bedrooms and dining area. And the Player Deluxe Rooms are really just for serious gamblers who are more interested in the casino than their rooms.
Attractions at the Luxor
The Luxor’s big property attraction is a huge beam of light that shoots out of the top of the pyramid. It is touted to be the strongest beam of light in the world and can be seen for miles around, it can even be spotted from airplanes in L.A. But some other attractions are more worthy of your time. Taking a cue from traveling museum exhibits the Luxor has included BODIES. . .The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Both of these exhibits are exceptional and worth checking out even if you’re not staying at the Luxor.
Gaming at the Luxor
Like most casinos in Las Vegas, the Luxor offers slots, table games, a race and sports book, a poker room, and an exclusive high limit area. The Luxor offers WIN CARDS, which are an easy way to learn to play Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette. For $20 you receive $30 in chips and a tri-pack brochure with step by step instructions. The Luxor also features special events throughout the year for their Players Club members and big celebrations for big winners.
Shopping at the Luxor
The Luxor is connected to Mandalay Place so you can easily shop in the stores featured by both casinos. Luxor’s stores feature a little bit of everything from high end designer clothing to tacky souvenirs. Some of their stores include: Threads, LX Fashions, Luxor Kid’s, LX Logo, Luxor Pool Store, Pyramid Shop, Essentials and 24/7, Criss Angel MINDFREAK – the Official Store, and Everything’s $10 Boutique.
Dining at the Luxor
The Luxor has lost many of its old restaurants with the 2007 renovations and come up with some new winners. TENDER Steak & Seafood is a traditional steakhouse headed by award winning chef KC Fazel. Company Kitchen and Pub House creates tapas style dishes, small fare that is meant to be tasted and shared by everyone at the table, it’s a great place to try a huge variety of items. CatHouse is a restaurant entertainment experience, but leans toward the “adult” side of things. T&T is a rock and roll style Mexican restaurant that is spice and exciting. Pyramid Café is a more downscale dining option, its open 24/7 so it’s perfect for a light meal, breakfast or a snack. Backstage Deli is perfect for lunch, especially if you’re hungry for a New York deli sandwich. MORE is the buffet at Luxor and has a lot of everything. There is also a Food Court, a Burger Bar and In-Room Dining for guests.
Entertainment at the Luxor
Criss Angel is a large draw at the Luxor which isn’t surprising when you look at their other regular entertainment. Criss Angel Believe by Cirque du Soleil is an amazing and quite haunting show that will awe and amaze you in ways you couldn’t imagine. Fantasy claims to be ideal for couples but be aware there are some topless dancers. Carrot Top is the headlining comedian at the Luxor. And for musical lovers, Menopause The Musical brings comedy and music to the stage with parodies from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
3900 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109