Luxor Las Vegas

From the moment visitors step into the massive onyx-colored glass pyramid that is Luxor Las Vegas, they are confronted with ancient Egypt on a grand scale.
By: Randi Kest

From the very moment visitors step into the massive onyx-colored glass pyramid that is Luxor Las Vegas, they are confronted with ancient Egypt on a grand scale. Just inside the lobby, a life-size replica of the Great Temple of Ramses II rises 35 feet into the world's largest atrium. Measuring 29 million cubic feet, the atrium is said to be home to the world's strongest beam of light, which shines into the sky from atop the pyramid. Inside, "inclinators" zip guests at a 39-degree angle to their rooms while all around them regal and ancient atmospheres combine - from the lavish marble reception area to mini-museum to intricate murals depicting scenes of daily life in the land of the Nile. Built in 1993, the hotel added twin towers in 1998, which brought its room count to 4,408, making it the nation's second-largest hotel.

Main Attraction: Egypt on a grand scale
Ideal For: Ancient history buffs, families and couples
Dining Options: Luxor features 9 restaurants, from fine dining to Asian to seafood, steak and a kosher deli.
Accommodations: Rooms range from deluxe suites in the pyramid, to Jacuzzi rooms in the towers, to mini-suites.
Fascinating Fact: The "inclinators" travel at a 39-degree angle and up 30 stories to take guests to their rooms.
Claim to Fame: The light atop Luxor's pyramid is the world's strongest. It can be seen by pilots flying over Los Angeles.
Entertainment Options: Blue Man Group and Midnight Fantasy are signature Luxor entertainment options.
Activities: Visit King Tut's Tomb and Museum, the only full-scale authentic reproduction of the king's tomb outside Egypt. Or head to Pharaoh's Pavilion for games, rides and a 7-story IMAX theater.
Casino Stats: Luxor's round casino is 120,000 square feet.


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