In the thick of the Las Vegas Strip stands an immense, glossy, jet-black pyramid. It is difficult to see inside through the opaque, onyx glass. The pyramid has no markings. In front, a lone sphinx reclines, a perpetual emptiness in its eyes. Taken in at once, the area is an uncanny reinterpretation of Ancient Egypt.
The Luxor: The Dark Pyramid of Vegas
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The casino opened in and was renovated and expanded several times. The hotel's rooms line the interior walls of the main tower, which has a pyramid shape, and other recent story twin ziggurat towers. The hotel is named for the city of Luxor ancient Thebes in Egypt. As of , the Luxor was designated as a 4 Key rating from the Green Key Eco-Rating Program , which evaluates what is known as "sustainable hotel operations. Ground breaking for the Luxor occurred in March and the resort officially opened at 4 AM on October 15, , to a crowd of 10, people. When the hotel opened, it was the tallest structure on the Strip and featured the world's largest atrium, since surpassed. On May 7, , a vehicle exploded in a Luxor Hotel parking garage due to a homemade pipe bomb which left one dead.
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My husband and I spent 4 nights in Vegas, after reading reviews, looking at prices, and a friend's recommendation we decided on Luxor. Checking in was a smooth process we booked through Southwest Vacations , we had a "Pyramid Delux King" which was on the 16th floor. I understand the hotel had some renovations and was hoping this would be a
Finally made it to Vegas and not disappointed. Luxor,Mandalay and Excalliber are all joined by shops undercover walkways etc. Easy to get around.