|Facts and statistics|
|Address||3900 Las Vegas Blvd South|
Las Vegas, NV 89119
|Opening date||October 15, 1993|
|No. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Ancient Egypt was an Ancient Civilization in eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now MGM Mirage ( is a Las Vegas, Nevada -based business engaged in the development ownership and operation of hotels and casinos throughout the world of rooms||4,407|
|Total gaming space||120,000 ft² (11,148 m²)|
|Permanent shows||Carrot Top|
|Notable restaurants||Luxor Steakhouse|
|Years renovated||West & East Towers (1,948 rooms) in 2006|
The Luxor Hotel is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965) better known by his stage name Carrot Top, is an American Comedian known for his bright IMAX (short for Image MAXimum is a Film format created by Canada 's IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far greater size and Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos (born December 19 1967 better known by his Stage name Criss Angel is an American of Greek descent A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging usually on a short-term basis A casino is in the modern sense of the word a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of Gambling activities The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6 Paradise is a Census-designated place (CDP in Clark County, Nevada, United States and a major suburb of Las Vegas. It was one of the city's first fully-themed megaresorts. Ground was broken for the Luxor in 1991, that same year construction began on the Treasure Island and the current MGM Grand. Treasure Island (also known as " ti " is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with The MGM Grand Las Vegas is a hotel casino located on the Las Vegas Strip, which opened as a Hollywood themed resort It has an Ancient Egyptian motif and contains a total of 4,407 rooms lining the interior walls of a hollow pyramid and contained within twin ziggurat towers that were built as later additions. Ancient Egypt was an Ancient Civilization in eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now A pyramid is a Building where the upper surfaces are triangular and converge on one point A ziggurat ( Akkadian ziqqurrat, D-stem of zaqāru "to build on a raised area" was a Temple tower of the ancient Mesopotamian The hotel is named after the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt, the site of the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, and scores of other pharaonic monuments — but no pyramids. Luxor (in Arabic: الأقصر al-Uqṣur) is a city in Upper (southern Egypt and the capital of Luxor Thebes ( Thēbai) was a city in Ancient Egypt located about 800 km south of the Mediterranean on the east bank of the river Nile ( This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. The Valley of the Kings ( Arabic: وادي الملوك Wadi Biban el-Muluk; "Gates of the King" is a Valley in Egypt where for The Karnak temple complex, universally known only as Karnak, describes a vast conglomeration of ruined temples chapels pylons and other buildings Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes
In July 2007, owner MGM Mirage announced plans to thoroughly renovate the Luxor, spending $300 million to remodel 80 percent of Luxor's public areas, removing much of the ancient Egyptian theme and replacing it with more adult-oriented and modern lounges, restaurants and clubs. MGM Mirage ( is a Las Vegas, Nevada -based business engaged in the development ownership and operation of hotels and casinos throughout the world  Among the distinctive changes to the exterior occurred in mid-2007, when management covered one of the pyramid's massive black faces with a 15-story sign that advertises Absolut Vodka. Absolut Vodka is a Swedish brand of Vodka, produced near Åhus, Scania, in southern Sweden
The Luxor is located on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, opposite the McCarran International Airport. The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6 McCarran International Airport is the principal commercial airport serving Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada. 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. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 39-story Luxury Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. The Excalibur Hotel and Casino Hotel and Casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, in the United States A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train All three properties were built by Circus Circus Enterprises, which later became Mandalay Resort Group. Mandalay Resort Group was a hotel-casino operator based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When it opened on October 15, 1993, the pyramid was the tallest building on the strip; it cost $375 million to build. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar)  A theater and two additional hotel towers totaling 2,000 rooms were added in 1998 for $675 million.  In June 2004, the Mandalay Resort Group was purchased by MGM Mirage, adding this hotel to its vast array of properties on the "Strip". MGM Mirage ( is a Las Vegas, Nevada -based business engaged in the development ownership and operation of hotels and casinos throughout the world
When the resort opened, it featured a more heavily Egyptian-themed interior, including a river that encircled the casino with a ferry that would carry guests to their inclinator core at the corners of the pyramid. The ride was then turned into a river ride that passed by many pieces of ancient artwork after people complained that the ferry service took too long. Most of the ancient Egypt theme and the river ride were taken away as part of a campaign to tailor the property towards more upscale tastes in 1995. According to the unofficial, albeit popular, ghost story, the Nile River attraction was removed because guests kept seeing ghosts of the three workers killed during the Luxor's construction whenever the river passed through dark tunnels. A ghost story may be any piece of Fiction, or Drama, that includes a Ghost, or simply takes as a Premise the possibility of ghosts or the belief
The resort has been home to some popular entertainment attractions in the Las Vegas area. The main level featured the nightclub, RA, which closed indefinitely on July 22, 2006. Ra (pronounced Rah and sometimes as Rê, is an Ancient Egyptian sun god. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. From 2000 to 2005, the Luxor Theatre was the home of the enormously popular performance-art show Blue Man Group, which has since moved to The Venetian. Blue Man Group ( Blue Man, BMG) is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton Chris Wink and Matt Goldman it is centered on a trio of mute performers called The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is the largest AAA Five-Diamond rated Resort in the Americas On February 15, 2006, the main theatre became the home of the musical Hairspray which ran until 2006. Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan based
In 2006, MGM-Mirage began renovating Luxor. Rooms in the East and West Towers have been refurnished. Two upscale restaurants, Isis and Sacred Sea Room, closed. The RA nightclub, which had previously been one of the most successful in the city but had been seeing reduced attendance in recent years, was shuttered. Replacing it is the Las Vegas branch of LAX, a Los Angeles nightclub, which opened on August 31, 2007, in an event hosted by Britney Spears. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Britney Jean Spears (born December 2 1981 is an American recording artist and entertainer Also advertised yet unopened is a restaurant named Aspen 702.
Illusionist Criss Angel signed a deal in 2006 to film episodes of his TV series Mindfreak at the hotel. Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos (born December 19 1967 better known by his Stage name Criss Angel is an American of Greek descent Angel currently has a production office and store in the Luxor. In 2008, Criss Angel will star in a new magic-themed Cirque du Soleil production at Luxor. Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun" in English sɜrk duː soʊˈleɪ is an entertainment company 
On May 7, 2007, the Luxor Hotel parking garage was the site of a vehicle explosion which killed one of its employees. Events 558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Local authorities believe the victim, who worked in a business inside the hotel, was the target for this killing. The hotel was not evacuated, and the parking structure where the explosion occurred suffered no damage. Investigations into this incident are ongoing. The explosion is believed to be caused by a homemade bomb. 
The Luxor is among the most recognizable hotels on the strip because of its striking design. Designed by renowned hotel architect Veldon Simpson, the main portion of the hotel is a 350-foot (110 m)-high (106 m), 30-story pyramid of black glass (in comparison, the Great Pyramid of Giza with original capstone topped out at 481 ft). Veldon Simpson is an Architect, known largely for designing the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. The Great Pyramid of Giza, also called Khufu's Pyramid or the Pyramid of Khufu, and Pyramid of Cheops, is the oldest and largest of the three The hotel is marked by a large obelisk with the name of the property in lighted letters, while the porte-cochere travels underneath a massive recreation of the Great Sphinx of Giza. An obelisk (from Greek ὀβελίσκος - obeliskos, diminutive of ὀβελός - obelos, "spit nail pointed pillar" A porte-cochere ( French porte-cochère, literally "coach door" also called a carriage porch) is the architectural The Great Sphinx of Giza (أبو الهول "The Father of Fear" is a half-human half-lion Sphinx statue in Egypt, on the Giza Plateau at the
The tip of the pyramid contains a fixed-position spotlight that points directly upward – it is the brightest beam in the world, and is visible from anywhere in the Las Vegas valley at night, and can be seen at flight level from above Los Angeles, California, over 275 miles (440 km) away. A searchlight is an apparatus with Reflectors for projecting a powerful beam of Light of approximately parallel rays in a particular Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. At ground level, on clear nights, the beam could also be seen as far south as Laughlin and even as far north as Mesquite or Beatty. Laughlin is a Census-designated place (CDP in Clark County, Nevada, United States. Mesquite is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the Arizona state line and 80 miles (124 km northeast of Las Beatty is a Census-designated place and town located on the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U It is directly straight ahead on US-93 in Arizona, north of Kingman, before reaching the Hoover Dam. US Route 93 is a major north-south United States highway in the Western United States. Kingman ( Huwaalyapay Nyava in Mojave) is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Hoover Dam, also sometimes known as Boulder Dam, is a Concrete Arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the In the spring, the bright light attracts huge numbers of moths into the light beam, creating a phenomenon that has been likened to snow. A moth is an Insect closely related to the Butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Light is generated using 45 Xenon lamps of 7 kilowatts each. A xenon arc lamp is an artificial light source Powered by Electricity, it uses Ionized Xenon gas to produce a bright white light that closely The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second. The hourly cost, including lamps, electricity, and repairs, is US$53. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been The total light output is rated at 41. 5 gigacandela, or 30. The candela (kanˈdɛlə /-ˈdiːlə/ symbol cd) is the SI base unit of Luminous intensity; that is power emitted by a light source in a particular 2 billion lumens. The lumen (symbol lm) is the SI unit of Luminous flux, a measure of the perceived power of Light. A newspaper can be read 10 miles (16 km) in space by its light. 
The guest rooms are situated on the outer walls of the pyramid and are reached by riding in so-called "inclinators" that travel along the inner surface of the pyramid at a 39-degree angle. Open hallways leading to the rooms overlook the atrium, which is the largest in the world at 29 million cubic feet (820,000 m³). In modern Architecture, an atrium (plural atria is a large open space often several stories high and having a glazed roof and/or large windows often situated within an
An IMAX theatre (the third such theatre in Las Vegas, although in 1979, Caesars Palace opened an Omnimax Theater, the precursor to IMAX) shows a rotating selection of films; there is also an IMAX motion simulator ride hosting a variety of rides, including "In Search of the Obelisk," which takes participants into a virtual archeological dig and ReBoot, based on the animated series. IMAX (short for Image MAXimum is a Film format created by Canada 's IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far greater size and ReBoot is a Canadian CGI - animated action-adventure Television series that originally aired from 1994 to 2001 An animated cartoon is a short hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn Film for the cinema, Television or computer The "Atrium Showroom" is home to multiple shows: "Fantasy" (a topless revue), comedian Carrot Top, and the movie/attraction "Pirates 4D". A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical Entertainment that combines Music, dance and sketches. Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965) better known by his stage name Carrot Top, is an American Comedian known for his bright The attractions level also features the "King Tut Museum", an authentic replica of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Tomb KV62 in Egypt 's Valley of the Kings is the Tomb of Tutankhamun, which became famous for the wealth of Treasure it contained Pharaoh is the title given in modern parlance to the ancient Egyptian kings of all periods The reproduction is based directly on the descriptions of the tomb recorded by Howard Carter, who discovered it in 1922. Howard Carter ( May 9 1874 March 2 1939) was an English Archaeologist and Egyptologist, noted as a primary discoverer Also soon to be shown in the Luxor will be Criss Angel's new live show, Believe, set to start in 2008, and run for 10 years. Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos (born December 19 1967 better known by his Stage name Criss Angel is an American of Greek descent
On August 31, 2007, LAX Nightclub officially opened for labor day weekend. Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Britney Spears was the host, who starred alongside Nicky Hilton and other stars. Britney Jean Spears (born December 2 1981 is an American recording artist and entertainer "Nicky" Hilton can also refer to Conrad Hilton Jr Nicholai "Nicky" Olivia Hilton (born October 5, 1983 Around 4000 people attended, some who never even entered the nightclub. Christina Aguilera also hosted an event on September 8, 2007. Christina María Aguilera (born December 18 1980 is an American pop / R&B Singer and Songwriter. Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
This destination hotel is commonly viewed as one of the finest examples of 1990s Postmodern architecture, and appeared on the cover of renowned architecture scholar James Steele's book Architecture Today. A destination hotel is a place of Lodging whose inherent location and amenities attract visitors regardless of the route needed to arrive or the areawide features of interest Postmodern architecture was an international style whose first examples are generally cited as being from the 1950s and which continues to influence present-day Architecture
A copy of the Luxor, named "The Camel's Toe", appeared in the Las Venturas area of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is a sandbox-style action-adventure computer and Video game developed by Rockstar North
Criss Angel Mindfreak Season Three was filmed at the Luxor, and Criss Angel is currently living in his own penthouse suite right under the light. Criss Angel Mindfreak is a show distributed by A&E Network. It debuted in 2005, and centers on unusual stunts and Street magic acts by Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos (born December 19 1967 better known by his Stage name Criss Angel is an American of Greek descent He also has his own Official Mindfreak merchandise store and production studio. He also "levitated" 500 feet (150 m) above the famous light.
Some stunts on Fear Factor were held at the Luxor, including sliding down the exterior. The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs.
The hotel also appeared prominently in the 1996 film Mars Attacks!. Mars Attacks! is a 1996 Black comedy and Science fiction Movie by Tim Burton based on the popular card series Mars
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