Named in honor of the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt, Luxor Las Vegas is a 30-story hotel and casino located on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and has a casino with over 2,000 slot machines. The casino opened in 1993 and was renovated several times. This work modernized the design of the property, raising the hotel's capacity.
The design is based on an ancient Egyptian theme and it is an example of 1990s postmodernist architecture. The hotel is shaped like a pyramid with the replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza. The hotel was built by Circus Circus Enterprises and it cost approximately $375 million. Its construction included reinforced concrete and a steel skeleton at the top in order to complete the pyramid. Like most of the major resorts in Las Vegas, there is a wide variety of restaurants and shopping options. One of the most important features is the beam of light (the strongest in the world) that projects from the top of the pyramid and shoots up into the sky. It can be seen easily throughout the city.
Luxor Las Vegas has different amenities like a convention space, four swimming pools, a wedding chappel, 29 retail stores, a nightclub, and a theater. Important shows like Blue Man Group and "R.U.N produced by Cirque du Soleil" are held here. Also, there are exhibitions like "Bodies" and "Titanic".
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