When the Luxor started on October 15, 1993 the dramatic pyramid structure was the tallest construction in Las Vegas. This was an occasion when the evolution of casinos at vegas relied on themes to differentiate themselves from one another. The Steve Wynn hotel, Treasure Island, has been founded on a pirate motif and next incarnation of MGM Grand (the first MGM Grand was what is now called Bally’s) was about the movies, filled with a yellow brick road directing people through the hub of the casino floor. Even the Luxor, because the name implies, relied upon the ancient Egypt motif to tantalize it’s guests. The replica of the Sphinx in front of the hotel, which also doubles while the porte cochere, greets visitors upon birth. At the time there was even a Nile River ride, similar to what you may possibly find in Epcot Center in Disneyworld.
Times and taste switch extremely fast from vegas and now the Luxor is moving through a transformation HAPPYLUKE promises to create a more contemporary flavor and erase any sign that the hotel and casino are 18 yrs of age. This transformation began in 2006, with the refurbishment of the West Tower rooms, also certainly will continue through 2008.
This is your RA Nightclub. RA was one among those first mega-nightclubs in vegas. The Luxor has become home to the LAX Nightclub, also a branch of the Los Angeles hot spot. LAX is actually a contemporary state of the art night-club covering two-stories and 26,000 square feet. Since the team has been opened in August 2007 it has developed a reputation to be a celebrity hangout. There is also Noir Bar, a personal booking necessary pub located within the nightclub. An adjoining bistro is likely to be opening soon and that means you can eat, drink and play in a singular destination.
Although the Nile River ride is no longer, the Luxor still has many entertainment offerings. The comedian Carrot Top offers his unique and somewhat perverted kind of entertainment 6-nights a week. Something the whole family can enjoy is that the ventriloquist Ronn Lucas and his puppets who play day shows 6-days per week. In 2008 the Luxor will be home to just one more Cirque du Soleil production on the Las Vegas Strip. This production will be a collaboration with magician Criss Angel and you will be put from the theater formerly inhabited by the Blue Man Group.
Even the Luxor’s parent corporation, MGM MIRAGE has been spending $300 million dollars in a bid to create the hotel consistent with the more recent hotels and casinos on the Strip. Since the transformation remains there will be new restaurants included, new pubs and nightclubs and also fresh entertainment options. And whilst the early Egypt theme slowly vanishes with the renovation, it’s beginning to look like the sole reference to the old Luxor that will remain is it’s trademark 30-story Pyramid Tower.